Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport will upgrade and expand its Terminal 2 by adding 700m² and two extra security lanes to accommodate 40 million passengers in the future.
The airport will be investing kr130m ($21.80m) in the expansion project that is slated to be completed by mid-2015.
Work on the expansion of Pier C, which will cost approximately kr250m ($41.93) is also underway. This project will add new lounges and three gates with passenger bridges and is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
Speaking about the expansion, Copenhagen Airports CEO Thomas Woldbye said: "The three building projects are in line with our ‘Expanding CPH’ strategy of a phased expansion of the airport in the course of the next two to three decades, enabling us to handle 40 million passengers per year.
"We need to create space for that success before next year’s busy summer season, so we are investing kr130m in expanding Terminal 2 and the central security checkpoint."
The airport will also merge the domestic and international traffic next year, due to which, there will be a need for more space at the central security checkpoint. Two new lanes will be added to the existing 16 lanes, which will increase the capacity of the airport by more than 10%. Four lanes will be added to the security checkpoints.
"The two new lanes will be ready in April 2015, well in advance of the busy summer season. Moreover, CPH is currently hiring additional security screening staff. This will ensure that we are ready for yet another busy summer in 2015."
Terminal 2 will also get screen walls at the west end.
"We are going to create a more spacious terminal and will expand it by an additional 700m²," Woldbye added.
"We will also upgrade the offering of food and beverages as well as other facilities for passengers. For example, we are going to install a number of charging stations for mobile phones, tablets and laptops."
Image: An outside view of Copenhagen Airport’s Terminal 2. Photo: courtesy of Dornum72.