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Warsaw Chopin Airport (IATA: WAW, ICAO: EPWA), is an international airport located in the Wlochy district of Warsaw, 10 kilometres south-west of Warsaw City Centre in Poland.
Warsaw Airport is the largest and busiest airport in Poland, it handles approximately 40-50% of Poland's air passenger traffic. The airport was known as Warsaw - Okecie Airport until it was renamed in 2001 as a tribute for Polish composer Frédéric Chopin. The name Okecie Airport is still being used in some cases.
There is only one terminal, known as Terminal A. The terminal A is a join of the former Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
South Hall: Check-in areas A and B. It is the old part of the terminal and has been refurbished and reopened for passenger traffic in June 2015.
North Hall: Check-in areas C, D and E.
With the opening of the modernised part of the terminal the airport can accommodate 25 million passengers annually.
The airport was opened in 1934 and was almost completely destroyed during World War II. The airport was rebuilt since 1945, being LOT Polish Airlines the responsible to do that. In 1969, a brand new terminal was operational and one year later, the airport served its first million passengers.
In 1990 after the fall of communism a new terminal was started and finished 2 years later, the Terminal 1. Terminal 2, was built in 2007. The most recent changes in the airport were made until 2012 in time for the UEFA Euro 12 football championship.
There are approximately 30 airlines operating at Warsaw Chopin Airport, with direct connections to 85 airports in 38 different countries worldwide.
LOT Polish Airlines is the main airline in the airport, generating about 40% of the airport traffic. The second biggest airline in the airport is Wizz Air which is growing rapidly in this airport, increasing the number of available routes.
There also some companies with several charters, such as: Enter Air, Small Planet Airlines and Travel Service Polska.
- Rail: It is the best way to reach Warsaw city centre. This service was opened in 2012 and connects the airport to the city centre in 20 minutes.
- Bus: The following bus lines connects to Warsaw city centre: 175, 188 and N32 (during night).
- Car Hire: Check prices here
Address: Żwirki i Wigury 1, Warszawa, Poland
Telephone:+48 22 650 42 20