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Copenhagen Airport becomes DHL's Nordic hub

By control on October 4, 2013

DHL is making Copenhagen Airport its Nordic hub, expanding its operations at the airport in Copenhagen, Denmark, and adding 85 employees.

Cargo traffic has grown at the airport by 6.2 percent year over year, due in part to DHL. The company’s expansion is a sign that the Danish economy is slowly recovering, according to Copenhagen Airport CEO Thomas Woldbye.

"The markets in Denmark and Europe are beginning to recover after the crisis," Claus Lassen, head of DHL Express for Denmark, said. "Our Nordic hub at Copenhagen Airport will have a strong strategic role in the entire DHL route network. In future, CPH will be the new hub for all Nordic cargo consignments. This means that we will be handling far more parcels and cargo than we are today."

Cargo at the airport was up 6 percent for the first six months of 2013.

"The increased volume of air cargo is a clear indication that growth is picking up, and this is good news for Denmark and Danish business," Woldbye said.

He sees great potential in Copenhagen being DHL’s Nordic cargo hub.

"It will give Danish companies and consumers even better opportunities for moving goods to and from Denmark quickly and efficiently, and it will help generate more growth in the Danish economy," Woldbye said.