Warsaw-Radom Airport has 4,500 passengers since opening

Warsaw-Radom Airport has 4,500 passengers since opening

Warsaw-Radom Airport, located 100 kilometres south of the city of Poland, has operated 4,500 passengers since it reopened for business four weeks ago.

The airport, with a bleak past, began handling flights on April 27 after being officially opened by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

The only public airport in Poland without EU support, Radom originally began operating in May 2014, but by 2017 was one of the worst-performing Polish airports, with only 9,903 passengers handled that year, according to data from the Civil Aviation Office.

In 2018, the court declared port lotniczy Radom bankrupt, but a lifeline came in the form of Polish Airports State Enterprise PPL which bought it and then invested some PLN 800 million EUR 174.4 million, said Stanislaw Wojtera, PPL's CEO, on Friday.

The airport has already serviced half of all passengers handled in 2016, according to Wojtera.

At the end of this year, Radom will be somewhere in the middle of Polish regional airports when it comes to passenger numbers, he said.

Despite low numbers recorded in the first weeks of operation, Wojtera said charter flights could improve its results from June.