The Upper Silesian Aviation Group (GTL), a management body of the Katowice International Airport, officially opened today the expanded passenger Terminal A. Works cost almost PLN 20 million and were conducted by Skanska. The terminal grew by additional 1 000 sq. meters. GTL announces further expansion.
The building has a new front elevation and a roof. Also the entire interior was modernized. The terminal is designated for non-Shengen flights. After the extension, both Airport’s terminals (A and B) cover a total area of about 8 500 sq. meters.
GTL plans further expansion of the passengers services and announced to build a small general aviation terminal designed for non-scheduled jet flights, businessmen and VIPs. Together with the terminal, a new apron and taxiways will be erected. “We want to present the project to group of firms and interest them in the undertaking. The construction work would take from 18 to 24 months and cost about PLN 8-10 million” – Artur Tomasik, CEO of GTL, told the Polish Press Agency.
Apart from the future plans, an expansion of the apron and modernization of taxiways is being currently realized. More than 1/5 of the works have been completed. This investment project also includes the construction of a new runway measuring 3 200 meters to be started in the months to come. The undertaking is worth PLN 405 million.
Katowice Airport offers 34 regular routes to 13 countries – most of them is operated by Wizz Air (20) and Ryanair (5), PLL LOT (3), OLT Express (3), Lufthansa (2) i SAS (1). The charter flights include 43 routes to 14 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. The GTL’s authorities expect that about 2,8 million passengers will be handled at the Airport this year.