Warsaw’s Chopin Airport bans night flights in bid to cut noise
PR dla Zagranicy
Warsaw’s Chopin Airport has banned take-offs and landings between 11:30pm and 5:30am after long-standing complaints of noise by families living close by.
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The airport, the country’s largest, is the first in Poland to introduce such a “curfew.”
The ban came into force on Sunday.
"The residents of the area around Chopin Airport have been waiting for this change for a long time,” said Hubert Wojciechowski, head of PR at Chopin Airport.
“The solutions introduced will make sleep more comfortable for people living in the vicinity of our airport,” said Wojciechowski, adding that the night ban would not affect the site’s ability to handle traffic.
Chopin Airport last year handled 15.75 million passengers, a hefty 23 percent increase on 2016.
The ban on night landings and take-offs does not apply to military flights, crisis situations or delayed flights.