Copenhagen gets a new cycling bridge

Copenhagen is known for its bicycles and cycling enthusiasts. The cyclists will have more reason to rejoice as a new bridge has been constructed especially for them.

Officially called as the Cykelslangen, the cycle snake – bridge connects Islandsbrygge and Vesterbro. The bridge is aimed to be a safe link for the cyclists who love to go around the city.

The Cykelslangen is easy to spot in striking orange. It was made of steel and was designed by Dissing + Weitling architectural firm. The bridge measures four metres wide and 220 metres long.

Those who live in Copenhagen prefer to ride on their bikes whether on the way to schools or workplaces so this bike bridge would be more than useful.

Construction of the bridge is set to be finished before the year 2014 ends. And by year 2025, almost 90 percent of all Copenhagen cyclist should feel safer than ever and arrive at their destination much faster. The bike riders now will move away from the usual traffic, staircases, and pedestrians.

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Posted by admin - August 5, 2014 at 2:52 pm

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Peter Krogsgaard named new Commercial Chief at Copenhagen Airport

Peter Krogsgaard will soon be the new Chief Commercial Officer of at Copenhagen Airports. Krogsgaard will replace Mr. Carsten Norland who left his executive post last March. Effective September 1, the new CCO will lead the daily business activities of the airport.

The 45-year old Krogsgaard was the former Managing Director at Fujitsu Denmark and Norway. For the past 15 years, he’s been working in companies focused on IT and telecommunications. He’s been given management positions and has worked for big names like Nokia, Orange, HI3G, Teliasonera, and the last one, Fujitsu.

Krosgaard is excited to work at the CPH and contribute to the development of the company. He believes the airport plays a major role in the whole of Denmark. He also looks forward to bringing the Copenhagen Airport more success and a more impressive customer experience for all travelers.

Copenhagen Airport CEO Thomas Woldbye is positive about Krosgaard coming on board and believes the latter will be an asset to the company. He said: “We are pursuing a clear growth strategy aiming to expand our position as the key hub of northern Europe. Providing an attractive offering to airlines and travellers and the continued development of e-commerce are key fields in the competition with other European airports. I look forward to working with Peter Krogsgaard, and I am confident that he can take us further in our strategic journey that is already well under way. Peter has a very strong track record.”

Krosgaard has a proven track record in the industry. He also holds an MBA Executive degree from the AVT Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Posted by admin - July 23, 2014 at 9:54 am

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Max Mara opens new store at Copenhagen Airport

Premium Italian fashion house Max Mara recently launched a new store at the Copenhagen Airport. It’s the first to open at the Copenhagen Kastrup and also the first in an airport situated in Europe.

As one of the biggest international Italian fashion companies in the world, Max Mara has been aggressive these days in opening stores as the fashion group plans to open 50 branches within the next five to six years. That seems quite ambitious but Max Mara is positive more travelers will see what the luxury design brand is all about.

Max Mara’s expansion of stores will showcase the Italian’s fashion sense and bring it further to the rest of the world. A store opening at the airport is crucial as more people will be able to see the shop and the stylish designs.

The concept store at the Copenhagen Airport is designed by Duccio Grassi Architects, the same people behind Max Mara’s other branches in Soho, Milan, and Hong Kong. This means another iconic shop will soon be a favorite shopping destination at this airport in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Lise Ryevad, Copenhagen Airports Director, is excited that passengers now have more shopping choices at the airport. This development will definitely enhance the airport experience, starting from the shop’s interior design, its impressive lighting system, and of course, the wide array of fashionable and luxury items from Max Mara.

Posted by admin - July 21, 2014 at 9:07 am

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Copenhagen Airport to use Google Glass

The latest wearable device that’s making gadget town crazy these days is Google Glass. It’s one of the many wearable tech gadgets coming out lately but it’s the most controversial because some states in the US say it’s illegal to use the pair. But for those in Denmark, the Google Glass will soon be a regular fixture at the Copenhagen Airport.

The airport management recently approved the Google Glass after a series of trial. The passenger services team just finished a successful trial according to SITA. The usage of Google Glass wearable technology was announced during the SITA Air Transport IT Summit currently being held in Brussels.

This piece of development makes the Danish terminal world’s first airport to use Google Glass officially. A number of companies and airlines are testing the Google Glass but Copenhagen Airport is the first airport.

