WARSAW AIRPORT
Port Lotniczy im. Fryderyka Chopina Warszawa-Okęcie
ul. Żwirki i Wigury 1
00-906 Warszawa

LOCATION:
The Okecie Airport is located in the south-western Warsaw, about 10 km from the center. It is easily accessible by bus (bus numbers: 175, 188 and 610. At the airport a bus stop for those traveling to the center is situated outside the arrivals hall and for those coming from the center – in front of the departures hall). You can also reach the airport using the Polish Express buses and by taxi (a taxi stop is located in front of the arrivals hall). It takes about 15 – 30 min. to get to the airport, depending on the level of traffic. Taxi: about 20 PLN.

SERVICES:
Information Point – in the central part of the Departures Hall, open 6 am – 10 pm.
Tourist offices – offer tours, hotel reservations, plane and train ticket booking.
Car rental (Avis, Buget, Europcar, Hertz, Natiomnal, Payless, Sixt)
Car wash – located on level 1 of the multi-storey parking, open 8 am – 6 pm.
Banks – Arrivals Hall: Pekao SA, PKO BP, WBK, Millenium; Departures Hall: BPH.
Post Office – Departures Hall, open Mon – Fri 8 am – 8 pm, Sat 8 am – 2 pm.
Catering – Café Voyage (Arrivals and Departures Hall), Nescafe (Transit Zone), Coffe Heaven (Transit Zone), Jowisz (Arrivals Hall).
Newspapers – Transit Zone.
Shops - Transit Zone: food, alcohol, clothes. souvenirs, cosmetics.
Observation deck – from here you can watch the planes landing and taking off. Ticket – 3 PLN (adults), 2 PLN (children).
Left luggage – open 24 h.
Luggage carts – available to passengers for free in front of the Departures Hall and in the Baggage Reclaim Hall.
Childcare room
First Aid Point
Chapel – Mass every Sunday at 9.30 and 11.30.


HISTORY:
The International Airport in Warsaw was first introduced to public use in 1969, after Poland had witnessed a dynamic development in aviation. At first there were about 80 planes leaving and arriving at the airport every day but it soon turned out that it was not enough. The airport was simply too small. Therefore, at the initiative of the Management of Air Traffic and Communication Airports a new arrivals hall was constructed, namely the “Finnish Hall”. In 1979 it took over all passengers traveling to Warsaw. It was used as an official arrivals terminal until 1992. This was when the construction of the new Terminal 1 was completed. It was multifunctional: there were a supermarket, a warehouse and a furniture store inside it, too. The “Finnish Hall’s” comeback took place on 26th March, 2004 after a thorough reconstruction and it has since then been operating as the “Etiuda Terminal”.

STATISTICS:
Number of passengers in 2004: 6 085 111
Number of take offs and landings in 2004: 108 245
Percentage of places on regular international flights conducted in 2005 in relation to place supply: 67,3 %
Percentage of places on regular international flights conducted by network airlines in 2005 in relation to place supply: 77,2 %
Percentage of places on regular international flights conducted by the LCC airlines in 2005 in relation to place supply: 42,9 %
Share in the handling of LCC passengers in 2004: 52,4 %
Number of LCC passengers in 2004: 558,1 tys.

PLANNED INVESTMENTS:
Currently, a new Terminal 2 is being constructed.

PARKING:
There are 3 parkings at the airport (2300 parking places). They are situated close to the terminal. Two parkings (the multi-storey one and the one outside, both paid by the hour) are available to persons accompanying departing passengers or welcoming arriving passengers. The third parking outside (paid every 24 h) is available to those, who are leaving their cars for the period of their absence in the country. Cost: 5- 8 PLN/h.

CONTACT:
Centrala Portu Lotniczego
tel.: +48 (22) 650 11 11
Informacja lotniskowa
tel.: +48 (22) 650 42 20
e-mail: pr@polish-airports.com

Based on http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/