Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport is inviting Danish and international companies to develop a new Airport Business Park that would be able to handle up to one million tonnes of cargo per year.
To be built over an area of 170,000m², the Airport Business Park is expected to generate additional job opportunities, and facilitate more exports.
Copenhagen Airport chief commercial officer Peter Krogsgaard said: “Denmark should aim to be the Northern European centre for cargo and e-commerce, and a hub for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries in Northern Europe.
“So we need to create an airport business park that can also attract companies with a particular need for a central location at a large international airport – companies that we would not otherwise attract to Denmark.”
Located next to the existing cargo area, the new business park is expected to double the airport's cargo capacity from 500,000t to 1,000,000t per year.
Krogsgaard added: “With a business park at the airport, we could also strengthen export opportunities for the many Danish companies that rely on overseas exports.
“And at the same time we could attract global companies that would otherwise locate in and around other large European airports.”
By increasing the air cargo capacity with the development of the new business park, Copenhagen Airport will also be able to boost passenger routes.
Krogsgaard further said: “Currently, belly cargo accounts for a large share of earnings on long-haul international routes – often more than 10% of earnings.
“If we can show the airlines that it’s possible to fill aircraft flying to Mumbai or Cape Town with belly cargo, it will be even more attractive for them to fly to Copenhagen rather than to one of our competitor airports in Europe.”
With the development of the business park at Copenhagen Airport, Denmark will be able to join the competition to be the Northern European hub for major global e-commerce companies.
Image: Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. Photo: courtesy of Johnpsolis / Wikipedia.