Katowice Airport (KTW/EPKT)

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Major reasons to serve this airport

Katowice Airport main assets are:

  • Catchment area of 13 million people
  • Located in a region with the most highly developed industry – over 300 business entities are currently operating in the zone. So far, they have invested approximately PLN 32 billion and created more than 76,000 new jobs here.
  • Automotive industry is a dominant sector in Katowice Special Economic Zone with almost 62% of market share
  • 4.84 million passengers handled in 2019
  • 120 scheduled and charter destinations
  • Operational 24/7 without any curfews or restrictions
  • 3200m-long runway
  • New apron (110 000 m²)
  • Two maintenance hangars

Marketing and other support

Katowice Airport has a competitive incentive schemes available to all airlines opening new scheduled services for the airport. Moreover the Route Development Team prepares analyses using all manner of research tools at its disposal. Our analyses aid in discussions, provide a second opinion and generate new ideas in the negotiation process. We offering also a strong support in providing passenger profiles, traffic figures, historical trends, and other dedicated marketing actions.

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
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A lot of people live within the dense Katowice catchment: an estimated 13m within 100km


Airport Catchment area

  • Katowice is the capital of the Slaskie Region in Southern Poland
  • Katowice Airport is situated in the most highly urbanised region in Poland with 13.05 million people living within a two-hour radius. In terms of nationality, this translates to:
    • Poland – 10.85 million
    • The Czech Republic – 2.02 million
    • Slovakia – 0.17 million
  • 2 to 3 hours drive time from Katowice encompasses the other major cities of Krakow and Wroclaw
  • 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
  • Isochrone map shows 60, 90 and 120 minutes drive times, containing a population of 13 million people (source: CheckIn.com).

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

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Katowice Airport serves the most urbanised area in Poland. It is also located in close proximity to some of Poland’s most significant industrial centres. Further advantages of its location include its proximity to large logistics centres, its closeness to the German, Slovakian and Czech markets, and the fact that it is operational 24 hours a day without curfews or restrictions.

  • 1st largest regional cargo airport in Poland
  • 2nd largest Polish cargo airport

CARGO Terminal

Present terminal:

Total area: 5.700,73 m2

Storage area: 2.380,45 m2

Office space: 3.320,28 m2

Handling yards and internal roads in the cargo terminal: 6.040 m2

Cargo Apron: 2  C-class aircraft or 1 D-class aircraft or 1 E-class aircraft

Cargo City offer

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  • 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
  • Katowice Airport is a part of The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T)
  • The airport is the perfect gateway to access any South Poland regions

Infrastructure & Operations

  • 3200 runway/ILS Cat II (2016)
  • 32 apron stands
  • Runway capacity up to 32 movements per hour
  • 24 hour operation
  • Katowice Airport has 3 terminals with an overall area of 30 000m2:
    • Terminal A – departures (Non–Schengen)
    • Terminal B – departures (Schengen)
    • Terminal C – all arrivals
    • Check-in – 35 stands

Vital statistics

  • 4 843 889 passengers in 2019
  • Regular passenger traffic: 2 813 783
  • Charters passenger traffic: 2 006 326
  • 41 606 movements in 2019


Airport charges: http://www.katowice-airport.com/download/en/ktw_tariff-charges.pdf