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Warsaw Chopin Airport (Polish: Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie, Polish pronunciation: [lɔtˈɲiskɔ ʂɔpɛna v varˈʂavʲɛ]) (IATA: WAW, ICAO: EPWA) is an international airport located in the Włochy district of Warsaw, Poland. As Poland's largest, covering 834 hectares (2,060 acres) of land, and busiest airport, Warsaw Chopin handles just under 40% of the country's air passenger traffic. Warsaw Chopin handles approximately 300 scheduled flights daily and an ever-rising number of charters. London, Chicago, Frankfurt, Paris, and Amsterdam are the busiest international connections, while Kraków, Wrocław, and Gdańsk are the most-popular domestic ones. Formerly known as Warsaw-Okecie Airport (Port lotniczy Warszawa-Okęcie) or Okecie International Airport, the airport bore the name of its Okęcie neighborhood throughout its history, until its renaming for Polish composer and former Warsaw resident Frédéric (Fryderyk) Chopin in 2001. Despite the official change, "Okecie" ("Lotnisko Okęcie") remains in popular and industry use, including air traffic and aerodrome references. An underground railway station connected from the airport to Warsaw's suburban rail system was opened in June 2012 in time for the Euro 2012 football championships and on 25 November 2013, the airport announced accommodating – for the first time in history – its 10 millionth passenger in a single year. The second international airport of the city is the much smaller Warsaw Modlin Airport, which opened in 2012 and is used for low-cost traffic.
  • temporarylocals dotcom

    3 months ago

    Only complaint is the usual for airports. Schlepping long distances, up, down, reverse direction and schlep some more, before getting anywhere. EU customs was good, efficient. At the end of it all, directions for baggage pickup, but nothing else. A smiling police officer kindly told us the train station is that way. (Why no sign?) Over all, pretty good for an airport.

  • VASS K

    4 months ago

    Great new airport. ..I wrote this 11 months ago adding 5 stars.... Today after a year I put 1 star. Why? Because of the new perfect and handy 'kiss parking'..... A modern easy way to take 7€ from me for 1 minute extra time over passing the 7min waiting free time to give back my rented car. I will like to know the mastermind who created this system and how calculate the 7min time for drop off luggages and people! Don't destroy the beautiful image of your country the last minute. No.....

  • rob fairley

    8 days ago

    My local airport for now and I hope it stays despite the plans for closure. Clean, efficient and well run. Nice selection of shops. Helpful staff and security. Hope it stays.

  • Brian Welch

    2 months ago

    The airport is extremely clean and easy to navigate. Getting through security was a breeze. Good selection of shops and free wifi. My biggest complaint is that the airport security looks quite intimidating. I had not problem with them and they acted quite professional. However, I think they could have less intimidating uniforms.

  • beyondcompute

    3 months ago

    Unfortunately, the Warsaw Chopin airport joins the list of rude and unhelpful ones (as in contrast to Helsinki or Stockholm, say). I personally had an OK security check experience. But I saw an elderly man next to me trying to ask for assistance from one of security officers (a young man who worked near the rightmost line in the direction of gate 25 on September, 26, 2017 at 8:30 in the morning). And the security person contemptuously smiled and walked away. That looked very rude! Also I had my flight delayed and the ladies at boarding gate 39 (again, around 9 in the morning) were really unhelpful. I kept explaining to them my problem and they kept treating me as if I was stupid without even listening. In the end they provided me with the wrong instructions that didn't work. They incorrectly stared that I won't need to pass the security check again (I had photographic film in my carry-on; and what for those who bought something at “duty-free” and already unpacked it?). It's good that I didn't follow their advice. Also they've send me to the transfer desk which were not able to help me before I called to the airline. (They didn't provide me with necessary information that I needed to present at transfer desk). On the way I tried to ask for help from one of the staff but to no avail as well. You could not just have a new building and hope that everything will work. You also need proper training and culture for people. So much disrespect and unprofessionalism is not what I expect from an airport in a European capital. Update: an hour and a half later I am at Tallinn's airport. Person at one of the gates (not very related to my problem) easily and politely pointed me towards the transfer desk. Call from there got me info about getting boarding pass at the gate. When I arrived to the gate, personnel was already preparing my pass for me. Airport is relaxed, cozy, and has polite staff. Welcome to Baltics! :)