The world’s first airport indoor runway? Well for a few seconds at Copenhagen Airport this week it was, as the opening of the hub’s indoor walkway was celebrated in innovative style.
The 100-metre indoor walkway – claimed to be Denmark’s longest – enables travellers to shortcut from the metro directly to the security control and SAS Fast Track in Terminal 3.
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.
While it might take the average traveller a few more seconds to use the new footbridge, the time saving will still be considerable.
The gangway has long been high on Copenhagen Airport’s wish list and is a key part of the ambitious refurbishment and expansion of Terminal 3. Not only will the facility serve millions of travellers but it will free considerable space in the terminal’s busy ground level.
“We hope that the 100-meter bridge can help the commuters get an experience of an easier journey where they can quickly return home,” said of Copenhagen Airport CEO Thomas Woldbye.
Very quickly in the case of Catarina.