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Topic: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: LOT767SP-LPA
Posted 2008-03-12 02:29:33 and read 5784 times.

Today Warsaw Airport Authorities has opened new Terminal 2. But only 5 charter flights will take place today and every day more will departure until 30th March when official open day will come.
I was there today and it looks good. A lot of space to walk and very good spotting view of tarmac around North piers.

Official information on www.polish-airports.com

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: OA260
Posted 2008-03-12 02:45:39 and read 5769 times.

Finally !!! This has been a long time coming but great to see it finally opening.

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: BlueSky1976
Posted 2008-03-12 03:19:23 and read 5733 times.

Wow... Two years and five months after the scheduled opening date.

And most on here thought the A380 delay was the worst...

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: LXA340
Posted 2008-03-12 03:50:04 and read 5694 times.

Will LO and it's Star Alliance members move into T2 eventually?

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: LOT767SP-LPA
Posted 2008-03-12 04:26:13 and read 5673 times.

Yes, LO will be one of the first regular operators at T2, all operator will move to T2

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: Flylot
Posted 2008-03-13 12:39:17 and read 5456 times.

Proud day in Poland.
However, the construction is not yet finished.
The south pier is not completed and construction on the middle pier hasn't even begun.
Moreover, It is clear that the even with the expansion the terminal is still to small.
Let's hope we won't have to wait an eternity for Sochaczew to open.
There stills hope for Okecie.

some cool pictures of the empty terminal building here:
http://www.krystian.hogata.com/thumbnails.php?album=17
and corny pictures of its grand opening here:
http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/katal...pl/art_2008_03_13_00.php#Terminal2
who gave them those stuffed animals?

By the way, are talks to construct a third (second) runway and terminal on the west side of the Okecie completely off?

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: LOT767SP-LPA
Posted 2008-03-13 13:34:01 and read 5428 times.

No, Airport Authorities are in talks with with local town clerks and with government company that builds highways in Poland. Problem with 3rd runway which will be parallel to existing 33-15 is, because will be to close to planed highway south of the airport. And typical Polish clerks talks and analyzing things it will take 10 years or more to build runway and third Terminal which will be allocated between runways, south to control tower.

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: LO231
Posted 2008-03-21 02:42:45 and read 5243 times.

I'm flying on LO to WAW tomorrow and depart from there on Monday. Will the check-in be in T2 already?

Regards,
LO231

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: LOT767SP-LPA
Posted 2008-03-21 02:56:58 and read 5235 times.

No  Sad All information about departures from T2 by LOT find here www.lot.com

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: LO231
Posted 2008-03-21 03:28:13 and read 5206 times.

Darn. I can't find departure info on Monday.. Isn't LO departing from T2 then?

Thanks for the help!

Regards,
LO231

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: BlueSky1976
Posted 2008-03-21 03:37:56 and read 5199 times.



Quoting LO231 (Reply 7):
I'm flying on LO to WAW tomorrow and depart from there on Monday. Will the check-in be in T2 already?

You won't check in at T2, but you'll most likely board the plane through North Pier. So... keep your fingers crossed - you may get to visit T2 after all Big grin

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: LO231
Posted 2008-03-21 04:56:35 and read 5149 times.



Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 10):

I'll get there early to take some pics  Smile  Smile  Smile

Regards,
LO231

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: LO231
Posted 2008-03-21 04:57:34 and read 5145 times.

PS. My first flight from the new terminal will be my nickname !

What a coinkidinky!

Regards,
LO231

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: Flylot
Posted 2008-03-21 07:07:43 and read 5074 times.



Quoting LO231 (Reply 12):
PS. My first flight from the new terminal will be my nickname !

Ha, confused me for a second there.

for those who are curious LOT movement into T2 is as follows:
March 25, 2008 All LOT flights to North America & Peking will be checking and leaving from T2
March 31, 2008 All International LOT flights will be checking and leaving from T2
April 8, 2008 All Domestic LOT flights will be checking in at T2

Is anyone going to Peking on the 30th?
A trip report would be just awesome.

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: BlueSky1976
Posted 2008-03-21 07:11:56 and read 5068 times.



Quoting Flylot (Reply 13):
Is anyone going to Peking on the 30th?
A trip report would be just awesome.

I'm wondering if this route will last beyond Olympics. Last I heard, bookings are poor. VERY poor...

