On 12 February, the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency initiated the operation of a new air traffic control tower at Kraków Airport. The facility’s presentation was attended by the Minister of Infrastructure, Andrzej Adamczyk, the CEO of the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, Janusz Niedziela, and the CEO of Kraków Airport, Radosław Włoszek.
The construction of the new tower took 17 months and was completed at the beginning of this year. However, until now air traffic controllers have used it in the so-called shadow mode, sharing their operations in the new object with a backup team remaining in the previous location.
fot. Artur Badoń
The new ATC tower will operate as: Approach Control Office (APP), Aerodrome Control Tower (TWR) and Flight Information Service (FIS).
The total height of the building is 45.21 metres. The tower features the most state-of-the-art operations room in Poland, located 38.68 metres above ground. The cost of the whole investment was PLN 50 million.