Warsaw Chopin Airport - a summary of 2019 year
Chopin Airport is not slowing down and closes the next year with a another record. This clearly confirm the role of the capital's port as an important hub in Central Europe, which constantly maintains a high position on the map of international air connections.
In 2019, 18.86 million people used the services of the capital's port, which is 6.2 percent increase compared to last year. In January-December 17.1 million passengers traveled in international traffic (more by 6.8 percent), while in domestic traffic 1.76 million (more by 0.4 percent). In December 2019 1,384.3 thousand passengers were handled at Chopin Airport. It is about 11.7 percent more than in the same period last year. In 2019, the vast majority of passengers (59.1%) traveled in the Schengen area and 40.9% has chosen destinations to Non-Schengen countries.
LOT Polish Airlines were the most popular carrier at Chopin Airport. Last year 9,721,756 travelers chose their services. In addition, LOT Polish Airlines opened 7 new scheduled flights in 2019, of which 3 were long-haul flights (Miami, Delhi and Colombo). Also Wizz Air, which transported 2,826,773 people from and to Chopin Airport last year, inaugurated a new regular connection - to Edinburgh. Overall, in 2019, the total number of regular destinations offered by Chopin Airport was 130.
Top 5 regular connections in 2019:
1. London - 1 029 206 passengers
2. Paris - 555 178 passengers
3. Kiev - 531 402 passengers
4. Frankfurt - 522,491 passengers
5. Amsterdam - 512 178 passengers
Top 5 charter connections in 2019:
1 Antalya - 267 250 passengers
2 Hurghada - 123,787 passengers
3 Marsa Alam - 82,601 passengers
4 Burgas - 79 427 passengers
5 Rhodes - 72 106 passengers
The 2019 summary for the cargo and mail transport segment is also interesting. In the period January-December, the cargo on board all aircraft amounted to 97 784.2 tonnes. This is an increase of 5.9 percent compared to the same period last year. On the other hand, the carriage of mail on board all aircraft amounted to 16,309.8 tonnes, an increase of 2 percent.
It is also worth noting that in December 2019, an important investment was completed at the Chopin Airport terminal. Document and security control zones at level 0 for people traveling from Non Schengen countries have been expanded.
Transit passengers can now use the rebuilt document control area, which has grown from 12 to 18 aisles. On the other hand, the security control zone for transfer passengers in the Non Schengen - Schengen rotation was increased from 2 to 4, while in the Non Schengen - Non Schengen rotation also from 2 to 4. Completion of this investment has a significant impact on improving the quality of passenger service and increasing the capacity of the capital's port.