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Air Navigation - Socioeconomic Importance for Denmark

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Network and traffic management systems (NTM)
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Background & Policy context

Danish aviation plays an important role in the economy. Over 30 million passengers
traveling annually to and from Danish airports. Aviation activities supports annual value creation of 43 billion. kr. via direct, indirect and induced effects. The availability of 
aviation has been grown during the last 20 years. It is estimated to be worth up
to 57 billion. kr.

Denmark gets a fair share of European growth in aviation, but its contribution is changing rapidly. Copenhagen Airport is one of Europe's largest airports, and passenger numbers have grown at the same level as in the other large
Northern European airports. European traffic creates 80% of traffic at Copenhagen
Airport, while the remaining 20% is divided between domestic and intercontinental


The main objective of the project is to assess the importance of air transport for Denmark.


Funding Source
Transport-, Bygnings- og Boligministeriet


Aviation activities and the availability of aviation facilities, creates great economic
value for Denmark. The gains occur through several channels:

  • Activities in airports and airlines create jobs, both directly in the sector and indirectly
  • via aviation value chain
  • The supply of air routes creates benefits for passengers - both leisure and
  • business
  • Air traffic creates accessibility for Denmark, which give rise to catalytic winnings


Lead Organisation
EU Contribution
Partner Organisations
EU Contribution


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