Developing and restructuring the existing passenger terminal

The main goal of the project is to further develop and restructure the passenger terminal (including the required infrastructure) which, after being connected with the existing building, will provide comprehensive services to both arriving and departing passengers. The investment will be carried out in stages in order not to disturb the operation of the airport and to minimise the inconveniences related to construction works and commissioning of particular parts of the building. Within the works on the existing terminal, the passenger traffic management system will be modernised for departures and arrivals, as well as luggage transport. The new terminal infrastructure will be adapted to handle both scheduled and unscheduled flights, and passengers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Ultimately, the terminal will reach its arrival and departure capacity at peak times of 1,800 passengers for arrivals and 1,800 passengers for departures, maintaining the class C IATA passenger handling standards. This will allow to handle 7-8 million passengers per year. It will be possible to handle at least two transatlantic planes at the same time during peak hours. The new terminal, together with the existing one, will be fully adapted to handle passenger traffic both from and into Schengen (S) and non-Schengen (NS) countries, as well as transit traffic for all routes. The solutions applied in the process will make it possible to handle passengers and planes at the level required by the regular carriers, abiding by valid safety procedures for passengers, crew members, checked-in luggage, carry-on luggage and aircraft. An integral part of the development and restructuring works will be the construction of a footbridge (a roofed passage above ground level for pedestrians), connecting the planned terminal with the existing multi-level parking lot and the agglomeration train station and hotel. The building will be fitted with all the necessary facilities for the disabled, including those for people in wheelchairs.

Construction works launch date: April 2013

Contractor: Astaldi S.p.A.


Project “Airport in Kraków – Extension of the existing passenger terminal” is co-financed by the European Union from Cohesion Fund in the frame of Programme Infrastructure and Environment.