Copenhagen Airport FacilitiesCopenhagen Airport Facilities
The Copenhagen Pictures staff is not fanatical about Copenhagen – every now and again trips are made to other destinations to see what they do right. The upside of this is the reaffirmation that Copenhagen is indeed as great as you are being told on Copenhagen Pictures.
This is coming to you from the transit area of Copenhagen Airport, as you find Wireless LAN or WiFI available all over the airport. Unfortunately you are charged DKK 60 an hour for access, and you have the choice between an hour or an hour. In this area The Vienna Airport is leading the way with free WiFi access – hats off to the service mindedness of Vienna.
But the facilities at Copenhagen Airport in general are fantastic – no wonder that the airport is continuously being rated Europe’s best or the World’s best by different media and traveller organizations. Today I noticed a few changes. One is for the transit traveller that never gets to leave the airport. At the entrance to Finger B you now find a somewhat smaller scale model of The Little Mermaid, so you won’t miss her entirely. There were actually people with cameras around it when I passed, so it is being appreciated.
I never get the travel books in time for the trips, and often have to spend time at the destination looking for it. Today I found that the magazine and book store next to Finger B has a large travel literature section – pretty much the entire Lonely Planet Series covering the World for one thing. I’m not as amazed by the collection of English/American language books, but the titles I spotted cover something of interest for most people. I went with the latest John Irving novel.
There are no announcements over loudspeakers at Copenhagen Airport, so you have to look for the large signs showing flights, gates and status every now and then. But the loudspeaker announcements have more or less been replaced by sms or text messages. Next to the flight on the website you find a mobile phone symbol. Click on it and enter your phone number, and answer the confirmation sms with the word “FLY”, and you will receive an sms when changes to the flight status occur – go to gate, boarding and eventual delays come right to your mobile. Way to go, CPH!