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: Cubsrule
Posted 2008-03-21 07:47:59 and read 5043 times.



Quoting LOT767SP-LPA (Reply 6):
Problem with 3rd runway which will be parallel to existing 33-15 is, because will be to close to planed highway south of the airport

Does WAW need a third runway? It's not a place I think of when I think of huge takeoff lines...

And it's great to hear that T-2 is finally opening. Poland is a lovely country. T-1 is a disgrace.

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: SAAB900
Posted 2008-03-21 09:52:56 and read 4982 times.



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 15):

If you think T1 is a disgrace you should try the LCC Terminal(Etiuda)? That has to be the worst I have ever had the missfortune to use! Just because it's used by LCC's doesn't mean it has to be a dump....& a very crowded dump at that!  Sad

Dave(SAAB900)

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: HapppyLandings
Posted 2008-03-21 11:04:18 and read 4953 times.

Too bad I missed it, I was in Poland for a month for X-Mas, and I thought I might get a chance to use the new terminal for my return trip.

Anyways, it is about time, maybe less bus trips to the terminal from the plane! lol.

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: BlueSky1976
Posted 2008-03-21 11:20:54 and read 4944 times.



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 15):
Does WAW need a third runway? It's not a place I think of when I think of huge takeoff lines...

They don't need a third runway. The current layout can handle twice as many operations per hour. Warsaw will need a third terminal within next 5 years though...

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: Cubsrule
Posted 2008-03-21 11:24:30 and read 4942 times.



Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 18):
They don't need a third runway. The current layout can handle twice as many operations per hour. Warsaw will need a third terminal within next 5 years though...

I feel like there's a comment about the Polish government just dying to be made here... maybe something about ducks?

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: BlueSky1976
Posted 2008-03-21 11:34:53 and read 4932 times.

Not about ducks (even though I'd be the first to kill both of them, given the chance), but government infrastructure management in general. If WAW was owned by private entity, the T2 would have been finished on time. Just look at the privately owned KTW and how dynamically it is growing...

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: Cubsrule
Posted 2008-03-21 11:39:14 and read 4925 times.



Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 20):
Just look at the privately owned KTW and how dynamically it is growing...

If it weren't so darn close to KRK, I suspect it would have a TATL flight by now; when somebody like DL is in a position to serve Poland, I wouldn't be shocked if they went to KTW (believe it or not).

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: HapppyLandings
Posted 2008-03-21 12:26:38 and read 4889 times.



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 19):
maybe something about ducks?

LOL!!!

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 20):
If WAW was owned by private entity, the T2 would have been finished on time

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Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: Flylot
Posted 2008-03-21 15:22:28 and read 4825 times.



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 15):
Does WAW need a third runway? It's not a place I think of when I think of huge takeoff lines...



Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 18):
They don't need a third runway. The current layout can handle twice as many operations per hour.

The tentative third runway will actually replace 11/29. Here is the plan:

Thus, Warsaw would only end up with two runways and 11/29 would turn into a taxiway. I don't think this project should be scrutinized now as it still in its early planning stages. After all Warsaw began discussing building Terminal 2 in 1997 and look at LHR Terminal 5. So in a decades time this new runway and terminal might be necessary.

Quoting BlueSky1976 (Reply 14):
I'm wondering if this route will last beyond Olympics. Last I heard, bookings are poor. VERY poor...

really? actually I'm not that surprised. I am however concerned, If the route truly proves uneconomical and LOT drops it that could spell trouble for the airlines endeavors into Asia.

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: LO231
Posted 2008-03-26 03:06:52 and read 4633 times.

Last Monday I had to check-in in terminal 1, but seeing the lines for security I asked if I could go through at Terminal 2, the check-in lady said: Sure, your gate is at the new Terminal anyway. So I did.

I took some pictures of the pier and the new terminal, I've got it in my photo album page, am I allowed to give links here hehe?  Smile

Regards,
LO231

Topic: RE: Terminal 2 At Warsaw Airport Today Opened!
Username: LO231
Posted 2008-03-26 05:20:32 and read 4579 times.



Quoting Flylot (Reply 23):
really? actually I'm not that surprised. I am however concerned, If the route truly proves uneconomical and LOT drops it that could spell trouble for the airlines endeavors into Asia.

I wonder why they chose PEK, seeing that BKK or SIN can give them feeder services from Star partners.... Not many people connect in PEK for other destinations than China....


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