Copenhagen Airport, Kastrup (Danish: Københavns Lufthavn, Kastrup; IATA: CPH, ICAO: EKCH) is the main international airport serving Copenhagen, Denmark. Copenhagen Airport was originally called Kastrup Airport, since it is located in the small town of Kastrup. It is the largest airport in the Nordic countries with 29 million passengers in 2016 and one of the oldest international airports in Europe, The airport was inaugurated 20 April 1925 and was one of the first civil airports in the world. Now it is the third-busiest airport in Northern Europe, and the busiest for international travel in Scandinavia. The airport is the main hub out of three used by Scandinavian Airlines ( On 1 August 1947, Scandinavian Airlines was founded, an important event for the Copenhagen Airport, as Copenhagen was to be the main hub for SAS ) and is also an operating base for Thomas Cook Airlines Scandinavia and Norwegian Air Shuttle. Copenhagen Airport handles around 60 scheduled airlines, and has a maximum operation capability of 83 operations/hour, and a total of 108 jet bridge and remote parking stands.