In August Kraków Airport handled 541,752 departing and arriving passengers. This score is 9% higher than the one for August 2016 (44.5 thousand more passengers). Last month, the airport recorded 4,194 take-offs and landings, which is 5% more than in the same month last year.
The 2017 summer season saw the introduction of three new destinations to the airport’s offer: Portugal, Israel and the United States. Flights to Israel are operated by a carrier new to Kraków Airport – EL AL airline. This connection is highly popular with 9 out of 10 places filled on the planes flying on that route. Flights to Bristol and Edinburgh operated by easyJet also enjoyed great popularity, as did Ryanair’s connection to Valencia.
Most of the flights departing from Kraków in August were bound for Germany. The network of connections in Kraków Airport’s offer included such destinations as: Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Munich and Dortmund. A connection to Nuremberg will be a novelty in the upcoming winter season.
Overall, 3,804,385 passengers have been served at the airport from the beginning of this year until 31 August 2017 (509 thousand more than in the same period last year), which gives us an increase by 15%.
AUGUST 2017 – INTERESTING EVENTS
- Cooperation with PFRON
On 7 August Kraków Airport and PFRON (State Fund for Rehabilitation of Disabled Persons) signed an agreement covering training courses concerning the employment of the disabled, raising the quality and availability of services for disabled passengers, and even a sign language course for the airport’s personnel.
- New amenities for Kraków Airport passengers
A new chessplayer area has appeared in the passenger terminal with a chessboard on the terminal floor and large chess pieces to play with. Another amenity are two smoking rooms – one in the Schengen zone and one in the non-Schengen zone.
- Active holidays – tours for students from Morawica and Balice
At the end of August, Kraków Airport was visited by students who had been invited on a tour of the airport along with their parents and siblings as a reward for their involvement with the community. The guests met a falconer, explored the mysteries of working as an aircraft marshaller, and had the opportunity to see fire fighter equipment and learn to provide first aid at the Airport Fire and Rescue Service.
- New eco-friendly hybrid cars at Kraków Airport
Six hybrid cars were purchased for aircraft marshallers in August. Thanks to their electric motors, these cars are much more economical, they produce less emissions and are quieter than the ones we previously used at the airport.The new cars were purchased as part of the Kraków Airport social responsibility strategy for 2016-2018, whose goals in the area of environmental protection include the use of energy-efficient solutions within new investments.