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Warsaw Chopin Airport
Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie
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IATA: WAWICAO: EPWA
WAW is located in Poland
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Location of airport in Poland
Summary
Airport type Public / Military
Operator Polish Airports State Enterprise (PPL)
Serves Warsaw, Poland
Location Okęcie
Opened 1934
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 110 m / 361 ft
Coordinates 52°09′57″N 20°58′02″E / 52.16583°N 20.96722°E / 52.16583; 20.96722Coordinates: 52°09′57″N 20°58′02″E / 52.16583°N 20.96722°E / 52.16583; 20.96722
Website lotnisko-chopina.pl
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,800 9,186 Asphalt
15/33 3,690 12,106 Asphalt
Statistics (2013)
Passengers 10,683,706
Movements 118,320
Statistics: Warsaw Chopin Airport[1]
Sources: Polish AIP at Eurocontrol[2]

Warsaw Chopin Airport (Polish: Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie) (IATA: WAWICAO: EPWA) is an international airport located in the Włochy district of Warsaw, Poland. As Poland's busiest airport, Warsaw Chopin handles just under 40% of the country's air passenger traffic.[3] 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.[4]

Formerly 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 Chopin in 2001. Despite the official change, "Okecie" ("Lotnisko Okęcie") remains in popular and industry use, including air traffic and aerodrome references.

On 25 November 2013, the airport announced accommodating - for the first time in history - its 10 millionth passenger in a single year.

History[edit]

The pre-war and wartime Okęcie (1934–45)[edit]

In 1924, when urban development around Warsaw's aerodrome at Mokotów Fields (Pole Mokotowskie) began affecting air traffic, the Ministry of Railways purchased land near the village of Okęcie to construct a new airport. On 29 April 1934, the Polish president, Ignacy Mościcki, opened Central Airport (Okęcie), which from then on took over the handling of all traffic from the former civilian aerodrome at Pole Mokotowskie. In the weeks after its opening, a journalist from the magazine Flight and Air Defence of Poland reported the following: "In a large pastel-coloured hall, we see a ticket office, a customs post, telegraph and post office, police station and a kiosk with various newspapers etc... On the first (upper) floor, there is a restaurant and viewing terrace, from where one can see the entire territory of the airport."

With the building finished in 1933, the new modernist premises of the Warsaw airport cost the State Treasury around 10 million Zloty. The new complex included three hangars, exhibition space, garages, and of course a large, modern terminal building with a concrete taxiway complete with stands for a number of aircraft. Warsaw thus received an airport befitting of any European capital city. In its first year of operation, Okęcie served around 10,750 passengers. After the aerodrome's civilian buildings were finished, the military potential of the site began to be developed, with a Polish Air Force base opening soon after; later followed the buildings of the Institute of Aviation, PZL aircraft-building plant and other pieces of aviation infrastructure.

The first British Airways flight from Warsaw to London waits alongside a LOT Junkers Ju 52 at Okęcie in April 1939

As air traffic and the number of aircraft movements grew greatly year on year, the authorities identified the need to develop a new system for air traffic navigation and control. The state, as a result, marked a number of air corridors for use by civil airlines, whilst radio stations were established to regulate such traffic and divert it away from sensitive and restricted areas. By 1938, the airport was equipped with 16 immigration checkpoints for passengers both departing and arriving on international flights. These posts were then manned by the Polish Border Guard. By 1937, the airport had also received new radio navigation equipment and was using Lorenz beam technology to assure the safety of landings and approaches over Warsaw, during periods of poor visibility or bad weather. On the eve of World War II, Okęcie airport was connected by regular scheduled flights with 6 domestic and 17 foreign airports, among which were Tel-Aviv (then in Palestine) and Beirut in Lebanon; there were also plans to soon begin transatlantic service to the United States.[5]

During World War II, Okęcie was often used as a battleground between the German Army and Polish resistance and was almost completely destroyed. From the very first day of the war in Poland, Okęcie became a target for bombing by the German Luftwaffe. Later, once Warsaw was occupied by the German army, the airport became the base for two German aviation schools and a Junkers aircraft repair works. During this period, the airport also received its first concrete runway and taxiways; these were left undamaged until the very final days of the war, despite numerous attacks by both the Home Army and Soviet Armed Forces. However, with the German withdrawal from the city, both Okęcie's remaining buildings and ground infrastructure (including the runway) were intentionally destroyed in order to deny their use to the advancing Red Army and Polish First Army.[6]

Rebuilding Okęcie in the years 1945–89[edit]

The destroyed PZL works at Warsaw Okęcie in 1939.

