Krakow airport handles more than three million passengers in 2021

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Krakow Airport saw passenger numbers increase last year to almost 3.1 million compared to nearly 2.6 million seen in 2020.

Radoslaw Wloszek, the airport's president, announced on Tuesday that in December alone the airport had serviced over 431,000 passengers, which was 40 percent less compared to December 2019 but 464 percent higher than in December 2020.

He cited the coronavirus pandemic as the main reason for the difficulties faced by the airport last year.

Krakow Airport is the second largest airport in Poland in terms of the number of passengers handled and the largest regional airport.

In 2019, the last year before the pandemic, the airport handled over 8.4 million travelers.