Warsaw Chopin is the main international airport of Poland. Formerly Warsaw-Okecie until its renaming for Polish composer and former Warsaw resident Frédéric Chopin in 2001. At the end of 2013, the airport announced accommodating – for the first time in history – its 10 millionth passenger in a single year. The airport is the hub for LOT Polish Airlines.
In 1924 the Ministry of Railways purchased land near the village of Okęcie to construct a new airport. In 1934, the Polish president, opened Central Airport (Okęcie), which from then on took over the handling of all traffic from the former civilian aerodrome at Pole Mokotowskie.