Development takes off at Polish regional airport

A major new expansion of Wrocław airport aims to give an economic boost to the local region and bring benefits to passengers and carriers using the airport.

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The overall aim of the investment scheme is to increase the airport´s operational capacity to some 3.3 million passengers per year, as well as ensuring a higher standard of service.

The development has seen the construction of a second terminal at the airport, which lies 10 km south west of Wrocław, the capital of the Dolnośląskie region and the largest city in western Poland.

Increasing capacity and boosting the economy

The project seeks to eliminate existing barriers to further development in the Dolnośląskie region. The region hopes to gain leverage from being well positioned at the intersection of European transport routes.

It is expected that the expansion of the airport, which was completed towards the end of 2012, will help underpin efforts already underway to boost economic growth in this part of central Europe. It is also an important link in the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T), which aims to make it easier for people and goods to move across Europe.

Besides the construction of the new terminal, other elements of the project include new access control and technical buildings, and a car parking area for over 1 000 vehicles. In addition, a new aircraft apron has been built with 13 stands, along with a storm water drainage system.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project "Wrocław Airport - expansion and modernisation of airport and port infrastructure" is EUR 93 837 130, of which the EU´s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 29 125 176 from the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” for the 2007-2013 programming period under the priority “TEN-T road and air transport network”.

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