Project Details


Airport City Futures (AirCiF) explores how Copenhagen Airport (CPH) can be
maintained and develop as an international aeromobilities hub, thereby securing
and developing Denmark’s international accessibility. This is done through an
inquiry that, as the first of its kind, will analyse management, planning and design
factors of aeromobilities, and combine this with analyses of the user perspective,
how aeromobilities are experienced by the passengers. Thus AirCiF will be the first
major Danish research project exploring air travel, airports and Airport Cities from
the integrative and interdisciplinary socio-technical field of aeromobilities research.
Giving special attention to the ‘super users’ of the airport, the business travellers,
the AirCiF focuses on a range of management, planning and design aspects, as well
as social and individual behaviours, that influence travel experiences: airport
accessibility, journey functionality, the link between transport modes, number of
airline destinations, as well as the airport’s political, economic and infrastructural
frameworks. The main hypothesis guiding AirCiF is, that CPH can be strengthened
as an international hub airport through a holistic and interdisciplinary analysis, and
that such an analysis is needed if CPH is to maintain its hub status in the future, for
the benefit of Danish business development. The overall output of AirCiF is an
aeromobilities decision support model, which is an evidence and research based
platform for decision makers across sectors and disciplines, whose responsibility is
to strengthen Denmark’s international accessibility. Further AirCiF will establish a
Danish Aviation Academy that will ensure future research into aviation and
aeromobilities development in Denmark.
Effective start/end date01/03/201701/03/2021

Collaborative partners

  • Copenhagen Airport (lead)
  • Danish Business Travel Association
  • Roskilde University
  • Maersk Group
  • SAS
  • Danfoss AS
  • Vestas Wind System A/S
  • Ikea AB


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