Formerly Warsaw-Okecie Airport or Okecie International Airport (the name was changed to avoid confusion), Warsaw Chopin Airport is an international airport located in the Włochy district of Warsaw, Poland, about 10km from the city centre. The airport is the busiest in the country, handling 40% of air passenger traffic. Currently, the airport handles approximately 300 scheduled flights daily and charter flights. The dramatic increase in passenger traffic began following the fall of communism in Poland and removal of restrictions on Polish citizens' travel abroad. The busiest international connections are between Warsaw and London, Chicago, Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam while Kraków, Wrocław, and Gdańsk are the busiest domestic connections.
The designation of the airport terminals have been changed in 2010, with the entire Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 complex designated as Terminal A, which is divided into five check-in areas (A, B, C, D, E) in two main halls. The complex has 45 passenger gates, 27 of which are equipped with jetways. The south hall has check-in areas A and B which is currently undergoing reconstruction. Currently, a large part of passenger traffic operations are carried out in the north hall, the new terminal, which officially opened on March 12, 2008 – two years after the originally planned opening date. The new, larger terminal is comprised of check-in areas C, D, and E and has taken over all departure flights of Star Alliance and Oneworld airlines, as well as other carriers. Some of the passenger airlines that operate in and out of Warsaw Chopin Airport are Aegean Airlines, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Emirates, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, SprintAir, Vueling, and WOW air. These carriers offer regular/seasonal/seasonal charter flights. Meanwhile, DHL Aviation, FedEx Express, Genex, TNT Air Cargo, and UPS Airlines handle cargo operations.
Services and Facilities
Warsaw Chopin Airport ensures that your travelling experience, arriving in or departing from the city is a pleasant and enjoyable experience. The airport has a modern, relaxing, and passenger-friendly commercial area with numerous shops. You can conduct or attend to your business in any of the three lounges at the airport: VIP lounge, Executive lounge, or the Conference Centre (temporarily closed). For your financial needs, there are bank branches, cash points, and currency exchange offices throughout the airport. Rent-a-car and travel agencies also offer services at the airport. Other services include mobile phone charging and baggage foil wrapping. The airport’s convenient location makes it accessible via ground transport –either by train, local buses, airport shuttle, or taxi. The airport has four car parks comprised of a total of 3,700 parking spaces, including parking spaces for disabled persons. A short-stay multi-storey car park (P1) is located opposite the Terminal, a convenient spot to collect or drop off passengers. The short-stay P3 car park and long-stay P4 car park are located to the right of Courtyard by Marriott. Parking in front of the Terminal is not allowed.