International Katowice Airport (KTW/EPKT)
New routes and frequency possibilities and why these routes would work
Major reasons to serve this airport
Katowice is situated in the South of Poland, close to the border with the Czech Republic and Slovakia and within the region of Silesia. There are six capitals within 600km: Warsaw, Prague, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna. The city is well connected with road and rail networks both to the rest of Poland and to Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
Silesia is one of the most interesting regions in Poland and most attractive as far as tourism is concerned. Do not hesitate to visit the land of immaculate nature, rich cultural life and varied landscape. It is here, in Częstochowa, in the Pauline Fathers’ monastery on Jasna Góra that beats “the heart of the nation”. The Sanctuary with its Miraculous Picture of Black Madonna is visited every year by almost five million pilgrims from the whole world.
The mountain ranges of the Beskid Śląski and Żywiecki as well as the areas of Jura Krakowsko-Częstochowska are dream places for active tourism, both in winter and summertime. The Pszczyna Dukes’ Castle, with its charming palace and park complex, the medieval ruins of defensive castles on the “Route of Eagle Nests” are the most famous objects on the long lists of the castles and palaces, once functioning as defensive or representative objects. In Silesia, there are also rare and unique monuments of old technique.
The underground flow of vessels along the corridors of the Historical Silver-Mine and the Black Trout Drift in Tarnowskie Góry, the “Queen Louise” Heritage Park in Zabrze, the Brewery Museum in Tychy are definitely worth-seeing.
Jura Krakowsk-Częstochowska, the rocky hills range, is ideal for hiking and mountain biking. Another attraction of the Jura is the Trail of the Eagles’ Nests situated south of Częstochowa and including numerous medieval castles.
Marketing and other support
KTW Airports offers regular and charter route discounts on standard airport charges for passengers and landing on a case basis, depending on the frequencies and passenger capacities. More information at www.katowice-airport.com/download/en/ktw_tariff-charges.pdf
Our support includes:
- Promoting flights and carrier at trade shows and fairs
- Providing incentives for new routes with an open and equal policy
- Promoting new air services at all Airport
- New route PR support – inaugural flight, press conference, additional activities for press, pax and VIP
- Airport marketing – web site and terminal banners, airport LCD’s campaign, adverts in airport magazine, etc
- Close cooperation with local business and more than 400 travel agencies
- Distribution of promotion materials on fairs of tourism in which Katowice Airport participates,
- We also propose to all passengers attractive discounts with our marketing programmes: Fly Silesia.
Airport Catchment area
- Katowice is the capital of the Slaskie Region in Southern Poland
- 2 to 3 hours drive time from Katowice encompasses the other major cities of Krakow and Wroclaw
- Service from Katowice can reach a population base of 12 million people
- Opportunity for further infrastructure expansion – the airport is situated over 34km from the centre of Katowice and does not lie in the immediate vicinity of any larger built-up area
- Central location – in Upper Silesia – a very large and continually growing region with huge economic potential (the Katowice agglomeration, special economic zones, new industrial investments). The Silesian region is the most industrialised and urbanised regions in Poland and is amongst the most developing regions in the country.
- Trade with the EU – developing more dynamically than in other regions. Approximately 80% of all Polish exports and 60% of imports are linked to the Silesian Voivodeship
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
Katowice Special Economic Zone, the largest of 14 in Poland, contains 16% of the all Polish companies, 25% of invested capital (compared to all zones) and 22% of the created jobs – 35,000.
- Katowice is located within the Silesian Voivodeship in Southern Poland – Poland’s most important industrial region. It has excellent connections to the international road system. Additionally this region one of the best for investors in Poland because:
- Attractive investment areas
- Absorptive market
- Skilled labour force
- Katowice Special Economic Zone
- 200,000 firms
- Fiat Auto Poland S.A. and General Motors Manufacturing Poland have car manufacturing plants and are the largest investors in the region; another investors in region: ING Group, Heineken, EBRD, Metro AG, Isuzu Motors Polska, Alstom, Sandvik Mining & Construction, Lear Corporation Poland II Sp. z o.o., Delphi Polska Automotive System, Brembo Poland, Magneti Marelli Exhaust Systems Polska Ltd., Valeo Electric and Electronic Systems Ltd., AVIO Polska Ltd., Electrolux Poland, Rockwell Automation,
- Car manufacturing, technology industries are the most important business segments
- KTW is located just 34km/30 minutes outside the city centre and 100km/75 minutes to Cracow.
- The airport has many valuable assets: easy access along the S1 expressway; ample car park spaces; are six capitals within 600km Warsaw, Prague, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna.
- By approx. 2015 the airport will form a part of the largest intermodal hub in Europe and will sit only 30km from the interchange of two motorways: North-South (A1 Motorway) and East-West (A4 Motorway).
- Katowice Airport is a part of The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
- Katowice Airport has two new terminals (Schengen and Non-Schengen) with an overall area of 21,300m² and an annual capacity of 3.6m passengers.
Infrastructure & Operations:
- Runway: length: 2,800 m, width: 60 m.
- The airport is able to function 24/7
- The best weather conditions in Poland – highest runway location above see level (303m)
- Aircraft Apron 1: 12 parking positions including 11 for class C and 1 for class E aircraft
- Aircraft Apron 2: 9 parking positions including 5 for class A and 4 for class C aircraft
- Aircraft Apron 3: 9 parking positions including 4 for class A and 5 for class C aircraft
- Total floor area: 21,300 m2
- Annual passenger capacity: 3.6m
- 35 check-in stands
- 21 shops and food and beverage facilities
- Observation deck (180m length)
- Terminal A – traffic in non-Schengen zone
- Terminal B – traffic in Schengen zone
Important infrastructure developments and/or other news
Development of short-term (2008-2015, Phase I) will launch the process of expanding the airport in a linear system:
- New runway
- Aircraft parking position
- Parking and access to the airport
- Cargo Terminal
Katowice Airport (KTW) lies at the interchange of two main European transport corridors, which run from the west to the east and the north to the south of Europe:
- Corridor III: Berlin-Wrocław-Katowice-Cracow-Kiev,
- Corridor VI: Stockholm – Gdansk – Katowice – Zylina
- Total pax in 2012: 2 550 848
- Regular passenger traffic: 1 749 625
- Charters: 776 093
- Flight operations: 30 584
- Cargo: 10 546
Airport charges: http://www.katowice-airport.com/download/en/ktw_tariff-charges.pdf