Copenhagen Airport announces expansion projects

WCN Editorial Team 13 Jan 2017 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Copenhagen Airport has announced plans to build a new pier and double the size of the transit area in Terminal 2.

The transit area will be expanded by 4,000m2 through the construction of a new building between Pier A and Pier B. The work, which will involve an investment of DKK390M ($55.8M), is expected to be complete by mid-2018.

Copenhagen Airport CEO Thomas Woldbye said: “We’re making the corridors wider so there’s more space for passengers making their way to their flights. We’ll also be adding a new play area, additional seats and more power sockets for recharging devices.

“Seven out of ten passengers say that good options for shopping and eating are essential for a good travel experience — and we’re listening to them, which means we’re also building 28 new shops and food & beverage outlets.”

The first phase of the new pier, known as Pier E, will add 22,000m2 to the airport and will include seven gates and 800 seats.

The pier construction will entail an investment of DKK850M ($121.6M) and is scheduled for completion in 2019.

Woldbye said: “The construction of a brand-new Pier E is one of the biggest construction projects of recent times. When the pier is complete, it will be able to accommodate 10 gates for large aircraft and 20 for smaller aircraft on the European routes — a huge project costing around DKK3bn.”

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