Formerly the Okęcie International Airport, it was renamed Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport after the famous Polish composer Fryderyk Chopin. It handles almost half of Poland’s air passengers. Managed and operated by Polish Airports State Enterprise or PPL, it accommodates passengers amounting to over 11 million people every year.
The airport receives and operates 100 flights on a daily basis, plus an increasing demand in chartered flights. Its busiest flights are the ones that head out to Paris, Amsterdam, London, and Frankfurt. Here are some of the airlines that serve the airport: Air Lingus, Alitalia, British Airways, Wizz Air, and Swiss International Air Lines.
The airport has two runways that intersect, and two terminals with several VIP and self check-in desks. Upon arrival of the plane at the apron, a shuttle will take passengers to the baggage reclaim area. Those who will be alighting their planes from passenger bridges can take the escalators and lifts to the Baggage Reclaim Hall, which has five baggage conveyor belts.
The airport houses several concessionaires: pubs, duty-free shops, a jewellery store, a music shop, newsstands, restaurants, convenient snack bars, cafés, and a chapel. Cheap car hire at Warsaw Airport is also available—the most convenient way to get around in Poland.
A substantial number of passengers take advantage of the cheap car hire at Warsaw Airport. Only three bus lines serve as public transportation to the nearby cities, and a rapid transit rail line is still being constructed, with no definite date as to its completion. Budget car rental brands include Europcar, Sixt, National, Hertz, Avis, Budget, and GE-CAR.