8 new connections, including the possibility of a direct flight to Singapore – those are the main novelties of the most recent schedule, which will be in force during the summer season at Warsaw Chopin Airport.
The schedule, which is in force since March 25th, contains 122 regular routes. The new season is for Chopin Airport a continuation of the development of transit network, as well as increasing the number of connections with Southeastern Asia, and through the hub in Singapore, also with Australia.
Between March and July 2018, 8 new regular routes will be launched – to and from Bordeaux (Wizz Air), as well as Nuremberg, Kaunas, Skopje, Hanover, Zaporozhe, Singapore and Dubrovnik. The last seven routes will be operated by LOT Polish Airlines and will provide convenient transfers on all of its network available from Chopin Airport.
Currently, the connection to Dubrovnik is planned as a seasonal one, but – if this direction becomes popular – the connection has a chance to become a permanent one.
A significant event that awaits us in the spring of 2018 is the launching in May of a permanent LOT Polish Airlines connection to Singapore, which will expand the travel offer from Chopin Airport to Southeastern Asia.
– We are very pleased with this connection, which perfectly fits into the development strategy of our airport – says Hubert Wojciechowski, Director of Marketing and PR Office at Chopin Airport. – Thanks to convenient transfers, we are continuously increasing our value as an important transport hub, a link between East and West.
What other changes will take place in the summer of 2018? Due to changes in the development strategy of the network of connections of several carriers still in the winter season 2017/18, several routes are removed from the summer season 2018.
Wizz Air resigned from flights to Bristol, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Paris Beauvais. The airport talks about these directions with other carriers.
The Norwegian Airlines close connections with Madrid, while Eurowings closes with Dusseldorf. However, it does not change the fact that it will still be possible to travel from the Warsaw airport directly to Madrid and Dusseldorf on board of other carriers, e.g. LOT Polish Airlines.
There will also be 77 charter destinations, including 9 new ones: Djerba, Limnos, Gazipasa, Constanta, Monastir, Ohrid, Pisa, Reus and Seville.
– Our port is consistently strengthening its position as a leader in the region. In the January-February period, the number of passengers handled increased by 15%, and the share of transit passengers approached 30%. This confirms the need to build a large hub airport in this part of Europe – adds Hubert Wojciechowski.
Let us add that in addition to the new schedule, on Sunday, March 25, Warsaw Chopin Airport also introduced a ban on flight operations planning during the night. This change has been applied to reduce the annoyance of noise at night and to improve night rest conditions.
The ban applies on all days of the week between 23:30 and 5:30 and applies to all the flight operations. The exceptions are state, military, rescue or emergency flights. Airplanes delayed due to reasons independent of the carrier will also be able to operate at the airport.
The ban, already in force at some European airports, is above all an important gesture towards the residents living near the airport, who often complain about the inconvenient noise of aircraft taking off and landing.