Copenhagen Airport is the largest among those in the Nordic countries and its performance is particularly notable in light of five European airlines announcing bankruptcy during the year.
Copenhagen Airport was able to overcome a number of airline bankruptcies in 2012 to set a new passenger record last year, with 23.3 million people passing through the Danish hub.
Passenger numbers rose by +2.7% year-on-year, with international traffic driving growth, up +5.3%. The airport also attributed the overall growth to an increase in the number of transfer passengers.
The new record was set despite the fact take-offs and landings were down -4.2% in 2012, meaning airlines had better load factors and used larger aircraft.