King Frederik of Denmark, opened the new terminal building at Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport, Apr 30.?
King Frederik of Denmark, opened the new terminal building at Copenhagen's Kastrup Airport, Apr 30. Watched by Queen Ingrid, he cut the tape across the threshold of the new building and released balloons to mark the latest extension made on the airport in order to meet the demand of the jet age.
Over GBP10 million has been spent on the changes and improvements. Capable of accommodating 1,000 people, the terminal building is 480ft long and 200ft wide. Throughout its three-storeys there are 55 television sets to provide passengers with information. Covered walks conduct passengers from the aircraft to the transit hall.
The main runway is 10,000 ft long, and can take the largest jet airliner in the world. In place of fuelling trucks there are 24 hydrants on the tarmac linked to an underground storage depot containing 1 1/2 million gallons of aviation fuel. Using this method a jet airliner can fill its tanks in 20 minutes.
Work on the airport expansion began in 1957. It is possible that the airport will be extended further in the future.