The number of passengers checked in at Warsaw Chopin Airport shows a dynamic growth, exceeding forecasts, said President of the PPL company managing the airport, Stanisław Wojtera. Currently, the daily number of travellers is around 40,000, which is over 3/4 of the pre-pandemic state.
On Thursday, April 28 this year, Chopin Airport handled 38,945 people. This clearly shows the recovery of air traffic, which already stands at 76% compared to the record year 2019, when 51 322 passengers were handled that day. The upward trend is even more visible compared to 2021, in which 9,090 passengers travelled on April 28.
Over two and a half time more
The forecasted data for Friday, April 29, also indicate dynamic growth. Just before the long May weekend, Chopin Airport expects to check-in 40 120 people; 78% of the number on the same day in 2019. Compared to last year, the increase will be over two and a half times (a year ago, 11,125 people used the services of the capital’s port).
Handled over 2 million passengers
“Traffic at Chopin Airport is growing very quickly. Our current data clearly shows this. If we compare this year’s results from March to last year, we will see an increase of almost 230%. In the first quarter of 2022, we handled over 2 million passengers – this is a much better result than forecasts, ”said Wojtera.
“It shows how much we missed flying and how much Poles want to return to travelling. As Chopin Airport, we will make sure that we handle this rapidly growing traffic comfortably, ”he added.
Chopin Airport in Warsaw is the largest airport in Poland. It had 7.5 million passengers in 2021. The airport is managed by the “Polish Airports” State Enterprise.
So it seems that the numbers will go up and also now when the the air traffic conflict is stopped or at least put on hold until 10 of July this summer. The plane is also to build a even bigger airport close to Warsaw also because of the fact that more and more people are using Chopin airport and it is belived that it will be too small in the future to handle all the passengers.