In the first half of this year, Polish airports served 23.2 million passengers, which is 4 percent more than in the first half of 2019 and 40 percent more than in the same period of 2022 – we learn from data from the Civil Aviation Office (ULC). Most people traveled from Warsaw Chopin Airport.
“Statistical data indicate that the aviation market has largely recovered after the COVID-19 epidemic,” the Civil Aviation Office reported.
Polish airports served over 23 million passengers
The latest data from the CAA show that in the first half of the year, 23.2 million passengers were served at Polish airports, i.e. 4%. more than in the first half of 2019 and by 40 percent more than in the same period of 2022.
During this time, 172.8 thousand were served. air operations – by 8%. less than in 2019, but by 19%. more than in the first half of 2022.
Among the airports, the most passengers were served by: Warsaw Chopin Airport: 8.3 million passengers, Kraków-Balice Airport: 4.4 million passengers, and Gdańsk Airport: 2.6 million passengers.
The largest increases compared to 2019 were achieved by the following airports: Kraków-Balice (+565.5 thousand passengers), Katowice in Pyrzowice (+216.8 thousand) and Gdańsk (+171.8 thousand), while in comparison by 2022: Warsaw Chopin Airport (+2.5 million passengers), Kraków-Balice (+1.2 million) and Gdańsk (+786 thousand).
The most passengers were transported by: Irish Ryanair: 7.6 million, PLL LOT: 5.3 million and Hungarian Wizz Air: 4.7 million.
In the case of carriers, the largest increases in the first half of 2023 compared to the same period in 2019 were: Ryanair (+1.7 million passengers), Wizz Air (+477 thousand) and Enter Air (+169.5 thousand), and compared to the first half of 2022: Ryanair (+1.72 million passengers), Wizz Air (+1.69 million) and PLL LOT (+1.66 million).
In the first half of 2023, 21.4 million passengers were transported on international routes (+39.7% by 2022 and +4.6% by 2019) and 146.9 thousand trips were made. air operations (+21.2% by 2022 and -8.6% by 2019).
19 million passengers used international regular transport (+5.3 million by 2022 and +380.3 thousand by 2019), and 2.3 million passengers used charter transport (+753.6 thousand by 2022 and +568.8 thousand by 2019). The most international passengers were transported by: Ryanair (7.3 million), Wizz Air (4.7 million) and LOT Polish Airlines (3.8 million).
1.8 million passengers were served in domestic traffic (+42.4% by 2022 and -0.5% by 2019). The most passengers were transported by PLL LOT (1.5 million) and Ryanair (305.3 thousand).
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