A new GBP 27.000.000 airline terminal, equipped for jet-age passenger service and capable of handling I.600 passengers an hour, will open at the Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport in 1960.
A new GBP 27.000.000 airline terminal, equipped for jet-age passenger service and capable of handling I.600 passengers an hour, will open at the Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport in 1960. The first stage of the huge expansion and building program was completed recently with the extension of the airport's main south-west-northeast runway to the jettraffic length of 9.200 feet. An other 1650 feet will be added to this before 1960, and the alternate main runway will be lengthened to 9.200 feet.
Kastrup, called the European gateway of the north, handled I.000.000 passengers last year, and is expected to be handling another 250.000 by 1960. The Airport's arrival hall has already been doubled, and its customs and baggage clearance streamlined. Additional space will be given to the departure and transit halls during the next few months.
The new "house of glass" passenger terminal building will be 525 feet long and 220 feet wide, with twice the floor space of the present building. There will be two massive "finger" gates reaching out slantwise to the tarmac from the terminal building, and affording protection for arriving and departing passengers. The enlarged airport will have an "apron" with 25 parking positions, allocated according to types of aircraft. Room will be provided to increase this number to 35. There will be a ten-story air traffic control tower.