Świdnik Airport. 2016
This year (2016) marks the four years of operation of Lublin Airport, the newest commercial airport in Poland. Despite the reluctance of the central authorities in Warsaw, and especially of the previous masonic-liberal government of the Republic of Poland, the port is developing and achieving better and better economic results. In 2015, the port handled 265,021 passengers. This year (2016) is even more ambitious. Port authorities count on handling up to 430,000 travelers. April 2016 was very good. 32,200 passengers were handled. In May 2016, the number of 35,054 people was reached, with 491 air operations, and this is just the beginning of the holiday season.
And all this with the systematic boycott of the Lublin Port by LOT Polish Airlines. Let us recall that when the construction of the terminal and the entire take-off field began, the authorities of PLL LOT expressed interest in launching local connections from Lublin. Then, when the construction was already very advanced, PLL LOT withdrew from the promises made. It was a classic example of treating Poland "B" as the inferior and of little value. The actions of local government officials from the Lublin region contributed to finding a carrier willing to handle connections. It was the WIZZ AIR lines. Then RYANAIR appeared, followed by Lufthansa and the Lithuanian charter carrier Small Planet. At the moment, connections from Lublin were handled by Euro-LOT.
At the moment, we do not know what the financial liquidity of the Port of Lublin looks like, but I hope that the airport will develop, new carriers will arrive and new connections will be established. The Lublin region is worth it and the people who live here have the right to do so.
Traffic at Lublin Airport.
2012 - 5 702 passengers, 50 air operations. 2013 - 189,702 passengers, 2,286 air operations. 2014 - 187,544 passengers, 3,255 air operations. 2015 - 265,021 passengers, 3,732 air operations.
Lublin Airport is a joint stock company with its seat in Lublin. address: ul. Hempel 6, 20-008 Lublin (address for service: ul. Król Jana III Sobieskiego 1, 21-040 Świdnik), entered into the register of entrepreneurs under the number KRS 0000092480, NIP: 712-25-66-574, REGON: 431227336, capital share capital: PLN 232,966,800, paid-in capital: PLN 229,591,800. The owners of the Lublin Airport joint-stock company are 100% owned by local governments: the Lublin Province, the city of Lublin and the city and county of Świdnik. The airport is located in the city of Świdnik and adjacent to the premises of the former WSK Świdnik plant.
The project was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the State Budget as part of the Regional Operational Program of the Lubelskie Voivodeship for 2007-2013.
The construction of the airport and the purchase of the necessary airport equipment and operating software were carried out under the project entitled "Extension of the Regional Airport: Lublin Airport S.A. (Świdnik) ”under the Regional Operational Program of the Lubelskie Voivodeship, Priority Axis V Transport, Measure 5.5 Air Transport.
Lublin Airport address.
Lublin Airport SA
ul. King Jan III Sobieski 1
21-040 Świdnik, PL
Airport information: tel .: +48 81 458 14 44
Description for the photo: Lublin Airport Terminal in Świdnik. PZL P.7 fighter plane model. This model stood in the center of Świdnik for many years. The renovated one went inside the terminal.
Written by Karol Placha Hetman