Warsaw's Modlin airport serviced 1.58 mln passengers by end-June

Modlin Airport was built in 2012. Marcin Obara/PAP

Warsaw Modlin Airport serviced over 1.58 million passengers in the first six months of 2019, the airport has announced. The figure represents an 8.9 percent growth compared to the same period last year.

In June alone, the airport serviced 297,000 passengers.

The airport, some 40 kilometres north of Warsaw, is now also offering flights to customers of TUI Poland, Itaka, Grecos Holiday and Coral Travel Poland tour operators.

Modlin Airport in a press release wrote that it has prepared five automatic biometric gates which may be used by persons over the age of 18 possessing biometric passports or ID cards.

Modlin Airport was built in 2012. Its owners are the Military Property Agency (34.43 percent), Mazowieckie Province (30.37 percent), the Polish Airports State Enterprise (30.39 percent) and the Nowy Dwor Mazowiecki municipality (4.81 percent).

The airport services regular flights by Ireland's low-cost carrier Ryanair.