This Friday, 1 May, new shops and restaurants will be opening in Chopin Airport’s new terminal, with the first passengers to be served on 23 May.
The new retail area includes restaurants and shops with a total area of over 3,000 sq m. They will offer products from such world-renowned brands as: Michael Kors, Ermenegildo Zegna, Emporio Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ralph Lauren and Burberry. The youngest travellers will enjoy a toy shop and M&M’s candy store, and electronics enthusiasts will discover the latest technologies at Poland’s only Samsung Brand Store located at an airport.
There will also be a new Aelia Duty Free shop, which in addition to the typical range of duty-free products, i.e. alcohol, cigarettes and cosmetics, will offer Victoria’s Secret lingerie and exclusive spirits and cigars, with the Le Connaisseur wine tasting service.
New stores will also include Premium Food Gate, providing a wide choice of Polish regional products, a must-visit for those looking to take home a culinary experience as a souvenir from Poland.
„Global brands available in our shopping arcade will allow passengers to feel as if they were at the best Paris, London or Milan department stores, which is exactly what our customers expect. At the airport they have time for relaxed shopping, and we are happy to provide them with that opportunity,” said Michał Kaczmarzyk, the director of Chopin Airport.
The Warsaw airport is also developing its gastronomic offer. New additions include a food court area with three outlets serving a diverse menu from fast food (McDonald’s) to Italian and Polish cuisine. Steak lovers may want to visit elegant restaurant The Flame, whereas Papaya is a great spot for fresh juice, cocktails or salads. The total area of all the restaurants and cafes exceeds 700 sq m.
„The gastronomic offer is diverse both in terms of the quality of the meals, as well as their prices. It includes both cheap fast food meals and elegant dishes prepared on site by chefs. I’m certain everyone will find something they like,” said director Kaczmarzyk.
The new commercial zone will be launched in the restricted area of the airport, which is only available to passengers with boarding passes who have gone through security. The public area of the new terminal will open to passengers on 23 May.
“We need time to transfer offices of airlines and ground handling agents and organise the check-in process in its final form. We’ve given ourselves two weeks to accomplish this,” said Michał Kaczmarzyk.
The total area of the new facility is over 60,000 sq m (154,500 sq m together with the part of the terminal complex already in use). The old load-bearing structure of the building remained virtually unchanged during the modernisation process, while the inside and the dome were built from scratch. Also, an additional storey has been added to be used for office space.
The modernised part of the terminal houses 48 check-in desks and – in the new departures and arrivals hall – ticket offices, travel companies, new car rentals as well as airline offices.
“All these changes enhance the comfort of passengers and boost the airport’s capacity, which can grow to 20 million annually in the next 15 years. This means that our airport can become the biggest and most important in Central Europe,” said Michał Kaczmarzyk, the director of Chopin Airport.
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