Warsaw Chopin traffic rises 16% in January

Warsaw Chopin Airport recorded a 16 per cent increase in passenger traffic in January compared to the same month last year.

The gateway handled 1.12 million passengers in the month with international traffic up more than 21 per cent to over a million.

In 2018, further increases in the number of passengers are expected, mainly thanks to the connections opened by national carrier PLL LOT – including to Singapore, Moscow-Domodedovo, Skopje, and Podgorica.

Chopin Airport director or marketing and the PR office, Hubert Wojciechowski said: “We note that more and more passengers use the services of our airport as a transfer point on their next journey. This means that Warsaw is strengthening its position as a hub in Central Europe and Eastern.

“The increase in the number of passengers, while exhausting the operational capabilities of Chopin Airport, is a very serious argument pointing to the urgent need to create a new, large, modern airport, which will become the most important