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WAW Airport Information:

IATA / ICAO Codes: WAW / EPWA
Airport Names:
  1. Warsaw Chopin Airport
  2. Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie
Location: Warsaw, Poland
GPS Coordinates: 52°9'56"N by 20°58'1"E
Area Served: Warsaw, Poland
Operator/Owner: Polish Airports State Enterprise (PPL)
Airport Type: Public / Military
Elevation: 361 feet (110 meters)
# of Runways: 2
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Facts about Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW):

  • In 2010, the designation of terminals had changed and the entire former Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 complex is now designated as Terminal A divided into five check-in areas in two main halls.
  • In 1961, the airport's management board decided to purchase a radar for civilian air traffic control and to begin the expansion of the airport in Warsaw.
  • Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) has 2 runways.
  • Warsaw Chopin Airport is an international airport located in the Włochy district of Warsaw, Poland.
  • Political events of the early 1980s caused a decline in passenger traffic, but already by 1983, there was renewed growth, especially on international routes.
  • Because of Warsaw Chopin Airport's relatively low elevation of 361 feet, planes can take off or land at Warsaw Chopin Airport at a lower air speed than at airports located at a higher elevation. This is because the air density is higher closer to sea level than it would otherwise be at higher elevations.
  • With the building finished in 1933, the new modernist premises of the Warsaw airport cost the State Treasury around 10 million Zloty.
  • On 25 November 2013, the airport announced accommodating – for the first time in history – its 10 millionth passenger in a single year.
  • The furthest airport from Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) is Chatham Islands (CHT), which is located 11,450 miles (18,426 kilometers) away in Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New Zealand.
  • A rail link has been recently built at a cost of 230 million złoty to connect the airport's Warsaw Chopin Airport railway station to the Warsaw city centre.
  • In addition to being known as "Warsaw Chopin Airport", another name for WAW is "Lotnisko Chopina w Warszawie".
  • The closest airport to Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) is Historic Centre of Warsaw (WRW), which is located only 5 miles (8 kilometers) NNE of WAW.
  • Warsaw Chopin Airport handled 10,683,706 passengers last year.

Map of Nearest Airports from Warsaw Chopin Airport:

List of Nearest Airports from Warsaw Chopin Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
15.10 miles (8.20 km) NNEHistoric Centre of Warsaw (WRW)Warsaw, PolandView Historic Centre of Warsaw on a map Set WRW as destination Airport Get more information about Historic Centre of Warsaw
223.80 miles (38.29 km) NWWarsaw–Modlin Mazovia Airport (WMI)Warsaw, PolandView Warsaw–Modlin Mazovia Airport on a map Set WMI as destination Airport Get more information about Warsaw–Modlin Mazovia Airport
373.53 miles (118.34 km) WSWŁódź Władysław Reymont Airport (LCJ)Łódź, PolandView Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport on a map Set LCJ as destination Airport Get more information about Łódź Władysław Reymont Airport
493.08 miles (149.80 km) EBiała Podlaska Airport (BXP)Biała Podlaska, PolandView Biała Podlaska Airport on a map Set BXP as destination Airport Get more information about Biała Podlaska Airport
598.39 miles (158.35 km) SELublin Airport (LUZ)Lublin, PolandView Lublin Airport on a map Set LUZ as destination Airport Get more information about Lublin Airport
6124.35 miles (200.11 km) EBrest Airport (BQT)Brest, BelarusView Brest Airport on a map Set BQT as destination Airport Get more information about Brest Airport
7140.88 miles (226.73 km) WNWBydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport (BZG)Bydgoszcz, PolandView Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport on a map Set BZG as destination Airport Get more information about Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport
8142.48 miles (229.29 km) SWKatowice International Airport (KTW)Katowice / Pyrzowice, PolandView Katowice International Airport on a map Set KTW as destination Airport Get more information about Katowice International Airport
9149.18 miles (240.08 km) SSERzeszów–Jasionka Airport (RZE)Rzeszów, PolandView Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport on a map Set RZE as destination Airport Get more information about Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport
10153.11 miles (246.40 km) SSWJohn Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice (KRK)Kraków / Balice, PolandView John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice on a map Set KRK as destination Airport Get more information about John Paul II International Airport Kraków–Balice
11175.85 miles (283.00 km) WPoznań–Ławica Henryk Wieniawski Airport (POZ)Poznań, PolandView Poznań–Ławica Henryk Wieniawski Airport on a map Set POZ as destination Airport Get more information about Poznań–Ławica Henryk Wieniawski Airport
12184.45 miles (296.84 km) NNWGdansk Lech Walesa Airport (GDN)Gdańsk, PolandView Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport on a map Set GDN as destination Airport Get more information about Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport
13188.85 miles (303.92 km) NKhrabrovo Airport (KGD)Kaliningrad, RussiaView Khrabrovo Airport on a map Set KGD as destination Airport Get more information about Khrabrovo Airport
14189.78 miles (305.42 km) WSWCopernicus Airport Wrocław (WRO)Wroclaw, PolandView Copernicus Airport Wrocław on a map Set WRO as destination Airport Get more information about Copernicus Airport Wrocław
15194.95 miles (313.74 km) NNWGdynia-Kosakowo Airport (QYD)Gdynia, PolandView Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport on a map Set QYD as destination Airport Get more information about Gdynia-Kosakowo Airport

