In March 2018, 514,284 passengers used the services offered by Kraków Airport, which is 80 thousand passengers more than in March 2017 (+19%). Last month, the airport recorded the total of 4,076 take-offs and landings, which is 15% more than in the same month last year.
In the first three months of 2018, 1,406,501 passengers were handled by the airport in total, which constitutes a 21% increase compared to the same period last year.
WINTER 2017/2018: AN OVERVIEW
Last month marked the end of the winter season with the total of almost 426 thousand more passengers flying to and from Kraków Airport than in the previous winter season. For the first time in winter, #flyKRK flights were handled by Eurowings and Ukraine International Airlines. Passengers had the opportunity to travel to six new countries: the USA, Greece, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Morocco and Ukraine. Compared to the 2016/2017 winter season, the flight network contained 24 destinations more.
2018 SUMMER SEASON
The 2018 summer season was officially opened on the last Sunday of March. The passengers of Kraków Airport may choose from 102 scheduled #flyKRK flights to 27 different countries on 4 continents, offered by 21 carriers. Kraków Airport has introduced three new countries to its summer network of flights: Hungary (Budapest), Bulgaria (Burgas) and the United Arab Emirates (Dubai).
The first flights to Hungary and Dubai will leave in April. Iberia, Vueling and Aegean have returned for the summer season with their flights to Barcelona, Madrid and Athens. There’s also good news for those who are planning their summer holidays, since Aegean has increased the number of seats on their flights to Athens by almost 100%!
NEW DESTINATIONS IN THE 2018/2019 WINTER SEASON
Ryanair has announced new connections to Lviv and Kiev to be introduced in the 2018/2019 winter season. Some other new destinations in the winter flight network include: Leeds Bradford (jet2.com) and Amman in Jordan (Ryanair).
“CLOSER TO AIRPORT” GRANT COMPETITION
Starting on the 12th of October, investors are invited to file applications for co-financing infrastructure projects intended for villages situated closest to Kraków Airport. The first edition of “Closer to airport” grant competition involves financing of up to PLN 30 thousand. It has already been the second programme intended for the inhabitants of communes that are located in close proximity to Kraków Airport. Kraków Airport is the only airport in Poland that has introduced grant programmes for citizens.
ANOTHER AMENITY IN KRAKÓW AIRPORT
Starting in March, users of airport car parks who experience minor car breakdowns will have their vehicles fixed as part of a new “Car Help Patrol” service. There is also the fifth public telephone installed in the terminal. The public telephones allow passengers to call domestic numbers free of charge.