After the war, LOT Polish Airlines resumed operations at Okęcie using what was left of the pre-war infrastructure; the airline was also responsible for initiating reconstruction efforts at the airport, and soon, within two years, a new terminal, control tower and a number of stands for aircraft based at and visiting the new Okęcie had been completed.[7]

By the end of the 1940s, the airport had been reconnected with most of Poland's most important cities and a number of international services, including those to Belgrade, Berlin, Bucharest, Budapest, Brussels, Copenhagen, Prague and Stockholm. In the first half of the 1950s, this development continued and the airport authorities continued to hold talks with many international airlines on the subject of opening routes to Warsaw. In 1956, maintenance of Okęcie was transferred from LOT Polish Airlines to state administration, then later in 1959, on the government's initiative, a decision was made to reconstruct the airport's main terminal; this however, did not actually take place until 1964.[8]

The new civil aviation authority began to exercise control over airports, air corridors and routing, ground aviation infrastructure and the responsibility for entering into and signing aviation accords with other states. This gave the authority effectively complete control over Warsaw's airport.

In 1961, the airport's management board decided to purchase a radar for civilian air traffic control and to begin the expansion of the airport in Warsaw. The winning design for a new terminal by Jan and Krystyna Dobrowolski referred to modern architectural solutions used in many western airports. In planning, it was ordered that the initial capacity of the new 'International Airport Station' (Międznarodowy Dworzec Lotniczy) should be about 1 million passengers a year. In 1962, work began on the technical design of the new terminal, and two years later, construction started. At the same time on the opposite side of the airport, a new Air Traffic Control Centre (CKRL) was established along with the airport control tower. At this time, new radar, navigational and lighting systems for operations were also purchased. Runways 1 and 3 were also thoroughly renovated.

The 1960s terminal buildings at Warsaw's Chopin airport in 2003 (since demolished)

In 1969, the new terminal officially became operational, with it celebrating, just one year later, its first million passengers served. However, it soon became apparent that the new terminal was too small. As a result of this situation, and to alleviate the problems it was causing, part of the airport's administrative office was moved to the south of the terminal and into makeshift buildings and the old airport premises on Ul. 17 Stycznia. A new separate, temporary arrival hall was then built. Meanwhile, domestic flights continued to operate from the facilities built on the site of the pre-war terminal. Some years later, in 1979, a new arrivals hall, the so-called ‘Finnish Hall’ opened. Thereafter, there was a further upgrade to the airport's runways, and after the renovation of runways 1 and 3, runway 2 was re-designated as taxiway 'Delta'; this was because of its location on the same axis as a number of major obstacles, most notably the Palace of Culture and Science and Warsaw radio mast.

Political events of the early 1980s caused a decline in passenger traffic, but already by 1983, there was renewed growth, especially on international routes. However, it turned out that the existing airport infrastructure was not able to handle as much traffic as the airport was dealing with by this period; thus, in November 1986, the Government decided to expand the airport. In the face of economic reform in the late 1980s, there was also a need to create a new managing body for airports and air traffic in Poland. In October 1987, in place of the state aviation administration, a new company, the State Enterprise "Polish Airports" (PPL), an independent, self-governing and self-financing entity of the national economy, for which the minister responsible for communications and transport was responsible, came into being.[9]

Post-communist development (since 1989)[edit]

Ongoing construction of Terminal 2 at Warsaw Chopin in 2005.

