We knew our Scandinavia trip had come to an end as soon as, we arrived at the Copenhagen International Airport. At first look, Kastrup Airport is a glass-laden building, decorated with ‘countless’ mirrored-tiles, reflecting the images of pseudo travel events. The aerial view, however, makes the Kastrup Airport look like a sleek paper plane, slid into the designs of modernism. Except, this unconventional paper plane glows at night! At first, approaching the Kastrup Airport to us was nothing but a dark-gloomy feeling of departing Denmark. But, things changed as soon as, we got an exceptional customer service at Scandinavia’s largest airport facilitating prompt tax refunds and smooth check-in.
Kastrup holds a significant place in history as this is the only airport that remained undamaged during the World War II. If that sounds exciting, wait till you explore the unconventional-designs installed by Vilhelm Lauritzen. Who could say, Kastrup is one-of-the-oldest international airports of Europe when everything about this terminal is a style or a movement. The 30 million passengers visiting this airport each year will agree with us on the art depiction. And on that note, we took off from the Amager Island, espying the cityscape of Copenhagen for one last time.
Although, before taking off we traversed through the duty-free stores, peeked inside the refined lounges, and hopped a few cafes, and bars. We had more than 5 hours in hand which gave us ample time to look around after we checked-in our luggage. We had 10 KG extra luggage which, was not charged for separately, as the airline executive was kind enough to waive-off extra baggage. In particular, CPH Terminal 2 and 3 are for the international departures. Wherein, the all-new, delta-shaped Terminal 3 also facilitates train connectivity to downtown Copenhagen. Which, brings us back to Kastrup, a small town where CPH has rooted its presence.
Essentially, CPH features a ‘great’ amount of traditionalism, symbolizing times when the airport relied on sheep-grazing, for smooth take-offs and landings. Years later, it won the title of world’s first civil airport!
1. Use self-service kiosks, opposite check-in counters
2. Web check-in 24 hours in advance to get a waiver on extra baggage
3. Claim tax refunds at Terminal 2 and 3 arcades