- Katowice International Airport
name = Katowice International Airport
nativename = Międzynarodowy Port Lotniczy Katowice-Pyrzowice
caption = Terminal B at the Katowice International
IATA = KTW
ICAO = EPKT
type = Public
owner-oper = GTL (Górnośląskie Towarzystwo Lotnicze)
location = Pyrzowice
elevation-f = 995
elevation-m = 303
coordinates = coord|50|28|27|N|019|04|48|E|type:airport
website = [http://www.lotnisko-katowice.pl/eng/ www.lotnisko-katowice.pl]
metric-elev = yes
metric-rwy = yes
r1-number = 09/27
r1-length-f = 9,183
r1-length-m = 2,799
stat-year = 2007
stat1-header = Number of Passengers
stat1-data = 1,995,914
(+36.9% from 2006)
stat2-header = Aircraft Movements
stat2-data = 24,489
(+16.5% from 2006)
footnotes = [http://www.ulc.gov.pl/download/pdf/stat2006.pdf Statistics from Office of Civil Aviation (ULC)]
Katowice International Airport ( _pl. Międzynarodowy Port Lotniczy Katowice-Pyrzowice) Airport codes|KTW|EPKT is an international
airportlocated in Pyrzowice, 30 km north of the Katowicecity centre, in Poland.
The airport features two passenger terminals A and B (completed in 2007) and a cargo terminal. Its concrete runway is 2,799 m long and 59 m wide and can accommodate any
Boeing 747or Boeing 777, albeit not at MTOW. [ [http://www.boeing.com/commercial/airports/acaps/7478brochure.pdf "Boeing 747 8 Airport Planning Guide"] , "Boeing.com". Link accessed 2007-08-22.] Heavy transports such as An-124or An-225are sometimes seen here.
Getting to and from the airport
In 2007 new high speed road was opened between the "Podwarpie junction" and the terminal building. Passengers travelling by car from Katowice city centre should take the S86 express road and follow the blue text "Pyrzowice" with an aircraft logo on white background signs.
There is an hourly bus service between Katowice city centre and the airport. The bus leaves every full hour from Katowice Main Railway Station and stops near Qubus Hotel Katowice, Novotel Katowice and in Sosnowiec. It takes approximately 50 minutes to get from Katowice to the airport. The ticket costs 20 PLN (5.5 EUR) one way.
Katowice International Airport has two terminals. Terminal A handles all non-Schengen flights; while Terminal B handles all Schengen flights. The longest airport observation deck in Poland is in Katowice International Airport.
Airlines and destinations
Air Italy Polska(Antalya, Chania, Hurghada, Manastir, Sharm el Sheikh) [Seasonal]
LOT Polish Airlines(Warsaw)
Ryanair(Birmingham [begins 26 October] , Bristol, Dublin, London-Stansted [begins 27 October] , Shannon [begins 28 October] )
Wizz Air(Bourgas [seasonal] ,Cork, Doncaster/Sheffield, Glasgow-Prestwick, Liverpool, London-Luton, London-Stansted [Winter Season Break] )
LOT Polish Airlines(Munich, Turin)
Sun D'Or(Tel Aviv)
Wizz Air(Barcelona-Girona, Bologna [begins 2008] , Brussels-Charleroi, Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Frankfurt-Hahn, Heraklion [seasonal] , Malmö, Milan-Orio al Serio, Oslo-Torp, Paris-Beauvais, Rome-Ciampino, Stockholm-Skavsta)
Accidents and Incidents
27 October 2007, a Boeing 737-800 chartered by the UN destroyed dozens of approach and landing lights whilst making a low approach at Poland's Katowice. [" [http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2007/10/29/218958/spanish-737s-low-approach-wrecks-katowice-airport-lighting.html Spanish 737's low approach wrecks Katowice Airport lighting] " Flight Global, 29/10/07] No passengers were reported injured but the approach lights were seriously damaged and made inoperable taking them out of service for three weeks.
* [http://www.lotnisko-katowice.pl/eng/ Official Katowice airport website] en icon de icon fr icon cs icon uk icon pl icon
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