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Copenhagen Airport

Copenhagen Airport
Airport information
IATACPH
ICAOEKCH
 Location of airport in Denmark
Airport typePublic
OwnerKøbenhavns Lufthavne
ServesCopenhagen, Denmark
LocationKastrup
Hub
*Cimber Sterling *Jettime *Norwegian Air Shuttle *Scandinavian Airlines *Star Air(Maersk Cargo) *Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia *TUIfly Nordic
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Statistics2010
Passengers21501750
Aircraft movements245640
Cargo (tonnes)N.A.

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Copenhagen Airport ( ) is the main international airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark and the Oresund Region. It is located on the island of Amager, 8 km (5 mi) south of Copenhagen city centre, and 24 km (14.9 mi) west of Malmö city centre on the other side of the Oresund Bridge. The airport lies mainly in the municipality of Tårnby, with a small portion in neighboring Dragør. It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries, and one of the oldest international airports in Europe.

The airport is the main hub out of three used by Scandinavian Airlines and is also a hub for Cimber Sterling, Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Copenhagen Airport handles 60 scheduled airlines and serves nearly 60,000 passengers per day; 21.5 million passengers passed through the facility in 2010, making it the busiest airport in the Nordic countries, with a maximum capacity of 83 loadings/hour and with room for 108 airplanes. Unlike other Scandinavian airports, a considerable share of the airport's passengers are international. The domestic part of the annual passengers is lower than 10%. The airport is owned by Københavns Lufthavne, which also operates Roskilde Airport. The airport employs 1700 staff (excluding shops, restaurants etc.).

Copenhagen Airport was originally called Kastrup Airport, since it is located in the small town of Kastrup, now a part of the Tårnby municipality. The formal name of the airport is still Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup, to distinguish it from Roskilde Airport, which was previously called Copenhagen Airport, Roskilde. Locally many people still call the airport just Kastrup.


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