Upgrade of Warsaw’s Chopin Airport increases its capacity

A project to modernise and extend various infrastructures at Warsaw’s Chopin Airport benefits both passengers and airlines. The improvements make it possible for the airport to deal with more customers and handle more aircraft activity at peak times.

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Chopin Airport is part of the trans-European transport network – the so-called TEN-T programme that aims to make it easier for people and goods to travel in and between the EU Member States.

The work involves reconstructing Area T1 of Passenger Terminal A as well as the purchase of various terminal equipment. A runway is also being reconstructed as part of the scheme, while many taxiways and aprons undergo modernisation. A fuel distribution railway terminal with a long-range fuel pipeline is also being built.

The revamped Terminal A will be able to handle 1 800 passengers per hour at peak times, and the airport’s manoeuvring areas will handle 46 operations per hour during the busiest periods. The revamp means that the airport’s infrastructure meets current norms and technical standards. The safety of airport operations is also improved thanks to this investment.

Furthermore, the project foresees the creation of 12 jobs during its implementation.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Warsaw airport – Construction, reconstruction and modernisation of the airport infrastructure” is EUR 130 089 697, of which the EU’s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 34 006 614 from the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. Work falls under the priority “TEN-T road and air transport Networks”.

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