Kraków Airport (KRK/EPKK)

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Kraków, Poland’s second-largest city, appeals with its beauty and rich history. The strong growth of air travel from Polish cities since the country’s EU accession is well-documented. Several further city pairs indicate considerable viability.

Poland’s cultural capital: This is the most important centre of tourism in Poland, visited by over 7 million tourists annually.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

    • Centre of tourist and business traffic, crucial for southern Poland
    • Starting point for discovering the magical city of Kraków and the Małopolska region,
    • Perfectly located only 11 km from the city centre with very good road and rail connections between the airport and the city centre,
    • Excellent road connections; direct access to A4 motorway,
    • The most differentiated network among all regional airports in Poland, with both leading traditional and low cost carriers
    • Direct fast train connection between airport and the City Centre
    • The most differentiated network among all regional airports in Poland, with both leading traditional and low cost carriers
    • The biggest regional airport in Poland
    • The cultural capital of Poland
    • Listed on UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritage; a city of churches, monuments, theatres, but also pubs, clubs and bars
    • The second largest city in Poland
    • Place of scientific congresses, business conferences and other events
    • The most important centre of tourism in Poland – annually visited by over 7 million tourists
    • 2 million exhibits in the 33 museums (25% of all museum collections in Poland)
    • 24 universities, attended by nearly 200,000 students. Kraków is the country’s oldest and leading academic centre. Its universities are famous all over the world, such as the Jagiellonian University – Poland’s oldest and most prestigious academic instituation, the Academy of Mining and Metalurgy or the University of Economics
    • Approx 25 000 accommodation places in hotels, hostels and motels
    • Hundreds of restaurants, cafés, bars and pubs
    • Prestigious festivals and cultural events – e.g.: Jewish Culture Festival, Sacrum Profanum Festival, Misteria Paschalia Festival, Opera Rara, Midsummer Night Celebration, Coke Live Music Festival, Selector Festival, Photomonth Krakow, Art Boom – Visual Arts Festival
    • Very dynamic business centre, particularly strong high-technology sector
    • The area carries great touristic and economic potential for the whole Małopolska Region
    • Małopolska is one of the economically strongest regions in the country
    • Foreign investment exceeds the average figure for Poland.
    • Population: 3,258,800
    • Special Economic Zones with attractive investments conditions

City of Krakow and Małopolska Region offer cooperation with airlines opening new destinations.

Marketing and other support

  • Routes Promotion Scheme – dedicated for carriers opening new routes and increasing frequencies on the existing ones
  • Airport charges discounts
  • Advertising – terminal, web page, airport magazine, printed timetable, etc.
  • Events – PR activities, e.g. inaugural flights, press conferences, study tours, etc.
  • Cooperation with city, region, local organizations, agencies, institutions, etc.
  • Flexibility – we are open for our business partners’ propositions
Kraków Airport catchment

Kraków itself is a city of 800,000, but this is an intensively populated region – almost 8 million people live within 90 minutes of the airport.

Catchment Area

  • Kraków – 800,000 inhabitants
  • Małopolska Region – 3.2m inhabitants
  • Catchment area – Kraków Airport’s activities directly cover approximately 7.9 million inhabitants living in the radius of c.a. 90 minutes driving time.

Krakow Airport Cargo Building

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Krakow region is a huge logistic centre for the southern Poland. Leading world-wide companies (e.g. Philip Morris, RR Donnelley, Pliva, Arcelor Mittal, Carlsberg, Valeo, Delphi, MAN) as well as the local ones demand professional freight services. It is still under-served market with great opportunities for further development.
  • Kraków Airport has a 6,200 m2 cargo terminal with an annual capacity of 13,000 tonnes. Its basic function is forwarding and storing of cargo carried by air in international and domestic traffic.
  • Situated only 400m from the A4 motorway, the terminal is protected with CCTV, electronic access-control system, fire-fighting and other systems.
  • Logistic companies located at Krakow Airport Cargo Building: DHL, LOT Cargo, Ipsen, C. Hartwig, DSV Air & Sea, Expeditors, M&M Air Cargo Service, YUSEN Air & Sea Service.


  • Kraków Airport is situated only 11 km from the centre of Kraków. The excellent location of the airport makes it also a perfect starting point for sightseeing in plenty of interesting places surrounding Kraków.
    • City centre – 11 km.
    • A4 motorway junction – 400 metres.
    • Public bus services – two lines to the city centre
    • Taxi – selected companies
    • Train to the city centre – operations every 30 min. / duration: 15 min.
    • Free shuttle bus between terminals
    • Parking – secured area

While boasting excellent modern facilities, Krakow is still being extended and will have a new terminal in 2015

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runways: One hardened runway in the direction 07–25, which is 2,550 m long and 60 m wide.
  • Slot Coordinated: No
  • Operating hours: 24 hours / 7 days
  • Terminals (Number, type and last major refurbishment):
    • T1 – International
    • T2 – Domestic
    • Both terminals are fully air-conditioned and prepared for handling of disabled passengers. Passengers have access to duty-free shops, rent-a-car offices, tourist and airport information point, restaurants and bars, bank and currency exchange offices, business lounge and VIP lounge, wireless Internet (WLAN).
    • Streams of arriving and departing passengers in international terminal are separated for Schengen and Non-Schengen traffic.
  • ICAO CATEGORY VIII fire fighting
  • CAT I ILS (CAT II ILS in 2013)
  • Noise monitoring system
  • Apron for 17 medium-sized aircraft

Important infrastructure developments

Developments under construction

  • New passenger terminal building (2015)
  • Hotel building (2013)
  • Train station (2013)

Vital statistics

  • Passenger numbers (2012):
    • Passengers: 3 438 758
    • Movements: 39 355
    • Current offering:
      • 25 countries in Europe
      • 66 airports in Europe
      • 61 Cities – direct routes
      • 18 airlines (7 LCC / 11 Legacy)
    • Freight: 3 270 tonnes


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