Warsaw's main airport to drop charter flights in 2021

Warsaw's main airport to drop charter flights in 2021. Leszek Szymański/PAP

Warsaw Chopin, the biggest airport in Poland, is to withdraw from handling charter flights from 2021 and has been encouraging travel agents to start cooperation with Radom Airport, located some 100 km south of Warsaw, the Rzeczpospolita daily has reported.

However, travel agents TUI and Grecos have started talks with Warsaw Modlin, an airport located about 40 km north-west from the centre of the Polish capital, Rzeczpospolita wrote in its Thursday issue, quoting Modlin's acting CEO, Leszek Chorzewski.

Warsaw Modlin Airport has announced that it will begin host the first charter flights soon. Leszek Chorzewski told the daily that talks with travel agents will be concluded shortly, stressing that the airport will host the first regular charter flights already this summer.

"Talks with TUI and Grecos have been the most advanced," said Marcin Danił, the airport's deputy CEO.

TUI CEO Marcin Dymnicki stressed that the cooperation will start with four flights a week and the travel agent's first take-offs from Modlin are planned for the May 1-3 holiday week.

However, this will be just a fraction of TUI's more than 100 flights from Chopin Airport.