Copenhagen Airport is starting two major projects to create additional capacity. A new Pier E will be constructed and the transit area in Terminal 2, the busiest passenger area, will be doubled in size.
The area between Pier A and Pier B is being expanded by 4,000 sqm. This will be achieved by constructing a new building in front of the existing one and then joining the two facilities together.
“The first thing our passengers will notice is the investment of DKK 390 million (€52m) in creating more space for the journey through the busy area after the security checkpoint,” said Thomas Woldbye, CEO of Copenhagen Airport.
“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 10 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. We’re already well into the process of identifying the right selection so that there’s something for every taste and budget.”
Meanwhile, the first phase of the new Pier E will be complete in 2019. “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 DKK 3 billion (€403m),” Woldbye stated. “Today, we’ve started work on the first phase of the project, which alone will cost DKK 850 million (€114m). This phase will give us the first 22,000 sqm and seven gates for aircraft.”