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Record cargo volumes at Chopin Airport


The Warsaw airport handled a total of 53,500 tonnes of freight in the twelve months of 2013, including 52,800 tonnes internationally (10.9%) and 688 tonnes domestically (+9.75%). Imports exceeded exports, with 29,400 tonnes and 23,400 tonnes respectively. The airport also handled 15,200 tonnes of mail.

The most popular cargo destinations in terms of volume carried included: Leipzig (over 7,100 t), Dubai (nearly 6,100 t), New York/Newark (more than 5,200 t), Chicago (nearly 5,200 t) and Cologne (3,600 t). The biggest cargo carriers were LOT Polish Airlines (20,800 t), European Air Transport (7,200 t), Emirates (6,100 t), UPS Airlines (5,400 t) and TNT Airways (2,400 t).

“We are putting much effort into Chopin Airport becoming an important point of cargo operations and we are pleased that our work is paying off. For the last several years cargo traffic at Warsaw has been growing by 5-10% annually and the air cargo offer keeps expanding. For instance, we were delighted to see LOT and Cargojet collaborate to relaunch the all cargo route to New York. Other global cargo carriers also show interest in opening regular services from Warsaw. We hope for further dynamic development of this area of operation,” says Radosław Paruzel, Chopin Airport deputy director.

The Warsaw airport handles more than 70% of cargo traffic in Poland. The most frequently carried goods include: consumable parts and materials for heavy industry, pharmaceuticals and books and newspapers.

Source / Author: Chopin Airport

Photo: Chopin Airport

Autor: Redakcja Świat

Redakcja Świat