Regional airports record 65.6 pct decline in passenger traffic

Darek Delmanowicz/PAP

Poland's 13 regional airports handled 8.04 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2020, 15.3 million (or 65.6 pct) less than in the corresponding period of the previous year, the Polish Regional Airports Association (ZRPL) data shows.

Poland's three largest regional airports in terms of the number of passengers checked in between January and September this year were: Krakow, southern Poland, (2.31 million), Gdansk, northern Poland, (1.47 million) and Katowice, southern Poland, (1.28 million).

In terms of the decrease in the number of travellers serviced, Krakow airport handled 3.91 million passengers less year on year. In Katowice, traffic decreased by 3.91 million passengers, and in Gdansk by 2.64 million travellers.

Last year, regional airports serviced a record number of 30.2 million passengers, over 2.14 million more than in 2018.