The Chopin airport (Warsaw, Poland) has named the five most popular regular destinations from the airport in 2018. They were London, Paris, Frankfurt, Kyiv, and Amsterdam, the CFTS portal reports, citing data released by the largest airport in Poland.
According to the data, 1 million passengers traveled to/from the Chopin airport from/to London (the Heathrow, Gatwick, and Luton airports) 573,000 from/to Paris, 534,000 from/to Frankfurt, 495,000 from/to Kyiv, and 495,000 from/to Amsterdam last year.
Flights are operated from the Chopin airport to the two airports in Kyiv (the Boryspil and Kyiv airports). Between five and six flights from the Ukrainian capital arrive in Warsaw daily, and this destination is becoming more popular.
Flights from Kyiv to the Chopin airport are operated by the airlines LOT, Wizz Air, and UIA. The Irish low-cost airline, Ryanair, also operates flights from Boryspil to the Warsaw-Modlin airport.
According to the Chopin airport authority, Ukraine became one of the top five sources of passenger traffic for the airport in 2018, finishing third place ahead of France and Italy. Germany was first (1.5 million passengers), Great Britain second (1.2 million), Ukraine third (810,000), Italy fourth (741,000), and France fifth (726,000)
In addition to Kyiv, flights from Ukraine to Warsaw are operated from Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv, and Zaporizhia.
As the CFTS portal reported earlier, the Chopin airport set a record for passenger volume in 2018. The airport handled 17.756 million passengers during the year. This is 2 million passengers or 12.7% more than it handled in 2017. About 16 million of these passengers flew on international flights (an increase of 17.2%) and about 1.8 million on domestic flights.
According to the airport, its record month in 2018 was July, when it handled 1.9 million passengers, and its record day was September 14, when it handled 67,500 passengers.
The main carrier operating at the airport was LOT, which carried 8.7 million passengers, followed by Wizz Air with 2.7 million, and Lufthansa with 532,000.