Warsaw Chopin Airport in Poland has officially opened its new terminal extension, expanding its overall capacity to over 20 million passengers annually. The new extension replaces the old terminal building, which was renowned for its red-violet roof.
The new facility was completed at a cost of PLN400m (US$105m) and boasts 1,300 rooms and offices across an area of approximately 646,000ft². The main terminal space houses 48 check-in desks, six self-service check-in kiosks, several ticket desks, multiple car rental outlets, and a number of airline offices.
Passengers looking for something to eat can dine at one of 10 new bars and restaurants, covering an area of nearly 27,000ft². This includes fast-food outlets such as McDonalds and McCafé, as well as restaurants including The Flame steakhouse and Misa. There are also 15 new shopping outlets covering a space of over 32,000ft² which includes well known international brands such as Michael Kors, Emporio Armani, Burberry and Ralph Lauren.
Michał Kaczmarzyk, director of Warsaw Chopin Airport, said, “Investing in the development of the terminal is part of our thought-through business strategy for Chopin Airport. Our long-term aim is to turn Warsaw into a major European aviation hub. We want to become central Europe’s leading airport handling over 20 million passengers per year. I am confident this objective can be achieved and the opening of the new terminal is a first step towards that end.”