Polish airports serviced around 5.7 million people in the first quarter of 2022, a 440 percent passenger increase on the same period of 2021, the Civil Aviation Authority (ULC) reported on Saturday.
Up to 300 flights over Polish airspace may have to be rerouted and many flights to and from Poland cancelled if an ongoing dispute between air traffic controllers and aviation authorities is not resolved soon, the Eurocontrol agency told PAP on Friday.
About 29,000 people crossed Poland's border with Ukraine over the past 24 hours, with thousands of them declaring themselves as war refugees, the Polish head of the national security department has said.
Passenger traffic on Poland’s railways has reached its highest level since the start of pandemic, according to the rail passenger transport authority.
Poland's prime minister on Monday announced new traffic laws introducing stiffer fines for traffic offenders and new compensation instruments for road accident victims.
The government passed a bill on Wednesday tightening Poland's traffic laws in a bid to curb dangerous driving.
Polish airports serviced 14.5 million passengers in 2020, a 70 percent drop on the preceding year due to traveling restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Civil Aviation Authority (ULC) has said.
The Krakow-Balice International Airport in southern Poland serviced nearly 39,000 passengers in March, 85 percent less than in the previous year, the airport announced on Thursday.
Crowds of women blocked Warsaw's key thoroughfares and other Polish cities mirrored the capital's demonstrations in the fifth day of protests against Thursday's Constitutional Tribunal ruling that put a near-total ban on abortion in Poland.
The mother and her partner had been trying to get to the nearest hospital after she had gone into labour but a small accident had led to the traffic on the busy road snarling up, leaving them to handle the birth by themselves.