Poland’s Chopin Airport gets new taxiway

11 March 2015 (Last Updated March 11th, 2015 18:30)

Aircrafts entering the Chopin Airport in Warsaw will be able to land from the western direction to exit RWY 1 faster as the airport has opened a new rapid exit taxiway TWY N1.

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Aircrafts entering the Chopin Airport in Warsaw will be able to land from the western direction to exit RWY 1 faster as the airport has opened a new rapid exit taxiway TWY N1.

Located near the area where RWY 1 (11-29) intersects with A, J and T taxiways, the new rapid exit taxiway will allow aircrafts to taxi off the runway at higher speed than is currently possible using the existing TWY N2 and N3.

The airport will be able to enhance its operational capacity and safety as aircrafts landing on runway direction 11 will now be able to exit the runway more safely and quickly.

The new taxiway, latest in a series of development projects that were recently completed at the airport, will also help the airport to reduce noise as plane engines will run on reverse thrust on a shorter distance.

Recently the airport also opened a new apron for aircraft de-icing, after opening a new cargo apron and a new section of TWY A.

The Chopin airport is operated by 'Polish Airports' enterprise which signed a contract with Pekao bank for modernisation worth €145m.The airport will invest this amount to upgrade its old terminal, an improvement in road access and the construction of a five-star hotel.

Warsaw's Chopin Airport is considered to be the country's busiest airport and handles just under 40% of the country's air passenger traffic. It is considered to be one of the fast growing airports in the European Union.


Image: The new rapid exit taxiway at Chopin Airport. Photo: courtesy of Warsaw Chopin Airport.