Map of Furthest Airports from Warsaw Chopin Airport:

List of Furthest Airports from Warsaw Chopin Airport:

RankDistance & DirectionAirport Name & IATA CodeAirport LocationFurther Actions
111,449.69 miles (18,426.44 km) ESEChatham Islands (CHT)Waitangi, Chatham Islands, New ZealandView Chatham Islands on a map Set CHT as destination Airport Get more information about Chatham Islands
211,017.87 miles (17,731.51 km) ESEHood Aerodrome (MRO)Masterton, New ZealandView Hood Aerodrome on a map Set MRO as destination Airport Get more information about Hood Aerodrome
311,001.28 miles (17,704.80 km) ESEWellington International Airport (WLG)Wellington, New ZealandView Wellington International Airport on a map Set WLG as destination Airport Get more information about Wellington International Airport
411,000.67 miles (17,703.82 km) ESEKaikoura Aerodrome (KBZ)Kaikoura, New ZealandView Kaikoura Aerodrome on a map Set KBZ as destination Airport Get more information about Kaikoura Aerodrome
511,000.15 miles (17,702.98 km) ESEChristchurch International Airport (CHC)Christchurch, New ZealandView Christchurch International Airport on a map Set CHC as destination Airport Get more information about Christchurch International Airport
610,995.12 miles (17,694.89 km) EOamaru Airport (OAM)Oamaru, North Otago, New ZealandView Oamaru Airport on a map Set OAM as destination Airport Get more information about Oamaru Airport
710,994.06 miles (17,693.17 km) ESEGisborne Airport (GIS)Gisborne, New ZealandView Gisborne Airport on a map Set GIS as destination Airport Get more information about Gisborne Airport
810,993.64 miles (17,692.51 km) ESEHawke's Bay Airport (NPE)Napier, New ZealandView Hawke's Bay Airport on a map Set NPE as destination Airport Get more information about Hawke's Bay Airport
910,990.75 miles (17,687.86 km) EDunedin International Airport (DUD)Dunedin, Otago, New ZealandView Dunedin International Airport on a map Set DUD as destination Airport Get more information about Dunedin International Airport
1010,989.45 miles (17,685.76 km) ESEKapiti Coast Airport (PPQ)Paraparaumu Beach, New ZealandView Kapiti Coast Airport on a map Set PPQ as destination Airport Get more information about Kapiti Coast Airport
1110,986.86 miles (17,681.60 km) ESEPalmerston North Airport (PMR)Palmerston North, New ZealandView Palmerston North Airport on a map Set PMR as destination Airport Get more information about Palmerston North Airport
1210,985.72 miles (17,679.75 km) ESEAshburton Aerodrome (ASG)Ashburton, New ZealandView Ashburton Aerodrome on a map Set ASG as destination Airport Get more information about Ashburton Aerodrome
1310,976.93 miles (17,665.62 km) ERichard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) (TIU)Timaru, New ZealandView Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport) on a map Set TIU as destination Airport Get more information about Richard Pearse Airport (Timaru Airport)
1410,972.55 miles (17,658.57 km) ESEWoodbourne Airport (BHE)Blenheim, New ZealandView Woodbourne Airport on a map Set BHE as destination Airport Get more information about Woodbourne Airport
1510,947.12 miles (17,617.64 km) ESEWanganui Airport (WAG)Wanganui, New ZealandView Wanganui Airport on a map Set WAG as destination Airport Get more information about Wanganui Airport