Okęcie Airport. 2010

Kraków 2010-02-01

Okęcie Airport.

Okęcie Airport from 1945 to 1990.

The original DS (RWY) system at Okęcie Airport. Around 1950. Photo of google
The original DS (RWY) system at Okęcie Airport. Around 1950. Photo of google

Three paved runways were built. Unfortunately, it turned out very quickly that DS. (RWY) in direction 03/21 cannot be used. On its extension, on one side, a mast was erected in Raszyn, and on the other, in the center of Warsaw, the Palace of Culture and Science. So the airport remained with two DS. (RWY), which were extended, extended and increased their load capacity in the following years. DS. (RWY) in the direction 03/21 to this day acts as DK.

Okęcie Airport in the times of People's Poland.

After the Second World War, Okęcie remained rebuilt for a small percentage for many years, and passenger check-in took place in provisionally adapted buildings, located at 17 Stycznia Street.

Okęcie airport. 1946 year. Photo of LAC
Okęcie airport. 1946 year. Photo of LAC

The passengers were transported by truck, because bus production has not yet started. Behind the fence are two Spitfire fighters, which were returned from England to the country by pilots of 302 and 317 Squadrons. After several years, these planes were cut and destroyed with axes. Okęcie Airport in 1946.

An-24 SP-LTP No. 67302802 Poprad's own name on the apron in front of the National Air Station at 17 Stycznia Street. 1975 year. Photo of LAC
An-24 SP-LTP No. 67302802 Poprad's own name on the apron in front of the National Air Station at 17 Stycznia Street. 1975 year. Photo of LAC

Air station from 1969.

On April 27, 1969, a new terminal was opened along with the flight control tower, called the mushroom and the famous observation deck.

MDL Okecie plan. 1969 year. Photo of LAC
MDL Okecie plan. 1969 year. Photo of LAC

Interior of MDL Okęcie. 1969 year. Photo of LAC
Interior of MDL Okęcie. 1969 year. Photo of LAC

Interior of MDL Okęcie. 1975 year. Photo of LAC
Interior of MDL Okęcie. 1975 year. Photo of LAC

MDL Okęcie. The station building, tower and the famous terrace. Polish San buses, which were used to transport passengers to planes. 1970 year. Photo of LAC
MDL Okęcie. The station building, tower and the famous terrace. Polish San buses, which were used to transport passengers to planes. 1970 year. Photo of LAC

MDL Okęcie. The station building and the famous terrace. 1987 year. Photo of LAC
MDL Okęcie. The station building and the famous terrace. 1987 year. Photo of LAC

The tower at Okęcie. 1970 year. Photo of LAC
The tower at Okęcie. 1970 year. Photo of LAC

Okęcie 1977 year. Photo of LAC
Okęcie 1977 year. Photo of LAC

Okęcie 1988 year. Photo of LAC
Okęcie 1988 year. Photo of LAC

Written by Karol Placha Hetman