Balice Airport. 2012

Published on: 2020-07-09
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Updated on: 2020-07-16
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Boeing B.737-800 lands in Balice. 2016 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Boeing B.737-800 lands in Balice. 2016 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Krakow Airport. 2012 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman
Krakow Airport. 2012 year. Photo by Karol Placha Hetman

Further investments. 2009 year.

In recent years, Kraków Airport has recorded a very high growth rate in the number of passengers served. In 2007, 3 068 199 passengers were checked-in at the port, which made the port once again the vice-leader among domestic ports. The development of the Balice airport now seems to be a foregone conclusion. Until recently, it was assumed that in 2015, the port should take 3.5 million passengers, and 10 years later - 6.5 million. It is now known that these plans are underestimated because passenger traffic in Balice is increasing at a much faster rate. There is already a real construction idea; Terminal 3, a new apron, a new taxiway and a three-star hotel. Sleeves assembly is planned for terminals. 33.5 hectares of land were acquired for new investments. In 2007, it was planned that the cost of Terminal 3 was to amount to PLN 20 million. PLN 7.5 million was to come from the central budget, and PLN 10 million from EU subsidies.

Temporary support was the possibility of Krakow's participation in the Euro 2012 event (European Football Championship). Fortunately, there were no digs in Krakow and thanks to this thousands of tourists and pilgrims of Krakow did not bypass the arc.

Comparison of air operations in the years 2003 - 2009: 2003 - 15 086, 2004 - 17 893, 2005 - 26 053, 2006 - 32 490, 2007 - 37 541, 2008 - 35 568, 2009 - 39 876.

Comparison of passenger traffic in 1975 - 2009: 1975 - 170,000 people, 1979 - 200,000 people, in the years 1980-1995 the airport served less than 200,000 people, 1996 - 205,000 people, 2000 - 517 015 people, 2001 year - 549 298 people, 2002 year - 500 852 people, 2003 year - 593 214 people, 2004 - 841 123 people, 2005 - 1 586 130 people, 2006 - 2 367 257 people, 2007 - 3 068 199 people , 2008 - 2,923,961 people, 2009 - 3,234,654 people, 2014 - 3,818,000 people.

In 2009, the following airports used the Balice airport: Ryanair (30.03%), Easy Jet (21.91%), PLL LOT (10.89%), Lufthansa (10.72%), Norwegian (7.02 %), Aer Lingus (4.94%), British Airways (2.85%), Transavia, CSA, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Jet2, Air Nostrum, Finnair, SAS, Air Berlin, Centralwings and others.

In 2009, Krakow-Balice Airport maintained connections with 57 airports around the world. The most frequent flights were to Dublin (10.7%), London STN (9.7%), Munich (7.5%), London LGW (7.5%), Warsaw (7.4%), Liverpool (5 , 5%), Frankfurt (5.0%), Paris (4.2%), London LTN (4.0%).

Written by Karol Placha Hetman