Copenhagen airport to build new terminal
There is good news for air passengers flying out of Copenhagen. The airport in the Danish capital has decided to construct a low-cost terminal to give a boost to passenger traffic. Passenger charges for airlines using the new terminal will be half those applied to carriers using Kastrup's main infrastructure.
Copenhagen Airports will build a new 200 million kroner ($26.4 million) terminal for low-cost airlines.
The operator of Copenhagen's international airport said Tuesday the terminal dubbed CPH Swift will be ready by 2010 and will have an annual capacity of 6 million passengers who can access planes through six gates.
Airlines must have a 30-minute turnaround at the new terminal, at least 90 percent of the passengers must check in online, through their cell phones or a self-service kiosk. Transfer to other flights is not possible.
Copenhagen's airport is the hub for Scandinavian Airlines. It is the Nordic region's largest airport with 21.4 million passengers in 2007.