It was only in 1990, after the fall of communism, that a new terminal started to be built at Okęcie. The main contractor was the German company Hochtief, and the work involved some 164 subcontractors, of which 121 were Polish companies. After 24 months, the new terminal was completed at the expense of some 300 million German marks. A network of multi-storey car parks and access roads was also built, and with their completion, Warsaw gained a modern terminal with a capacity of 3.5 million passengers a year. The terminal began to operate on 1 July 1992, with the first travellers to use it being those returning from Athens, Bangkok, Dubai and New York. Ten days later, the airport celebrated the first passengers departing from the new Warsaw Okęcie. In the departure hall at that time, there were 26 check-in desks; however, in subsequent years of operation, passenger traffic grew rapidly. In 1993, the airport handled nearly 2.2 million passengers, while six years later, this figure climbed to 4 million. Eventually, the decision was taken to increase the number of available check-in desks to 33, and then to 46, consequently increasing the terminal's capacity to 6 million passengers a year.

North hall of Terminal A, departures level

In March 2001, Warsaw Airport, in the presence of president Aleksander Kwaśniewski was renamed in honour of the renowned Polish pianist and composer Frédéric Chopin (though this name is almost never used by residents of Warsaw, and most frequent visitors know the airport simply as Okęcie). A year later, a tender for the construction of a new passenger terminal at Warsaw airport was announced, this was then won by the Polish-Spanish consortium of Ferrovial Agromán, Budimex and Estudio Lamela, who joined in 2004 to implement the largest Polish investment in civil aviation history, Chopin Airport's long-awaited 'Terminal 2'. By 2006, the arrivals level of this new terminal had been inaugurated, with the departures level finally, after a long delay due to certification issues, being opened in late 2007. In this same year, the low-cost Etiuda terminal was also opened; this, however, was closed again just two years later in 2009, with all operations being transferred to terminals 1 and 2. The final and most recent developments in the airport's history came in the period covering 2010–2011, when the airport's new central and south piers were finished (left unfinished until the possibility of connecting them with the north pier appeared) and opened along with a redesigned terminal complex which saw the airport's two terminals merged to form a single 'Terminal A' complex. Despite this, work continues on reconstructing taxiways, ramps and access roads, the most important projects of which will see the airport connected to Poland's expressway network via the S79 Airport Expressway and S2 Southern Warsaw Bypass.[10] An underground railway station connected to Warsaw's suburban rail system was opened in June 2012 in time for the UEFA Euro 2012 football championships.

Runways[edit]

Satellite image of the airport before reconstruction of the main terminal complex commenced in 2006

The airport has two intersecting runways, whose configuration and available taxiways under current rules permit 34 passenger operations (takeoffs or landings) per hour.[4]

Preferential runways[edit]

The following preferential runway system has been established for the airport:[11]

Arrivals[edit]

  1. Runway 33
  2. Runway 11
  3. Runway 15
  4. Runway 29

Departures[edit]

  1. Runway 29
  2. Runway 15
  3. Runway 33
  4. Runway 11

Between 20:00 and 04:00 hours (in winter: 21:00 and 05:00), Runway 15/33 is used, weather and technical considerations permitting.[11]

Terminals[edit]

In 2010, the designation of terminals has changed and the entire former Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 complex is now designated as Terminal A divided into five check-in areas (A, B, C, D, E) in two main halls. The complex contains 45 passenger gates, 27 of which are equipped with jetways.

South hall[edit]

The south hall contains the check-in areas A and B (former Terminal 1), currently closed due to reconstruction, was built in 1992 with a capacity for 3.5 million passengers per year to replace the ageing complex from the communist era. Initially, it handled all the traffic. In 2005, the old arrival hall from 1970s was refurbished and reopened, and under the name "Etiuda", became a temporary terminal for low-cost traffic. In March 2009, the Etiuda terminal was closed and low-cost carriers and some other carriers (mainly SkyTeam alliance members) moved to T1. Since 2007, the T2, a newly built terminal adjacent to T1, has been gradually taking over the major part of the traffic.

