August best month since start of pandemic for Warsaw airport

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Warsaw’s Chopin Airport had its busiest month since the start of the pandemic in August with more than a million passengers using its services, an 80 percent rise on last year.

In June, the Polish capital's main airport serviced 639,000 passengers, in July 1.04 million and in August 1.185 million, the airport's press service reported.

"Such good results for the capital's airport is very pleasing, especially that the last month was an 80-percent improvement on the previous August, and over 500 percent better than the results from the start of the year," the airport's press service wrote. "At the same time, the final balance is not half but 61 percent of what Chopin Airport recorded in the analogous period of the record year of 2019."

Since the start of the year, Warsaw's Chopin Airport has serviced more than 4 million passengers.

The holiday season saw a rise in tourist traffic through the airport, in line with renewed connections by airlines and increased frequency, and airport officials described this year's summer season as "really satisfying."

The airport's press service also said that between January and August, most passengers (55.8 percent) flew to destinations in the EU's passport-free Schengen Area and that traffic through Warsaw rose faster than in many other European cities, overtaking Vienna, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Berlin in the ranking.