Katowice International Airport (KTW) celebrated the 3-millionth passenger on Monday. The lucky traveler arrived in Katowice on a Wizz Air flight from London Luton.
The airport has surpassed the 3 million passengers during one year for the first time in its history. The Upper Silesia Aviation Group (GTL) expects to reach the number of 3,05 million passengers by the end of this year. It means approximately 360 000 travelers more than in 2014. Given the amount of about 100 new routes, both regular and charter services, that are about to be offered in 2016, expectations are even higher for the next year.
„Handling the 3-millionth passenger is an important step in the expansion of the airport. It is an effect of our consistent cooperation with airlines and tour operators. Also, we have almost built the airport from the ground up over the last years. Our partners appreciate the efforts and the new infrastructure. One of the largest Wizz Air’s operational bases is located at KTW but also large bases of the most important charter carriers in Poland decided to be here, including Enter Air, Small Planet Airlines and Travel Service. Opening of the new runway in May this year, gave us new capabilities to handle long-distance aircrafts. A new charter service to Dominicana, which will be launched in July 2016, confirms the words” – Artur Tomasik, chiarman of the board of GTL, commented duirng the event.