Warsaw Chopin Airport

Warsaw Chopin Airport

Warsaw Chopin Airport (Polish: Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie, Polish pronunciation: [ltisk pna]) (IATA: WAW, ICAO: EPWA) is a major international airport in Warsaw, Poland. It is located in the Wochy neighbourhood. With 18.9 million passengers in 2019, it is Poland’s busiest airport, carrying over 40% of the country’s total air passenger traffic. LOT Polish Airlines uses the airport as a hub, and Nordica and Wizz Air use it as a base.

Warsaw Chopin Airport has an area of 834 hectares (2,060 acres) and serves around 300 scheduled flights each day, including a large number of charters. The busiest international connections are London, Kyiv, Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam, while the most popular domestic connections are Kraków, Wrocaw, and Gdask.
Founded in 1934, Warsaw-Okecie Airport (Port lotniczy Warszawa-Okcie) was previously named as Warsaw-Okecie Airport (Port lotniczy Warszawa-Okcie) and has always been known by the name of its Okcie area. In 2001, it was renamed after Frédéric Chopin, a Polish composer and former Warsaw resident. Despite the official renaming, “Okecie” (“Lotnisko Okcie”) continues to be used in popular and industry contexts, including allusions to air traffic and aerodromes.