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Copenhagen Airport Reviews

The main international airport of Denmark was inaugurated in 1925. However, during World War II, the airport was closed for civil operations except for periodic flights to destinations in Sweden, Germany, and Austria. After the war in 1945, Copenhagen Airport was the most modern international airport in Europe, because the airport remained untouched by actual acts of war. Throughout the 1970s, airport traffic continued to grow, but the airport was not expanded further. Expansion of the airport began in 1982, after the necessary period of planning. The intention was not to build Europe’s largest airport, but to build transit passengers’ favourite airport.

Today, we’ll be looking at how Copenhagen Airport (CPH) is today.

Airport  Facilities

Copenhagen Airport Reviews-insideIt’s the largest airport in Scandinavia and one of the most popular airports in the world. As a traveller, you need help to get your way around. First things first, Information desks are located in the arrivals areas and transit halls of Terminals 2 and 3. There is also a visitor centre in terminal 3. Restrooms are found throughout the airport, though shower rooms are not available. As an alternative, the Ni’mat Spa has a saltwater pool, aroma steam bath, massages, and a fish spa where Garra Rufa fish have a go at your gnarly feet.

There are plenty of bars, cafés, and restaurants at Copenhagen Airport, offering everything from seafood to fast food. Places to eat include a restaurant serving Danish fare post-security in terminal 3, and a couple of restaurants in the on-site Hilton Copenhagen Airport Hotel.  There are over 120 different stores at the airport, with designer boutiques, newsagents, and duty-free shops among the many options. There is also a good selection of shops selling the best of Scandinavian fashion and design. A pre-order and pick-up service is available.
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Copenhagen Airport is large, airy, and spacious. Staff and security are tolerant of sleepers. To stay connected, free WiFi is available to members of the CPH Advantage program. Membership is actually free. Banks and ATM machines are found in both terminals. For those who need money exchange services, the bureaux de change is in Terminal 3.

Getting To and From

If you are driving from central Copenhagen, head southbound across Langebro Bridge and continue along Amager Boulevard and Amagerbrogade. From here, follow the signs to the airport complex. The total drive time from central Copenhagen to the airport is approximately 20 minutes.
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By public transportation, direct high-speed trains to Copenhagen Central Station are available.  The Metro M2 line connects the airport to the city centre. Several buses run from Copenhagen Airport to the city centre, as well. Also, Taxis pick up passengers from ranks outside Terminal 3.

Location – Traffic – Service

Scandinavian AirlinesCopenhagen Airport is located 8 km (5 miles) southeast of Copenhagen, and operates as the hub for Air Greenland, Danish Air Transport, Jet Time, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook Airlines, Scandinavia, TUIfly Nordic, and SAS Cargo. The public international airport is by far the busiest airport for international travel in Scandinavia. CPH has two terminals – known as Terminals 2 and 3 – and three runways. These handle all flights and share a common airside passenger concourse as well as the arrivals section which houses customs and baggage claim and is physically located in Terminal 3. The airport successfully accommodated 26 million passengers last year.

Airport/Terminal Map
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Copenhagen Airport Reviews and News

After reading Copenhagen Airport reviews, we found that the airport had received a 4/10-star rating from 148 comments posted online. What bothered us was the most recent posts were all complaints. One customer even said:

” I spent more than an hour in their security check queue during the time when they expect low traffic. They worked at 40% capacity and continued to close checkpoints instead of opening new ones, even though the queues kept growing. Staff were also not willing to assist in that situation.” To see more of these Copenhagen Airport reviews, click here.

Terminal 1 closed in March 2015, leaving all passenger flights being handled by the interlinked Terminals 2 and 3. Check the airport’s website for the most current news on the situation.
Copenhagen Airport Reviews-logoContact Information:

  • Airport Code:          CPH
  • Phone Number:      +45 32 31 32 31
  • Website URL:          https://www.cph.dk/en/
  • Address:                  Lufthavnsboulevarden 6, 2770 Kastrup, Denmark

Overview

Denmark is also known for its generosity with world aid. Despite being one of the smallest countries, it gives freely to nations in need. As their main international airport is large and generous, and despite the Copenhagen Airport reviews, the airport is still one of the best. In fact, CPH is at the 18th spot on the “World’s Top 100 Airports” this year.

