Warsaw airport services almost 19 mln passengers in 2019

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Poland's biggest international airport, Warsaw's Chopin, serviced a record-high 18.86 million passengers last year, 6.2 percent more than in 2018, the airport announced on Monday.

In the whole of 2019, domestic flight passengers reached 1.76 million, while international flights attracted 17.1 million passengers, 6.8 percent up on the 2018 level.

In December alone, the airport handled over 1.3 million passengers, 11.7 percent more than the previous year.

According to the airport, the most popular operator was Poland's national carrier LOT Polish Airlines, which handled 9.7 mln passengers in 2019. In second place came Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air, servicing 2.7 mln passengers last year.

The company also noted that in December the Ministry of National Defence handed over 8,500 square metres to Polish Airports State Enterprise (PPPL) for the expansion of Warsaw's Chopin Airport. Moreover, the terminal will be equipped with modern biometric self-boarding gates.

Warsaw's Chopin Airport is the largest airport in Poland. It is managed by the Polish Airports State Enterprise.