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Friday, 22 December 2017

Krakow's Airport Plans For The Future

Dearest hearts,

If you ever came to Krakow, probably you have been through the Krakow Airport - John Paul the 2nd at least once. Since I first came here over 7 years ago, a lot of changes have been made and the modernisation of the airport is more and more visible with each year that passes. According to many sources the trend visible on the air service market shows that the air traffic will be increasing in Poland. I do believe that the World Youth Day in Krakow 2016 was a turning point, when people from all around the world realised the touristic potential of Poland, and especially of Krakow. In 2016 the decision to adopt an investment plan which had an important feature: a new runway by 2023, took place. Krakow Airport has indeed many advantages: location, location, location :) good connection to the city (especially with the new fast train line) and a diversified offer (traditional and low fares airlines). Krakow's Airport is indeed "the backbone of Krakow and Malopolska's development", as Radoslaw Wloszek - President of the Krakow Airport Board puts it. 
The Master Plan thinks also about the trends on the aviation market and the development of the region (aviation industry included, of course). According to the Master Plan the airport, by 2036, will be ready to handle 12 millon passengers/year. The passanger terminal will he expanded to 80 thousand square meters (currently 55 thousand square meters). The present cargo terminal will be demolished and a passanger terminal will be built in its place. Over the next 20 years, Krakow Airport Plans to allocate around 1 billion zloty for the investments that will be implemented in line with environmental legislation. Thanks to the Krakow Airport's development, a total of 10 thousand additional jobs will be created in the region by 2036! 

How about you?! Did you get a chance to check out the newly refurbished Krakow Airport? What is your take on its development throughout time? I would love to hear your opinion ;)

Yours very much truly,
The Twisted Red Ladybug That Loves Airports