Airport in Krakow
The international airport in Krakow - Balice is named after the Primate of the Roman Catholic Church (1978 - 2005), poet, playwright, teacher John Paul II. The airport is located at the intersection of the largest European transport communications, towards the western outskirts of Krakow, 11 kilometers from its center.
This is the second largest airline in Poland. Its runway is reinforced with concrete and has a length of more than 2.5 kilometers, which allows the company to receive all types of aircraft. However, wide-body aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400 cannot be fully loaded because the runway is not long enough for takeoff..
For many years the airport has been successfully cooperating with well-known Russian and European air carriers. «Aeroflot», «UTair», «Aer lingus», «Lufthansa» and others. Regular flights are made from here in more than 20 destinations, not counting charter flights in the summer. The capacity of the enterprise is more than 3 million passengers per year.
The date of the foundation of the airport in Krakow falls on 1923, when the first flights on the route Krakow-Rakovice-Czyzyny were made. The first airline was liquidated in 1963, in its place is now a museum - airport.
In 1964, on the basis of a military airfield, a separate flight unit was created to carry out civil cargo and passenger transportation..
Today, the terminal area is almost 3 thousand square meters.
Service and services
The airport in Krakow has all the necessary facilities for a comfortable and safe passenger service. A convenient navigation system makes it easy to find your way around the terminal room. Information services operate in several languages, including Russian. There are ticket offices for the sale of air tickets from the representative offices of various airlines. For passengers with disabilities, all conditions have been created for moving around the airport, they are met and escorted.
The airport is connected to the city by a motorway. Regular buses leave from here regularly. City taxis offer their services.