Warsaw Airport - Chopin Airport

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Warsaw Chopin Airport (IATA: WAW, ICAO: EPWA), also known as Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport, is an international airport located in the Wlochy district of Warsaw, 10 kilometres south-west of Warsaw City Centre in Poland.

Warsaw Chopin Airport (IATA: WAW) is the biggest airport in Poland
Warsaw Chopin Airport (IATA: WAW, ICAO: EPWA) is the biggest airport in Poland
The airport is located 10 kilometres south of Warsaw
The airport is located 10 kilometres south-west of Warsaw
Warsaw Chopin Airport served 11,2 Million passengers in 2015
Warsaw Chopin Airport served 15,7 Million passengers in 2017
The airport is well conected by rail to Warsaw City Centre
The airport is well conected by rail to Warsaw City Centre
There is only one Terminal: Terminal A (joins old Terminal 1 and 2).
There is only one Terminal: Terminal A (joins old Terminal 1 and 2).
The top 5 scheduled destinations in 2014 were London (Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton), Paris (CdG and Beauvais), Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Gdansk.
According to statistics, in 2017 Warsaw airport handled 15,750,000 passengers. This numbers represents an increase of a 22% in terms of passengers and a new record.



There is only one terminal, known as Terminal A. The terminal A is a join of the former Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

The Terminal is composed of the following sections:


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.

It operates the departures for all Star Alliance and Oneworld airlines, among others.


See more informationabout the Terminal in Warsaw Airport.



Some of the facilites available at the terminal are: ATMs, Banks and Currency Exchange, Restaurants, Cafés, Shops, Postal Services, Chapel, Areas for Children, VIP Services and Lounges, Rental Car, Parking Spaces.

For further information, please check services section.


The airport was opened in 1934 and During World War II, Okęcie was often used as a battleground between the German Army and Polish resistance and was almost completely destroyed.


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 2007-2008.


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.


The most recent changes in the airport were made until 2012 in time for the UEFA Euro 12 football championship.

Airlines and destinations

There are almost 50 airlines operating at Warsaw Chopin airport, with approximately 300 daily flights daily to international and domestic destinations.


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.


Warsaw airport in numbers

- Opened in 1934

- Located 10 km south-west downtown Warsaw

- In 2017 handled more than 15,7 million passengers

- 1 Terminal

- 2 Halls: North and South

- 300 daily flights approx.

- Operates with 50 airlines approx.

- Top five destinations are: London (Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton), Paris (Charles de Gaulle and Beauvais), Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Gdańsk


- Rail: It is the best way to reach Warsaw city centre. This service connects the Warsaw Airport to the city centre within just 20 minutes. More info


- Taxi: By taxi is another great way to get safe and sound to your destination. The taxi companies are located outside the Arrivals level, in the first level. More info


- Bus: The following bus lines connects Warsaw Airport to the city centre: 175, 188 and N32 . Additionally, lines 148 and 331 connect to other destinations within Warsaw. More info


- Car Rental: Rent a car and explore Warsaw and its region on your own. Compare prices and get the best fares here!


Contact information

Address: Żwirki i Wigury 1, Ocesi - Warszawa, POLAND

Email: pr@polish-airports.com
Telephone: +48 22 650 42 20


Lost and Found

Location: Departure hall, adjacent to security control in the CDE zone.

Phone: +48 (22) 650 2006

@: bagaz@polish-airports.com

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