Aalborg Airport is Back in Full Strength
In April 2022, with particularly high travel activity around the Easter Holidays, Aalborg Airport exceeded the passenger level of April 2019. With a greater increase compared to 2019 for both charter and domestic traffic, there are high expectations for the coming months, when the summer and charter routes are all up and running.
At Aalborg Airport, there were 115,442 passengers in April 2022 - corresponding to 100.6 percent of the 2019 level, where there were 114,799 passengers. This is the first time that the number of passengers for a whole month exceeds the level from the time before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Busy Easter Holidays with Packed Flights Abroad
In the weekend leading up to the Easter holidays, the terminal at Aalborg Airport was full of expectant travelers who, after two years of restrictions, could finally use the many Easter holidays to travel. The biggest travel day was Friday leading up to Easter with close to 6,000 travelers.
- The travel days around Easter clearly showed that people have longed to travel again, where restrictions now no longer set the agenda, but rather the desire to travel. The travel days up to Easter were characterized by packed planes on foreign routes such as London, Kaunas, Malaga, Stockholm and Antalya, where the Turkish holiday destinations have returned as popular as ever for sun-loving Danes. With a total number of passengers above the 2019 level, we as an airport are back at full strength. This also means that we have been in the hiring process throughout the airport, so we continue to ensure the best experience for our passengers, says CEO Niels Hemmingsen.
Domestic Traffic continues the Positive Development
The number of domestic travelers to and from Copenhagen and Bornholm exceeds the 2019 level by as much as 13.2 percent. This is a positive development that is expected to continue for the rest of 2022.
- Domestic traffic in April largely lived up to expectations of exceeding the number of passengers for 2019, so now we are back to the positive trend we saw in large parts of 2021. It is a huge force that we have three different airlines operating the route, covering the entire market - whether the travelers' focus is on one-stop connections, flexibility or price. Our task is to make it even more attractive to use Aalborg Airport - including the latest investment with the installation of electric charging stations from Norlys, which was inaugurated on 20 April, says Niels Hemmingsen.
The Number of Charter and International Routes will Increase in May
Although the summer program has already started, there are several destinations waiting just around the corner, starting with the opening of the Aalborg-Napoli route on Tuesday May 3.
- Crete, Rhodes, Cyprus, the Faroe Islands, Zakynthos and Naples are among the charter and international routes that will be launched here during May. Together with an expected increase in travel activity on ongoing routes, we are therefore facing a promising summer, where we can hopefully look at progress rather than just a normalization compared to the time before COVID-19, concludes Niels Hemmingsen.