North hall[edit]

This new terminal (formerly known as Terminal 2), featuring the check-in areas C, D and E, became fully operational on 12 March 2008, two years after the originally planned opening date. The arrivals area was in operation from mid-2007 but problems with safety certification and disagreements between the airport and the construction firm delayed full operation. The new terminal is considerably larger[12] than the older Terminal 1 and has taken over departures for all Star Alliance and Oneworld airlines and a few other carriers.

By 2015, the south hall will have been redesigned, reconstructed and fully integrated into the 'Terminal A' complex.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Passenger[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Ljubljana
Aegean Airlines Athens
Aer Lingus Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo
airBaltic Riga
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel
Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Air Serbia Belgrade (begins 29 May 2014)
Alitalia Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino
Austrian Airlines
operated by Tyrolean Airways
Vienna
Belavia Minsk-National
British Airways London-Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels (resumes 14 September 2014)
Czech Airlines Prague
El Al Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Emirates Dubai-International
Eurolot Bydgoszcz
Seasonal: Dubrovnik, Heringsdorf (resumes 24 May 2014), Salzburg, Split, Zadar
Finnair Helsinki
Finnair
operated by Flybe Nordic
Helsinki
Germanwings
operated by Eurowings
Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf
KLM Amsterdam
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam
LOT Polish Airlines Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona-El Prat, Beijing-Capital, Belgrade, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Chicago-O'Hare, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Gdańsk, Geneva, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Istanbul-Atatürk, Katowice, Kiev-Boryspil, Kraków, Larnaca, London-Heathrow, Lviv, Madrid, Milan-Malpensa, Minsk-National, Moscow-Sheremetyevo, Munich, New York-JFK, Odessa, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Poznań, Prague, Riga, Rzeszów, Saint Petersburg, Sofia, Stockholm-Arlanda, Szczecin, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Toronto-Pearson, Vienna, Vilnius, Wrocław, Yerevan, Zürich
Seasonal: Beirut, Nice, Rome-Fiumicino
LOT Polish Airlines
operated by Eurolot
Gdańsk, Katowice, Kraków, Poznań, Rzeszów, Szczecin, Wrocław
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Frankfurt, Munich
Norwegian Air Shuttle Barcelona, Bergen (ends 26 April 2014), Madrid (begins 3 June 2014), Málaga , Oslo-Gardermoen, Stavanger
Qatar Airways Doha
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
SprintAir Zielona Góra
Swiss International Air Lines Zürich
TAP Portugal Lisbon
Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev-Boryspil
Vueling Barcelona (begins 27 April 2014)
Wizz Air Barcelona, Beauvais, Bergamo, Charleroi, Budapest, Doncaster/Sheffield, Eindhoven, Glasgow-International, Gothenburg-City, Kharkiv, Kutaisi, Liverpool, London-Luton, Malmö, Rome-Fiumicino, Sandefjord, Stockholm-Skavsta, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
Seasonal: Bourgas, Corfu, Grenoble, Heraklion
WOW air Seasonal: Reykjavík-Keflavik

Charter[edit]

Airlines Destinations Check-in area
Aegean Airlines Corfu, Heraklion A-B
Air Malta Malta A-B
Air Onix Simferopol A-B
Arkia Israel Airlines Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion A-B
Bingo Airways Antalya, Burgas, Enfidha, Heraklion, Hurghada, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife-South A-B
Bulgarian Air Charter Varna A-B
Enter Air Agadir, Antalya, Athens, Bangkok-Suvarnabumi, Bodrum, Burgas, Catania, Chania, Colombo, Corfu, Dalaman, Djerba, Dubrovnik, Eilat-Ovda, Enfidha, Faro, Fuerteventura, Girona, Heraklion, Hurghada, İzmir, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Málaga, Marsa Alam, Monastir, Olbia, Palma De Mallorca, Paphos, Patras, Phuket, Rhodes, Seville, Sharm el-Sheikh, Split, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Thessalonki, Varna, Zadar, Zakynthos A-B
LOT Polish Airlines Bangkok, Cancun, Colombo, La Romana, Varadero, Zadar C-E
Nouvelair Enfidha, Monastir A-B
Small Planet Airlines Antalya, Burgas, Heraklion, Palma de Mallorca, Split, Varna A-B
Sun d'Or International Airlines
operated by El Al
Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion A-B
Travel Service Poland Batumi,[13] Bodrum, Burgas, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Larnaca, Palermo, Palma de Mallorca, Punta Cana, Split, Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion, Terceira, Tenerife-South, Varna A-B
TACV Cabo Verde Airlines Sal A-B

