Less passengers at Chopin Airport in October
Posted: 12 November 2012 | Warsaw Chopin Airport | No comments yet
Chopin Airport handled 740,600 passengers in October 2012, a 9.5% drop year-on-year…
Chopin Airport handled 740,600 passengers in October 2012, a 9.5% drop year-on-year.
The airport also recorded a fall in aircraft movements, with 7.9% less landings and take-offs than a year before.
“The reduced passenger traffic at Chopin Airport is a consequence of our strategic decisions taken many months ago. What we’re seeing right now is a result of the opening of an airport in Modlin and the decision of low-cost airline Wizz Air to move its operations there. Thanks to that the terminal is less busy and we can ensure the comfort of passengers, even with part of the building being closed due to modernisation. If you consider the total number of passengers handled at both Warsaw airports, it can be safely said that the overall traffic is growing considerably,” said Michał Marzec, director of Warsaw Chopin Airport.
Chopin Airport has handled 8.4 million travellers since the beginning of 2012, 4% more than in the January-October period last year. Domestic flights grew by 48.4%, with a total of 1.34 million passengers handled, while international traffic fell by 1.6% (7.05 million).