Warsaw Chopin Airport’s first modern terminal has been redeveloped in a new form. Following a major overhaul, it has lost its original violet-red roof colour, but is now larger and more comfortable, making it possible to handle over 20 million passengers annually.
The new seven-storey facility has 1,300 rooms and offices within a 645,834 sq ft (60,000m²) space, housing 48 check-in desks and six self-service check-in kiosks, with the possibility to add more in the future. In the new arrivals and departures halls there are also ticket desks, travel companies, additional car rentals and airline offices.
Its retail offers 15 new shops within an area of almost 32,200 sq ft (3,000m²). These outlets include such well-known luxury brands as: Michael Kors, Ermenegildo Zegna, Emporio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry and Ralph Lauren. There is also an airport Samsung brand store and an M&M children’s clothes and toy shop.
Ten new bars and restaurants are provided within an area of 26,900 sq ft (2,500m²) and there are also three new cafes – Espressamente Illy, McCafé and Bread&Co. Another new addition is the building’s direct access to the underground railway station, significantly shortening the time needed to get to the train.
Airport Director Michał Kaczmarzyk, commented: “Investing in the development of the terminal is part of our 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.”