Poland will lift passenger limits from July 1 on both regular and charter flights, Deputy PM and Development Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz has announced.
On Wednesday, international passenger air traffic resumed to and from Poland after a three-month break due to the COVID-19 epidemic, airlines and airports have introduced new guidelines to ensure the safe transport of passengers.
Poland's Civil Aviation Authority (ULC), has said flights can resume with the observance of rules for the safety of passengers and airport staff, UCL President Piotr Samson announced on Friday.
Poland will restart passenger air connections in three stages. Domestic flights will be resumed on June 1, European ones will come next while intercontinental flights will be the last but only to such destinations where the coronavirus epidemic is under control.
Polish airports processed almost 49 million passengers in 2019, a 75 percent rise on the preceding year, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (ULC).
The Polish government adopted a draft law on Tuesday that opens the passenger rail services market to operators from other EU countries, the Government Information Centre (CIR) has announced.
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.
Last year, the Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair serviced 13.2 million passengers in Poland. This year's plans provide for a growth to 14.2 million, the Puls Biznesu daily reported on Friday.
As many as 300 mln Polish passengers chose rail transport in 2019, up from 310 mln in 2018, Infrastructure Minister Andrzej Adamczyk said in parliament on Thursday.
The Krakow-Balice International Airport in southern Poland handled a record-high 8,411,000 passengers last year, more by 1,641,000 than in 2018, the airport announced on Thursday.