Polish airport has 4,500 passengers since opening

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Polish airport has 4,500 passengers since opening

After a thorough modernization, Warsaw-Radom Airport, situated 100 kilometres south of the Polish capital, has accommodated 4,500 passengers since it reopened for business four weeks ago.

The airport, which has a chequered history, started handling flights on April 27, after being officially opened by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister.

Radom, the only public airport in Poland, was originally operated 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, a court declared port Lotniczy Radom bankrupt, but a lifeline came in the form of Polish Airports State Enterprise PPL, which bought it and then invests some PLN 800 million Euro 174.4 million Until today, the Radom airport has served 4,500 passengers, Stanislaw Wojtera, PPL's CEO, told the state-owned broadcaster Radio 3 on Friday.

Wojtera said airport service has already served half of all passengers handled in 2016 compared to last year.

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