Polish airports to exceed 50 mln serviced passengers: study

A recent report created by consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) estimates that Polish airports will service over 50 mln passengers in 2019.

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In 2018, the number of passengers that were serviced by airports in Poland increased by 15 percent and exceeded 45 mln.

Despite the forecasts of the economic slowdown, which may result with different results, it is estimated that Poland will be able to retain a double-digit growth to the number exceeding 50 mln over 12 months of 2019.

The PwC report states that in 2018, significant growth was reported by the majority of regional airports, of which the largest, Poznań-Ławica airport, western Poland, had a 34-percent increase in the number of serviced passengers.

The largest hub in Poland, the Warsaw Chopin Airport, serviced nearly 18 mln people, a 13 percent increase y/y.

According to a representative of PwC, Polish airlines PLL LOT had gained a large part of the market last year thanks to, among other factors, an expansive policy.

Poland’s national operator approached the current leader, Ryanair, in terms of the number of serviced passengers. Mr Urban emphasised that LOT is expanding its operations beyond Poland, increasing the number of long-term and short-term connections.

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