Cargo[edit]

Cargo Terminal
Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation Leipzig/Halle
FedEx Express Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Genex Minsk-National
SprintAir Bydgoszcz, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kiev-Zhulyany, Kraków, Poznań, Wrocław
TNT Air Cargo Berlin-Schönefeld, Liège, Moscow-Sheremetyevo
UPS Airlines Chengdu,[14] Cologne/Bonn, Shanghai-Pudong, Almaty

Statistics[edit]

Baggage claim area in the north hall of Terminal A
South departure hall of Terminal A (closed until December 2014)
Apron overview
Air traffic control tower

Passenger traffic at Warsaw Chopin Airport has increased dramatically since the fall of communism in Poland and the removal of restrictions on Polish citizens' travel abroad. For example, in 1994, five years after Poland's first free post-war elections in 1989, Warsaw's airport served 2,198,008 passengers; however, by 2008, just 14 years later, the airport served over four times as many passengers, with a total of 9,460,606. This represented a percentage increase in annual passengers flown of around 430.4%. Passenger numbers from 2012 onwards are influenced by Wizzair and Ryanair moving to Modlin Airport from mid-July 2012. Warsaw Chopin Airport was the 42nd busiest airport in Europe in 2012.

Traffic by calendar year
Passengers Change in number of passengers from previous year Passenger aircraft movements
2005 7,071,881 115,320
2006 8,101,827 Increase014.6% 126,534
2007 9,268,476 Increase014.4% 133,146
2008 9,460,606 Increase02.1% 129,728
2009 8,320,927 Decrease012.0% 115,934
2010 8,712,384 Increase04.7% 116,691
2011 9,337,734 Increase07.2% 119,399
2012 9,587,842 Increase02.7% 118,320
2013 10,683,706 Increase011.4% 123,981
Source: Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie[1]

2013[edit]

Month Passengers Passengers cumulatively
January 675 300 675 300
February 637 000 1 312 300
March 770 000 2 082 300
April 860 000 2 942 300
May 989 000 3 931 300
June 1 075 933 5 007 233
July 1 178 700 6 185 933
August 1 165 000 7 350 933
September 1 117 000 8 467 933
October 846 000 9 313 933
November 697 000 10 010 933
Source: Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie[1]
Top 5 scheduled destinations (2012)[15]
Rank Airport Passengers Carriers
1 United Kingdom London-Heathrow, London-Stansted, London-Luton 594,000 British Airways, LOT Polish Airlines, Ryanair, Wizz Air
2 France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Paris-Beauvais 507,000 Air France, LOT Polish Airlines, Ryanair, Wizz Air
3 Germany Frankfurt 440,000 Lufthansa, LOT Polish Airlines
4 Poland Gdańsk 405,000 LOT Polish Airlines, OLT Express
5 Poland Wrocław 356,000 LOT Polish Airlines, OLT Express

Ground transportation[edit]

Warsaw Chopin Airport is located in the south-west part of Warsaw, approximately 10 km (6.21 mi) from the city centre. The airport is easy to access by train, local buses or taxi.

