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have been numerous false starts. The airport, situated about 35km north west of Warsaw city centre, aims to complement the existing, congested Warsaw Chopin Airport, positioning itself as a regional gateway and served by low-cost carriers and charter operators.


Source: AirportIS. Evolution of traffi c by airport


With 24-hour operations, and the possibility of a 30-minute journey from the purpose-built on-airport railway station into Warsaw, the airport aims to combine convenience for passengers with low-cost services for the airlines that choose to operate to and from the airport. Traffi c forecast for the airport, prepared by Airport Strategy and Marketing (ASM), route development consultants for Warsaw Modlin Airport, envisages fi ve million passengers by 2021.


“This is a very exciting time for Polish aviation and the opening of the new Warsaw Modlin Airport represents a major development for not only Warsaw and the Mazowsze region but also for Poland itself. We have a clear plan and route development strategy and look forward to engaging with airline and tour operator partners in the very near future,” says Piotr Okienczyc, president of Warsaw Modlin Airport.


Lublin Source: AirportIS.


in 2012 – Lublin, a greenfi eld airport development, plans to open between May and June 2012, while Modlin Airport is aiming to be open in time for the UEFA Euro 2012 football competition which starts in June of that year.


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Warsaw Modlin Airport Development of the airport at Warsaw Modlin, located on the site of a former military airfi eld, has not been without problems and it has taken many years to gain all the approvals and there


The development of Lublin Airport is indicative of a region hoping to emulate the recent success of regional airports in Poland. The city of Lublin has a population of 400,000 people, and as a university town has a student population in excess of 100,000, but currently it lacks an airport. Passengers travelling by air have to endure a three-hour journey by road to reach Warsaw Airport, so the construction of Lublin Airport is a


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