Copenhagen Airport in Denmark has opened its expanded Terminal 2 and commissioned a new baggage handling system.
Completed with an investment of DKK540m (€72.4m), both projects are expected to support growth and assist the airport in handling additional passengers expected during the summer season.
The project involved the addition of 1,400m² of space for passengers, as well as the incorporation of 12 new check-in desks, 16 additional self-service kiosks and more seating for waiting passengers, while new glass panels, wider entrances and a raised ceiling have also been added.
As part of the project, the airport has also expanded its baggage system, which now includes an additional 2.8km of baggage conveyors, 500 motors and new software, offering increased capacity and speed, while improving operational reliability.
The expanded baggage system offers terminals 2 and 3 sufficient space to receive baggage from an additional conveyor in each terminal.
The revamp has also increased X-ray capacity for scanning of all baggage prior to take-off.
Copenhagen Airport CEO Thomas Woldbye said that passenger numbers are growing, and to accommodate that growth the airport needed to create significantly more room for passengers and airlines, and increase space and add new check-in desks.
"At the same time, we have upgraded our baggage system to handle the up to 30 million passengers we expect to welcome annually in the future," Woldbye said.
"Overall, this will give airlines, handling companies and passengers a better product because everything from check-in to baggage drop and baggage sorting will become easier, and there will be fewer errors."
Refurbished offices on top of the new terminal area are scheduled for completion in July, while a new roofed, outdoor passageway is set to be commissioned around 1 July, facilitating passengers access from the Metro to Terminal 2.
According to the airport the refurbishment of the remaining part of Terminal 2 is set to be completed in 2016.
Copenhagen Airport also planning to expand through several major construction projects aiming terminals, baggage sorting and manoeuvring area.
Image: The addition of 12 new check-in desks, 16 additional self-service kiosks and more seating for waiting passengers would assist the airport in handling more passengers in future. Photo: courtesy of Copenhagen Airports A/S.