The biggest crisis of Polish airports in history
Last year, the number of air operations and the number of passengers decreased by around 60%. The data for the last year do not inspire optimism.
The Polish Air Navigation Services Agency estimated that the number of air operations in 2020 decreased by nearly 60%, and the Association of Regional Airports showed that over 60% fewer people went by plane.
The aid that the airports received from the state as compensation was counted in millions of zlotys, but was able to cover not even 50% of the losses incurred.
According to forecasts, a return to the situation from 2019 will only be possible in 2025 or even in 2026. Until then, many airports can take steps to cut costs, which will entail layoffs and lower wages.