Warsaw’s Chopin Airport has opened its new central and south piers, increasing the terminal’s capacity by an extra 18,300sqm to 148,000sqm in total.
The opening of the two new piers means that the number of gates at the airport has also increased from 28 to 45 and the number of boarding bridges has increased from 15 to 24.
The central pier is 184m long and 20–21.6m wide, depending on the level, while the south pier is 132m long and 21.5–26.5m wide.
Once the two new piers are integrated with the north pier, which has been in use since 2008, they will form one of the longest roofed passageways in Poland at 720m, the airport added.
Meanwhile, the south pier now offers two new shops and two new catering points, including Baltona Bestseller Duty Free, Relay newsagent’s, Empik Cafe and a sushi bar.
Michał Marzec, director of Chopin Airport, said: “This marks another major step forward for our airport.
“The extended terminal area will make our passengers’ time at the airport even more enjoyable.”
He added: “The number of available jet bridges will make us one the leading airports in Central Europe. More planes will be able to park directly by the terminal, which is much more convenient for passengers.”