The main international airport for the Danish capital, Copenhagen Airport (CPH), also serves Malmo, Sweden, and the surrounding region. It is one of the fastest growing airports in the world, serving 50,000 passengers a day and employing nearly 2,000 people.
Copenhagen Airport is the primary hub for SAS Scandinavian Airlines and works with about 70 other airlines to serve routes primarily in Europe. It recently opened a dedicated section to low-cost carriers like RyanAir and EasyJet. Its most popular routes are to London, Stockholm, Oslo, and Amsterdam.
After checking in from one of the self-service kiosks, passengers can await their flight from a number of lounges and restaurants. Two of the airport’s six lounges are dedicated to SAS frequent flyers. A wide range of dining options include fast food, mid-range eateries like sports bar O’Leary’s or the Italian joint Prego, and higher end dining at the Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar. There are also several bars and coffee shops onsite, including one devoted to native brewery Carlsberg. Many shops, a silent prayer room, and free WiFi throughout the airport complete CPH’s facilities.
The airport is located eight kilometres southeast of the city centr, on the island of Amager. Taxi and bus services are available outside the terminal, while the Copenhagen Metro can connect passengers to the city centre in about 15 minutes. Passengers headed to Sweden can take the Oresund railway directly from the airport.
Originally called Kastrup Airport, Copenhagen Airport was actually one of the world’s first civil airports, opening in 1925. Back then, the runways were simple grassy meadows, kept trim by sheep. The airport weathered World War II unscathed and was later the site of the world’s first trans-polar route. To this day, Copenhagen Airport is an innovator in the field of route development. It has added over 50 new routes in the last ten years and is frequently lauded as an industry leader.