Denmark's Copenhagen Airport held a topping-out ceremony for CPH Swift, the airport's new EUR26.9 million low-cost pier, on 25-Mar-2010. The facility is scheduled to enter operation in 3Q2010. Copenhagen Airport expects the new low-cost concept will help attract more passengers. The 6,700 sq m facility will have six gates and will be connected to the existing Pier D through a 2,400 sq m walkway. Initially, CPH Swift will have an annual capacity of 6 million passengers p/a, and Copenhagen Airport will be able to almost double the capacity by making use of an additional five stands. All airlines meeting the user requirements such as a maximum turnaround time of 30 minutes will be able to use the new low-cost pier. [more]
Copenhagen Airport: “The airline industry is changing and passengers are changing their travel habits. The European low-cost market has expanded strongly in recent years, and the trend is expected to continue. If we want our share of growth, we must satisfy market expectations and offer the products demanded by our customers. That’s why with CPH Swift, we’re building a simple and efficient concept that meets low-cost carriers’ requirements and demands,” Brian Petersen, President and CEO. Source: Copenhagen Airport, 26-Mar-2010.