The lucky 12 millionth passenger, Anna Stando, who arrived in Warsaw on a SWISS flight from Zurich, received an annual access pass to the airport’s Executive Lounges, as well as gifts from the carrier.
Airport director, Mariusz Szpikowski, said he expects the Xmas rush to ensure that Chopin handles around 12.5 million passengers by year end.
"The traffic at Chopin Airport is growing very rapidly, and next year there will be even more with up to 14 million passengers using the airport," predicted Szpikowski.
SWISS marketing and PR manager for Austria and Central Eastern Europe, Birgit Reischl, said: "We are happy that Warsaw Airport's 12 millionth passenger is a SWISS passenger.
"We have consistently worked on expanding our services to Poland, and are proud of our good collaboration with Warsaw Airport."
Szpikowski revealed that the increase in traffic means better financial results for airport operator, Polish Airports State Enterprise.
Net profit estimated at the end of September of this year exceeds PLN200 million (€45 million) – 40% higher compared to the same period of last year and its best financial results in the seven years.