Poland’s largest airport, Warsaw Chopin has continued its recent expansion by reporting its six consecutive record month and busiest March on record, with over 800,000 passengers handled at the capital city gateway during the last calendar month.
Latest data for March 2015 shows the airport handled 804,300 passengers during the month, a 10.5 per cent growth year-on-year. It was the first March in its history that the Warsaw airport broke the 800,000 passenger mark and the sixth straight month of record-breaking figures for Warsaw Chopin Airport, continuing a trend started in October 2014.
This success has enabled Warsaw Chopin to report record numbers for the first quarter of 2015 with over 2.1 million passengers handled (up 8.7 per cent on Q! In 2014), including 1.9 million on international flights (up 11.2 per cent) and 246,200 domestically (down 7.1 per cent). The number of aircraft movements in March amounted to 10,100, an 11.6 per cent increase on the corresponding period of 2014.
“The figures for the last few months show that Poles are increasingly choosing to fly from Warsaw. Despite the growing competition from regional airports, more and more people start or end their journey at Warsaw Chopin Airport,” said Radosław Paruzel, deputy director, Warsaw Chopin Airport.
The new Summer 2015 schedule, introduced from Sunday March 29, 2015, sees nine new flights to and from Warsaw Chopin Airport. WizzAir has launched six new routes to Dortmund (four times a week), Larnaca (twice a week), Lisbon (twice a week), Alicante (Once weekly), Catania (once weekly) and to Malta (twice a week). From June 25, 2015 WizzAir will also start flying to Stavanger (three times a week). Meanwhile, from June 1, 2015 a new once-weekly flight to Malaga will be launched by Czech airline Smartwings and from July 3, 2015 Transavia will debut at Chopin Airport, with a new three times weekly link from Paris.