After the very successful period from June to September, when the number of travellers surpassed the one million mark each month, October was another record-breaking month for the Polish gateway.
Traditional airlines carried 772,000 passengers, and low-cost carrier 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 airport says 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 the airport says illustrates how other air carriers have improved their services, pointing to Chopin strong potential for growth.
In total, Chopin 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%).