Massive airport expansion in Kraków

John Paul II international airport in Kraków will undergo a major facelift under this project which involves the expansion and refurbishment of the airport passenger terminal.

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The work is being undertaken in three stages. The first two phases involve extending and reconstructing the terminal, while the final phase will see the newly modernised terminal fully “integrated” to other parts of the airport. Installation of lifts and escalators along with baggage conveyor belts and fire protection systems are among the work being undertaken.

The revamp also comprises new toilets, ventilation and air conditioning systems, as well as a new security system.

Boosting passenger numbers

The main objective of the project is to increase the airport's capacity and ensure that it can cope with the expected increase in passenger traffic.

Kraków Airport forms part of the trans-European network, or TEN-T, and its modernisation is expected to see the airport’s capacity rise annually by 2.84 million passengers. The surface area of the passenger terminal will also increase massively, from 16 770 m2 at present to 54 470 m2.

Last but not least, the project is expected to create 60 jobs once it is completed.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the “Kraków Airport – extension of existing passenger terminal” project is EUR 98 626 800, of which the EU´s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 35 828 128 from the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. Work falls under the priority axis “TEN-T road and air transport network”.

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