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Dynamic airport developments from Poland's Modlin to Australia's Melbourne


With the very first signs emerging that 2013 might see the air transport business emerging from its three-year lethargy there are several positive airport developments to reflect on. One of them is in Eastern Europe, where the newly opened Modlin Airport near Warsaw, Poland, is closing in on a million passengers already. But there are safety issues which threaten that rapid growth, with one carrier temporarily moving services elsewhere.

Meanwhile, Melbourne Airport in Australia is planning for a new 3km long runway and other enhancements that will help it challenge Sydney as Australia’s premier gateway. [2957 words]

Unlock the following content in this report:


  • Two million pax per annum expected at Warsaw-Modlin by 2013
  • Ripe for conversion
  • Warsaw deprived
  • Downtown rail service from 4Q2013
  • Poland’s most expensive airport?
  • Melbourne hopes infrastructure enhancements will give it an edge
  • Melbourne tops the export airfreight league
  • The tale of the tape

Graphs and data:

  • Warsaw Modlin Airport network summary: as of 17-Dec-2012
  • Warsaw Modlin Airport capacity share (% of seats) by carrier: 17-Dec-2012 to 23-Dec-2012
  • Warsaw Modlin Airport capacity, movements per hour: 17-Dec-2012
  • Melbourne Tullamarine Airport Network Summary: as of  17-Dec-2012
  • Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport network summary: as of 17-Dec-2012
  • Melbourne Tullamarine Airport international arriving capacity share (% of seats): 17-Dec-2012 to 23-Dec-2012
  • Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport international arriving capacity share (% of seats): 17-Dec-2012 to 23-Dec-2012
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