Busiest ever October at Chopin Airport

Posted: 12 November 2014 | Warsaw Chopin Airport

Chopin Airport welcomed over 917,000 passengers in October 2014, an 8.5% increase on the same month last year, making it the airport’s busiest October on record…

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After the very successful period from June to September, when the number of passengers surpassed the one million mark each month, October was another record-breaking month for the Warsaw airport. Traditional airlines carried 772,000 passengers, and low-cost carriers – 145,000, adding up to 917,000, of whom 106,000 travelled on domestic flights to/from Warsaw (down 3%) and 811,000 internationally (up 10.2%).

The good performance recorded in October is all the more important as it shows the real, positive change in the services offered by airlines operating at Chopin Airport.

Until the end of 2013, Chopin Airport was served by low-cost airline Ryanair, which accounted for a significant share of its traffic. When comparing the first nine months of 2014 with the corresponding period last year, the figures included the temporary traffic growth generated by Ryanair in 2013. However, the comparison between October 2013, when the airline no longer flew from Warsaw, with the same month this year shows that despite the absence of Ryanair, passenger traffic at Chopin Airport is on the increase (up 8.5%). This illustrates how other air carriers have improved their services, pointing to Chopin Airport’s strong potential for growth. 

In total, Chopin Airport has handled nearly 9.1 million passengers since the beginning of the year, including nearly 8.1 million on international flights (down 3.4%) and over one million domestically (up 8.3%). The overall number of aircraft movements grew by 3% in October and totalled 12,500.

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