Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW)

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw Chopin Airport is the 25th best airport according to our worldwide airport ranking. Almost 12 million air passengers travel through the airport anually, making it the busiest airport in Poland.

WAW Flight Delays and Flight Cancellations


On-Time Performance

More than 170 flights depart from Warsaw Chopin Airport daily. The average flight delay percentage for the airport was 17% in 2016. Wroclaw and Gdansk are the destinations that receive the largest traffic from Warsaw Chopin Airport. Despite the heavy traffic, Warsaw Chopin Airport manages to hold true to its tight schedule, ranking 8.32 for punctuality. Last year, 0.24% of all flights departing from the airport were canceled or heavily delayed (more than three hours). For delays longer than 3 hours and cancellations, airline passengers are entitled to compensation under EU regulation. If you encounter these flight disruptions you could be eligible for up to €600. Learn more about your air passenger rights when traveling to or from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

On-time performance for nearby airports

Compared to other major airports in the EU, Chopin Airport's on-time performance Score of 8.32 is above average.

Nearby AirportOn-Time Performance
Modlin (WMI)
Katowice (KTW)
Rzeszow (RZE)
Flight Delay Compensation

Had a Delayed or Canceled Flight from WAW Airport?

Every year, 17% of flights departing from Chopin Airport in Warsaw are delayed or canceled. AirHelp assists air passengers who have experienced a flight delay or cancellation to get compensation from their airline. Simply enter your flight details for any flight that has been delayed or canceled in the last three years to check your eligibility. You could be owed up to €600 in compensation.

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Flights from WAW

Chopin Airport is both the largest and the busiest airport in Poland, handling 40% of the country's air passenger traffic. More than 170 flights depart from the every day. LOT, Wizzair and Ryanair are the most popular airlines that operate from Chopin Airport.

1. Air France
2. Lufthansa
3. LOT - Polish Airlines
4. Wizz Air
5. Ryanair

Most Popular Flight Routes

Delayed or Canceled Flight Routes from WAW

As 17% of flights out of Chopin Airport are delayed or canceled, you’re likely to arrive at your destination on time. However, there are some routes that are affected by flight delays and cancellations more often than others. Here is our list of the routes that are most frequently affected:

1.WAW to KEF (Reykjavik Keflavik International Airport, Reykjavik, Iceland)60%
2.WAW to EVN (Yerevan, Yerevan, Armenia)48%
3.WAW to YYZ (Toronto Lester B Pearson Intl, Toronto, Canada)45%

Had a flight delay from WAW in the last 3 years? You could be eligible to claim compensation.

Did you know that any delayed, canceled or overbooked flight you’ve taken in the last 3 years could be eligible for compensation from the airline? Wherever you’re flying from -- EU, US or international, you have unique passenger rights for the region. For flights from Chopin Airport, you could be eligible for up to €600 in compensation for delays or cancellations. Learn more about your air passenger rights when your flight has been delayed and what steps to take next.

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WAW Service & Quality Ratings


Quality of service

Chopin Airport ranks 3/5 for its Skytrax score, which is a quality performance rating of more than 500 airports. The Skytrax score measures each airport on a number of factors including terminal comfort and cleanliness, passenger facilities, and service ratings at check-in, security and customs among other things.

How Passengers feel about WAW Airport


Passenger sentiment

We analyzed passenger’s opinions on Twitter about their experience traveling to and from Chopin Airport, and the overall satisfaction level was 8 out of 10.

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About WAW Airport

Chopin Airport in Warsaw is the largest airport in Poland, and serves both international and domestic flights. In 2016, more than 12.8 million passengers traveled through the airport. In 2015, the arrivals hall was connected to the railway station, allowing easy access to the city center by public transport.

WAW Airport Location

Chopin Airport is located 8 km from the center of Warsaw. With a direct connection to the railway station, getting to the city center is quick and easy.

Getting around WAW

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Baggage Claim Issues

Baggage Claim Issues at WAW

If you’ve lost your baggage or your luggage was delayed or damaged, you could be entitled to compensation from your airline. Learn more about your rights to compensation and what steps you should take when you experience a luggage-related issue.
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If you’ve been on a delayed, canceled, or disrupted flight in the last three years, the airlines might owe you money for your troubles. Check with AirHelp to see if your flight qualifies for compensation.

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