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Located in the very centre of Poland, Łódź Airport offers viable opportunities on both a leisure and business front. While its catchment area extends to a population of 3.7 million, the region also boasts strong business links with Spain, Germany, Italy and France.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

  • Łódź Airport offers access to a large, independent and underserved market of Poland’s third largest city, strategically located at the very heart of the country and its road and railway transport network.
  • Łódź is dynamic and rapidly growing – its 760,000 inhabitants reflect 6.8% of the total population of Poland and produce 8.6% of the country’s GDP.
  • Łódź has a sound industrial and academic base, successfully feeding new foreign investments.
  • Łódź’s unique character, based on the 19th century post-industrial architecture, its German-Jewish-Polish cultural heritage as well as its inexpensive shopping and leisure centres offer an excellent alternative to other Polish cities
  • Łódź is renowned for its highly skilled medical, dental and beauty care centres.
  • Serving Łódź provides a lot of opportunities with no fierce competition.
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Łódź Airport offers various incentive schemes to airlines which start new routes and can also offer support in helping to build relationships with local busineses.

Marketing and other support

Łódź Airport offers marketing support to airlines serving the airport, including:

  • Incentive schemes favouring carriers according to passenger volume and number of new routes opened.
  • Flexible approach to marketing support.
  • Support in building carrier relationships with the local public and business institutions due to the airport’s unique ownership structure entirely composed of the City and the Łódź Region.
  • Airport’s own handling department making handling charges scheme more flexible
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While the city of Łódź has a population of 760,000, the wider-reaching region has a further 3 million inhabitants, extending the airport’s catchment area to in excess of 3.7 million.

Catchment Area

Łódź is Poland’s third largest city with 760,000 inhabitants and a catchment area of 3.7 million, equal to 6.8% of the total population of Poland. This is made up of:

  • City of Łódź = 760,000 inhabitants
  • Łódź agglomeration = 1.2 million
  • Łódź region = 3 million
  • Motorway junction and direct railway link due in 2012 will further enlarge the catchment area by reducing the time needed to access the airport from neighbouring regions

A number of global manufacturing companies - including the likes of Gillette, Fujitsu and DHL - are based within the airport’s catchment area, highlighting the viability of air freight services from Łódź.

Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors

  • Industry sectors which have recently secured projects in the Łódź region with a potential need for air freight include BPO, white goods and logistics.
  • A number of global companies with a potential need for air freight are based in the region, including: ABB, Amcor Flexibles, RRDonnelly, Bosal, Gillette, Hutchinson, Flextronics, Fujitsu, IKEA, Foxconn, HSV, Mecalit, Isopak, Indesit, DHL, Panattoni.

A third passenger terminal with a capacity of 3 million passengers is currently under construction at Łódź Airport and is scheduled to be complete during 2011. A parallel taxiway and rapid exit way are also set to be finished next year, while a new fuel station will decrease fuel costs for airlines serving the airport.


  • Łódź Airport is located within the City of Łódź boundaries, only 6km from the city centre.
  • Excellent bus connection between the airport, the city and the railway station.
  • Łódź Airport is in the very centre of Poland and will soon be at the heart of the Polish motorway network with the additional access provided by its own direct railway link (due 2012).

Infrastructure & Operations

  • Runway: RWY 07/25, 2500 x 45 m, ILS/DME cat I, 3 TWY’s, PAPI.
  • Fire & Rescue: RFF Cat. 7/8.
  • Operating hours: H16 (07:00-23:00) – 24/7 on request.
  • Two terminals: domestic/GA and international, new retail duty free zone.
  • Not slot coordinated, no restrictions.
  • Very quick turnaround time.
  • Experience in handling non-EU flights.
Łódź Airport infrastructure developments

Łódź will soon be at the centre of the redeveloped Polish motorway network while a direct railway link to Łódź Airport is also set to become operational in 2012.

Important infrastructure developments and/or other news

  • COMING SOON ! – Third passenger terminal (capacity: 3 million passengers) to be launched already September 2011!) Watch the construction online
  • Parallel taxiway & rapid exit way due in 2012
  • Airport’s own fuel station, due in 2012, will significantly decrease the fuel costs for the airlines.
  • Infrastructure of Łódź Airport allows it to handle wide variety of aircrafts, from small code “A” aircraft, through B737, A320, up to B767.

Vital statistics

  • Passenger numbers (2010)  – 413,500 (+25 %)
  • International traffic – 412,563 (99,8 % of total traffic)
  • International charter traffic – 75,000
  • Freight: newly established cargo facilities are ready to operate (cargo warehouse with yearly throughput of 10,000 tonnes).
  • Largest carriers: Ryanair, Wizzair