Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport

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Continent: Europe Country: Poland
Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport
Location Warsaw Poland
Airport type Commercial
Website http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl
Overview map Google Maps
Tower 118.300
Ground 121.900
Clearance 121.600
Approach 128.800
ATIS 120.450
Plane Spotting Hotels guide

Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport is the largest airport in Poland. In 2006 the airport served over 8 million passengers and the forecast for the 2007 is close to 10 million. Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport has a capacity of 34 air operations per hour. There are two crossing runways in use - 11/29 and 15/33 (arrivals on runways 11 and 33, and departures from runways 15 and 29 - other configuration only possible with strong crosswind or runway maintenance).

Runway details:

  • 15/33 - 3690 x 60 m / 12106 x 197 ft, concrete, ILS for RWY 33 (WA 329 110.30)
  • 11/29 - 2800 x 50 m / 9186 x 164 ft, concrete, ILS for RWY 11 (WAS 112 109.90)

Official Spotting Locations

Observation Terrace

The airport offers an observation terrace with cafe, gift shop, and free wifi. Entrance is by the walkway to the train station. Open daily from 6am to 10pm and entrance is free.

Other Spotting Locations

Car Park

The Government ramp can be viewed from the top level of the short term car park next to Terminal 2.

Locations to Avoid


Regular Traffic

Current movements are available on the Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport website

Facilities and Transportation

There are four bus lines (148, 175, 188 and 331) departing from terminal and a train station nearby bus&coach terminal. Getting to the Warsaw Centre takes from 15 to 45 minutes depending on the traffic conditions.