Copenhagen Airport has confirmed its expansion plans after confirmation after broad political agreement on the framework for the development.
The seven-year extension of DKK 4.5 billion will enable improved safety, better access to public transport, improved facilities for airlines, larger baggage claim and passport control areas as well as adjustments to runways and hangars to offer more accommodation for more preferred aircraft – ie less noisy, more fuel efficient.
Since 1994, the number of households affected by unacceptable noise pollution has fallen from 18,213 to 2,126.
The goal is to halve this number by 2050.
No fewer festive flights than usual
Meanwhile, Copenhagen Airport has reported an airline’s cancellation rate of no more than 2 percent for December, which is no more than normal.
While corona has led to many cancellations around the world, the weather has also played a role, and Copenhagen Airport has not been hit unnecessarily.
A number of airlines took action in November to reroute December flights, but nothing out of the ordinary.
However, SAS was forced to cancel about 60 of 600 flights up to Christmas due to illness among its employees.
Coming soon to Mjølnerparken: renovated pillows with balcony
About 260 apartments in the infamous residential area Mjølnerparken – corresponding to about half of the homes – are sold to the private real estate company NREP. The decision by the owner, housing association Bo-Vita, is in line with the government’s 2018 plans to transform the residential area by evicting a large proportion of its public tenants and replacing them with private tenants living in newly renovated apartments. The result of the sale is that public housing will soon only make up 40 percent of the housing. NREP, which will take over ownership in 2023, has promised that the renovated apartments will be affordable and come with new kitchens and bathrooms as well as a balcony.
Six weeks of “generating” noisy construction work is expected in Nordhavn
Residents of Nordhavn can look forward to six weeks of noisy construction work from 10 January onwards if they live near Pakhus 53 on Sundmolen. A 100-meter-long canal stretch will be laid out to cross Sundmolen, and the first six weeks of work will focus on building the walls. It will involve lots of iron-on-iron work as huge steel plates are knocked into place. The noise, which will continue Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is generally described as “annoying.”
New bathing zone brings the city’s total to eight, with a ninth on the way
On 23 December, City Hall opened a new bathing zone, ideal for the needs of winter bathers. Located on Havnegade, which runs between Knippelsbro and entrance to Nyhavn, The zone is equipped with an apparent wooden structure that includes a pontoon and a staircase down to the water. The pool comes with adjustable bottom. Another zone will open at Teglholm Brygge this spring, bringing the total number of zones in Copenhagen to nine.
Hipster urinal: New toilet promised to visitors at Queen Louise Bro
A new public toilet opens to receive visitors at Dronning Louise Bro, the bridge that crosses Byens Søer from the center to Nørrebro. The area is a mecca for hipsters and tourists over the summer, and the area has a bad rep for its lack of facilities, but now City Hall has approved plans to set up a toilet trailer at Sortedam Dosseringen 1 – the first just after crossing to Cph N – which could be in place in June. However, the municipality has cautiously confirmed that it will be ready for use in the autumn.
Source: The Nordic Page
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