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Copenhagen Airport to accept monster planes
Copenhagen Airport is launching preparations to make the airport able to accommodate the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft, as part of its overall growth plan.

The growth plan, called Expanding CPH, is a vision for the airport’s gradual expansion over the coming two or three decades to enable it to handle 40 million passengers a year. The airport will reach an all-time high of 25 million passengers in 2014.

In summer 2015, CPH plans to carry out a renovation of its two main runways, and in connection with this it is now obtaining quotations for widening its 3.3 kilometre-long runway. This would be necessary to accept the Airbus A380’s enormous wingspan, which needs a runway wider than the standard 45 metres.

CPH is also currently carrying out an expansion of Pier C, which is where the largest planes park, a project that will cost in the region of DKK 250 million (€33.6 million). Three stands will have direct access from the gates and one will be fitted with two jet bridges – an improvement that will allow Pier C to accommodate the largest aircraft types including the A380, which seats more than 500 passengers.

Copenhagen Airport says it has attracted nine new intercontinental routes over the last five years, bringing the total to 27 routes.

“As we are currently carrying out a major terminal and runway expansion and maintenance program, it makes good sense for us to seize this opportunity to gradually prepare Copenhagen Airport to also accommodate the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the A380,” said Copenhagen Airport CEO Thomas Woldbye.

“Until now, the largest intercontinental aircraft […] are only used on services to the very largest hubs in the world. However, we believe that there is still room in the market for the most important medium-size hubs, including Copenhagen, to be added to the route network.”