Results so far are positive. Airport service personnel and the passengers tested the wearable tech which resulted to what’s described as ‘superior passenger service’. SITA Lab’s technology research group lead the testing which ran for a couple of months. The use of Google Glass at the Copenhagen Airport became a hit among the staff so it was given a thumbs-up. No mention though when permanent implementation will begin.

Copenhagen Airport’s Director Customer Care Marie-Louise Lotz shared: “The feedback from our passengers and service team has been overwhelmingly positive. We found Google Glass very easy to use and more user-friendly than other devices such as tablets. The hope is that the airport can reduce the amount of paper used by duty managers as well as being in a position to engage more with passengers.

Posted by admin - July 16, 2014 at 8:33 am

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Copenhagen metro expansion project approved

Danish rapid transit system that serves most of Copenhagen, Tarnby, and Frederiksberg will soon receive metro extensions for the benefit of the public. The metro network will extend to two other areas as the government of Denmark and the Copenhagen City Council recently made an agreement about the extensions project.

By 2018, the City Circle line will have two more branches that will also be a part of the M4 line in the city. The line inter-change is expected to offer more efficiency by allowing regional train services from the west to reach the airport. With this, there is no need to pass by the Copenhagen Central so commuters save a lot of time.

The Sydhavn line will take off from Sonder Boulevard to the new branch then to the harbour front that interchanges with the main line and the S-Train at Ny Ellebjerg. The city council and the government are hoping to ease overcrowding at the Copenhagen Central.
The new line in Denmark will pass through the southern docks that are currently being renovated. Three new stations will begin operations once construction is finished. Expected cost for the Sydhayn line is DKr 6-8bn which is around $1.1 billion.

On the northern part, leaving the Cityring near the Osterport station is another branch that will extend to the new cruise ship terminal, serving the Nordhayn area. From Orientkaj to the area of Nordhayn, that’s about 3 kilometers. Construction has not started yet but it will very soon.

Both lines will be fully operational by year 2023. A long way to go from today but I’m pretty sure the Danish people won’t mind waiting for a more efficient transportation system.

Posted by admin - July 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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Denmark getting ready for Copenhagen Jazz Festival 2014

This year’s jazz festival is expected to draw a crowd of about 250,000 jazz fans scattered all throughout the city of Copenhagen. More than 1,100 concerts are in the lineup of this weeklong jazz event, which will start on July 4.

Summer in this side of Europe will be more vibrant and alive with hours of great music performances. Concert venues include open-air grounds like town squares and parks, theatres, major concert venues, and cafes in Copenhagen. Most shows are offered free for everyone’s enjoyment, young and kids alike.

The Copenhagen Jazz Festival has been a regular crowd-drawer in the capital of Denmark since 1979. It started when Copenhagen welcomed the American jazz artists popular at that time. More American musicians came and inspired the Danish music screen. Since then, local and international bands come together in Denmark for days of ‘all that jazz’.

The number of concerts increases each year—making this jazz event one of the largest music festivals not only in Denmark but in all of Europe. This 2014, concert headliners include Concha Buika, Christian McBride, Hiromi, Grammy Award-winner Gregory Porter, Joshua Redman, Chick Corea, Manu Katche & Richard Bona, Dave Holland, Eric Legnini, Stefano Di Battista, The Trio Project, Stanley Clarke, Children of the Light Trio, and Thurston Moore & Mats Gustafsson.

Some international artists like Wayne Shorter, Return to Forever, and Desert blues from Mali will also be performing. American guitar legend John Scofield, Spanish flamenco diva Concha Buika, and the great jazz quitar player Christian McBride are expected to rock the whole of the Koncerthuset concert hall and Jazzhouse.

The festival isn’t just for the adults as there will also be kid-friendly jazz performances. This means you can bring your kids with you and expose them to music that you’ve grown to love.

To help you get around Copenhagen, an official festival app can be downloaded to your iOS or Android smartphone. The app will serve as an Official Guide to Copenhagen Jazz Festival and is free for download.

This is the 36the edition of Copenhagen Jazz Festival which will take place on the 4th of July until the 13th in Denmark. The small city of Copenhagen will be filled with jazz-lovers from different parts of the world that week. City officials are expecting a large crowd and they are now preparing how to handle the traffic by making sure public transport system is efficient and well-organized just in time for the start of the jazz festival.

Posted by admin - July 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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