Rail[edit]

A rail link has been recently built at a cost of 230 million złoty to connect the airport's Warsaw Chopin Airport railway station (built as part of Terminal A) to the Warsaw city centre.[16] The station was opened on 1 June 2012, with service starting on the same day.[17]

Car[edit]

Żwirki i Wigury, named after the celebrated aviators who won the Challenge International de Tourisme in 1932, is the main artery leading to the airport.[18]

Taxis are also available at the airport.[18] Travellers should ensure that they use taxis from the legitimate taxi stands and not from the touts that purport to be cheaper.[19]

Bus[edit]

Warsaw city center can be reached by the bus lines: 175 and 188 during the day and N32 at night. There is also an additional line 148 that provides access to Ursynów (a southern part of Warsaw) and Praga (an eastern part of Warsaw). Bus 331 connects with underground station Metro Wilanowska. The fare is PLN 4.40 one-way (and the reduced fare is 50% of that) for all the lines (day and night).[18]

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On 19 December 1962, a LOT Polish Airlines Vickers Viscount 804 crashed on approach after a flight from Brussels and Berlin-Schönefeld Airport, while attempting a go-around. All 33 passengers on board died.
  • On 9 May 1987, LOT Polish Airlines Flight 5055, Ilyushin Il-62M took off for a flight to New York-JFK Airport and returned to Okęcie, after an engine failure. During its approach, the aircraft crashed in a heavily wooded area, short of the runway. All 183 passengers and crew members on board died.
  • On 17 December 1991, Alitalia Flight 1212, a McDonnell-Douglas DC 9–32 arriving from Rome-Fiumicino Airport, landed next to the runway after unstabilized approach. As a result, the nose gear of the aircraft collapsed. All 96 passengers and crew survived; however, the aircraft was damaged beyond repair and written-off.
  • On 14 September 1993, Lufthansa Flight 2904, an Airbus A320-200, overran the runway and crashed into an embankment, after a flight from Frankfurt. The co-pilot and one passenger died, and 68 passengers and crew were injured.
  • On 31 December 1993, LOT Polish Airlines Flight 002, a Boeing 767-300ER arriving from Chicago-O'Hare Airport, suffered substantial damage after its nose gear collapsed when touching down. There were no fatalities.
  • On 1 November 2011, LOT Polish Airlines Flight 016, a Boeing 767-300ER, inbound from Newark Liberty Airport, safely landed at Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport after a mechanical failure of the landing gear prior to landing. The cockpit crew successfully performed an emergency landing at the airport with no loss of life or injuries.[20][21]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "EAD Basic". Ead.eurocontrol.int. Retrieved 2012-06-28. (registration required (help)). 
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  4. ^ a b "Dokładnie 72 lata temu otwarto lotnisko Okęcie", www.tur-info.pl (information originally available from the official airport webpage), 6 June 2006. Retrieved 2008-05-07. (Polish)
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  11. ^ a b Boeing Company data sheet for noise policies at WAW/EPWA, Boeing.com, June 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-07.
  12. ^ "Airport specifications". Warsaw Chopin Airport. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Flights From Warsaw To Batumi From Batumi International Airport". Batumi Airport - TAV Airports Holding Co. Retrieved 8 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "UPS Launches Express Flights to Fast-Growing Chengdu". UPS. 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2013-02-04. 
  15. ^ "Rekordowy rok 2012 na Lotnisku Chopina — Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie :: Warsaw Chopin Airport" (in (Polish)). Lotnisko-chopina.pl. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  16. ^ "Pociągiem na lotnisko" (in Polish). ZTM Warszawa. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  17. ^ "Linia na Okęcie: Kilkuletnie opóźnienie zwieńczone sukcesem – Koleje Mazowieckie, SKM Warszawa, PKP PLK – Kolej na 2012 – Kolej, PKP, Intercity". Rynek-kolejowy.pl. 1 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 
  18. ^ a b c "Access and car parks". Warsaw Chopin Airport. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Taxi". Warsaw Chopin Airport. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  20. ^ "Samolot wylądował w Warszawie bez podwozia". RMF FM. 1 November 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2011. 
  21. ^ "Accident: LOT B763 at Warsaw on Nov 1st 2011, forced gear up landing". Avherald.com. Retrieved 2012-06-28. 

External links[edit]

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