The airport representatives indicated that the July traffic was impacted by the forced grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. “Those machines had to be substituted with aircraft of lower capacity,” the statement reads.
Between January and July, Warsaw Chopin Airport handled 10.5 mln passengers. It is an increase of 600,000 passengers compared to the same period in 2018.
The most popular holiday destinations in July were Antalya in Turkey and Hurghada and Marsa Alam in Egypt.
London, Paris and Kiev have been the three most popular destinations so far this year.
Chopin Airport’s annual passenger traffic has been growing sharply in the past five years. It served 17.7 mln passengers in 2018, compared to 10.5 mln in 2014, and is the 33rd busiest airport in Europe.
Many experts have warned that the airport is quickly approaching its maximum passenger capacity.