Image of the Day – Saluting the airport world’s own ‘bridge of size’

Our daily feature celebrates memorable scenes, moments, launches and campaigns from the global aviation and travel retail sphere.

Today’s choice reminds me of why I love airports. It’s courtesy of Thomas Hoff Andersson, the man with surely the best job title in our industry – Director of Passenger Experience for CPH Airports, operator of course of the gateway to Denmark, Copenhagen Airport.

This spectacular picture is of Copenhagen Airport’s indoor bridge (at 100 metres the longest in Denmark). It has been nominated in the ‘Best Airport Terminal Design Project’ at the Future Travel Experience awards 2018 to be judged tomorrow evening.

This marvellous Danish ‘bridge of size’ faces stiff competition – it’s up against three brand new terminals at Changi, Incheon and Muscat airports. Whatever the result, there is no doubt that, as Thomas points out, the bridge symbolises the true spirit of the award – to “deliver a frictionless, enjoyable and memorable passenger experience”.

Footnote: This isn’t the first time we’ve featured the Copenhagen bridge in this column. Back in June, its opening  was celebrated in memorable style when three runners from Copenhagen’s the NBRO-Running race club put the shortcut to the ultimate test with a 100-metre dash. Catarina (centre) took out the honours in a deeply impressive 11.5 seconds. As we noted, while it might take the average traveller a few more seconds to use the new footbridge, the time saving is still considerable.

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