Warsaw Chopin Airport handled nearly 18.5m passengers in 2023

Warsaw Chopin Airport handled nearly 18.5m passengers in 2023

Warsaw Chopin Airport marked an “impressive” milestone in 2023, surpassing expectations by checking in nearly 18.5 million passengers.

Last year, the airport achieved “record-breaking” results, with cargo tonnage reaching an all-time high, it reported today.

In August, a historic daily record was set with 67,968 passengers.

Warsaw Chopin’s performance in 2023 significantly exceeded forecasts projecting that it would welcome around 15 million passengers.

But last year it served 18,499,527 travellers – a 98 per cent recovery in traffic compared to 2019.

According to the aiport, July emerged as the peak month, registering more than 1.9 million passengers, while February witnessed the lowest volume at almost 1.12 million.

Stanisław Wojtera, president of Polish Airports and member of ACI Europe’s management board, expressed gratitude to those who contributed to the “outstanding” results, emphasising the impact of the airport’s 2023 traffic figures in “fortifying the position of the Polish aviation sector in the European market”.

He added that the recorded numbers confirmed a quick return to normality in the aviation sector post-pandemic.

In December alone, the airport handled nearly 1.4 million travellers – a 0.5 per cent decrease compared to the same period in 2019.

Warsaw Chopin closed 2023 with more than 121,700 charter passengers – a 21 per cent increase from December four years ago.

Cargo operations also growth with nearly 103,600 tonnes handled, which is an increase of 6 per cent compared to 2019.