In September, 545,835 passengers travelled to or from Kraków Airport, which is a 16% increase (76.5 thousand more passengers) compared to September 2016. Last month, the airport recorded the total of 4,238 take-offs and landings, which is 12% more than in the same month last year.
Ryanair has announced a new connection to Burgas in the 2018 summer season. Flights to this Bulgarian city will leave twice a week. Starting next April, passengers will be able to enjoy the beauty of Sunny Beach in the entire summer season. The connection to Burgas provides the opportunity to travel not only for tourism, but also on business. Thanks to its geographic location, the city constitutes an important centre of culture, tourism, trade and industry. It is well connected not only thanks to its international airport, but also a harbour, a railway hub and a developed network of expressways.
The most important annual meeting in the aviation industry – World Routes 2017 – was held in Barcelona, late September. Kraków Airport was among the 700 airports that had sent their representatives to take part in this international forum. For the first time in its history, Kraków Airport was nominated for World Routes Marketing Awards. Other airports nominated for the awards in the “4 to 20 million passengers” category were: Auckland, Birmingham, Naples and Prague. The winner in the category was the airport in Prague.
An exhibition of photographs presenting airplanes of 19 carriers that offer their flights from Kraków Airport in 2017 has been opened at the observation deck. The photographers are members of EPKK Spotters Association and members of KRK/EPKK Kraków Airport Lovers Group, which was created last year on a web portal. The exhibition is open until next spring.