 

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Billund Airport Reviews

airportWhat do we actually know about Denmark? The Danish nationals being outspoken and punctual? The country with the  oldest state flag in the world still in use by an independent nation (1219)? Or, more commonly being visited  and known due to Legoland Billund, Tivoli Gardens, and the Little Mermaid.? Sure, Denmark has a lot to offer when it comes to tourism, but the question is how do they handle the number of passengers coming in and out of their country?

Having said that, transportation means had been essential not only to Denmark, but around the world. With the the Danish country’s top destinations, let us find out one of the airports in Denmark. In this review, let’s talk about Billund Airport (BLL).

Aesthetics

As the key international airport of Denmark, passenger volume sure is a big thing in BLL. But, they don’t even fret about this since Billund Airport has several airport facilities throughout the airport. Everyone will eventually start with an information desk and tourist information counter which are located in the terminal building. There are plenty of restrooms located around the airport, but showers are unfortunately not available.

To stay connected, free WiFi is available at BLL. Travellers just have to connect to the “FREEinternetBLL” network. Though, the bandwidth or usage download is a maximum of 1 Mbit/s per client. Public telephones are also available within the terminal.
Billund Airport Reviews-foodThere is a café, sandwich bar, fast food diner, and a bar within the terminal. Any food bought from these outlets can be taken on to the flight. Please be informed there are no 24-hour food concessions.

Duty free is available for non-EU departures. Within the terminal, there is also a Lego shop (selling a special Billund Airport Lego Architecture kit not available for purchase anywhere else), a general kiosk, a fashion outlet, and a shop selling Danish household goods and jewellery.
Billund Airport Reviews-lego shopATM machines are located to the left of the exit in the Arrivals Hall, the same with currency exchange where it is possible to change up to €100 at the Square Café & Kiosk.

Directions

For a sense of direction by driving, from the centre of Billund, follow Nordmarksvej north past Legoland before turning right onto Båstlundvej. The airport will be directly at your right hand side. But, if you prefer taking public transportation, numerous bus services stop at the airport, running from destinations all over western Denmark. And, cabs are also readily available immediately outside the airport.

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Location – Traffic – Service

Billund Airport is situated 2km (1.2 miles) northeast of central Billund and serves as a hub for Sun-Air of Scandinavia. The international airport has 2 terminals and a runway that handles an average of more than two million passengers a year, and millions of pounds of cargo. Statistics show that in 2015, Billund Airport had successfully accommodated almost 3 million passengers.

Airport/Terminal Map
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Billund Airport Reviews and News

Judging through several Billund Airport reviews online, the ones being posted on Skytrax are pretty much outdated back to 2013. We actually tried looking for Billund Airport reviews in 2016 and we stumble upon Yelp. The Danish airport got an overall score of 4/5 from 5 Billund Airport reviews.

One customer even said:
“This airport has been my home airport for a long time. This is the airports that I have flown in/out from most – and I generally enjoy Billund Airport.

The terminal is bright, airy and very enjoyable. The ground staff is, for the most part, very smily – and there are always a homely feeling to the service. You feel like a friend to them rather than a customer, in a good way of course.”

To see more of their stories, click here.
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Contact Information:

  • Airport Code:         BLL
  • Phone Number:     + 45 76 50 50 50
  • Contact Email:       info@bll.dk
  • Website URL:        http://www.billund-airport.com/
  • Address:                Passagerterminalen 10, 7190 Billund, Denmark

Conclusion

Billund Airport focuses on growth so that they can maintain and develop their position as Western Denmark’s international airport. If you’re going to ask me how I found out about Billund Airport, it was actually through a friend, and I am really not surprised to find out that BLL is part of the World’s Top 100 Airports, being on the 79th rank.

Have you been to Billund Airport? Feel free to share your experience below.