Published on : Thursday, August 28, 2014
The organization behind the award ‘Europe’s most efficient airport’ is the international and independent Air Transport Research Society (ATRS) – a group of professors and aviation experts from universities worldwide who have developed a method for comparing airport efficiency.
– Although this is the ninth time in eleven years that Copenhagen Airport have won the award for being Europe’s most efficient airport, I guarantee you that we do not take the award for granted or expect to win it each year. In the last decade, competition among the major airports for routes, growth and jobs has intensified significantly, so we are very proud indeed to receive the award,’ said the COO of Copenhagen Airports, Kristian Durhuus.
Connected efficiency in Denmark
The Chairman of ATRS, Professor Tae Hoon Oum of the Sauder School of Business, emphasized that with increasing competition in airport transport markets worldwide, rankings are helpful not only to the airport and airlines, but also to governments, consultants, regulatory commissions, institutional investors, researchers, graduate students and, of course, leisure and business travellers.
And not only is Copenhagen Airport efficient in itself – it is also efficiently connected to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Both trains and metro lines are connected to the airport terminals, ensuring swift transportation to Copenhagen, the rest of Denmark, as well as neighbouring Sweden. In fact, it will take a traveler less than 15 minutes to go from Copenhagen Airport to the center of Copenhagen by the metro – which runs every 3-4 minutes.
For several years Copenhagen Airport has also been at the forefront of introducing self-service and new technology solutions, initially with self-service check-in kiosks and later with facilities ranging from self-service bag drops to automatic boarding pass control at security and at the gates.
The award as “Europe’s most efficient airport” was presented to Copenhagen Airport at the ATRS World Conference in Bordeaux, France earlier this summer.
Source:- Visit Denmark