Larger and more modern building will allow to meet the requirements of goods transported on board aeroplanes and will allow to transfer the truck traffic from the immediate surroundings of the passenger terminal and the internal communication system.
Balice Airport announced a tender for the construction of a new cargo terminal on 28 December 2020. The new facility is designed as an architecturally compact body, with approximately 2,700 m2 of storage space and 1,200 m2 of office space.
The main function of the new cargo warehouse will be to handle car and air freight. In addition, the facility, together with the land development, will be used to handle and control supplies and vehicles entering the restricted area of the airport. The office part will house, among others, the premises of handling agents, freight forwarders, airport operational services, Border Guard and Customs Office. The public forecourt zone of the cargo terminal will be connected with the provincial road No. 774, and within it there will be car parks, pavements and access roads.
The coronavirus epidemic from March to June froze one of the largest airports in Poland. It was a huge blow to tourist traffic and the economy in Małopolska. We are in for a strenuous process of increasing the number of passengers and transport. The construction of the new terminal confirms the will and determination to rebuild the leader's position in air traffic through the Port of Balice.
- stressed Marshal Witold Kozłowski.
- We are entering the next phase of the investment. We hope that as early as in the middle of the new year 2021 we will start building a cargo terminal, which is an important part of the General Plan, which is becoming a great opportunity to rebuild the economy of Kraków and Małopolska after the pandemic. Investment at the airport also means thousands of new jobs in our region. The completion of the new cargo terminal is planned for the end of 2022," said Radosław Włosek, President of the Management Board of Kraków Airport.
More information on the website of John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice
About Kraków Airport
Kraków Airport is the only regional airport in Poland which, before the Kornavirus pandemic, served 8 million passengers. It is a member of the International Airport Council (ACI) and the Union of Regional Airports. Kraków Airport's activities are recognized worldwide - this is confirmed by the ASQ Awards 2016 awarded by the Airport Council International in 2017 for improving the quality of customer service and the nomination of UBM to the World Routes Marketing Awards in the same year.
Kraków Airport was the first airport in Poland to sign the declaration "Aviation Industry Charter for COVID-19", initiated and prepared by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The main objective of the declaration is to apply and promote new safety rules against the spread of COVID-19 by air operators and airport operators.
CSR: Krakow Airport treats corporate social responsibility as an integral part of its strategic management and is the first regional airport in Poland to regularly publish sustainability reports based on the international non-financial reporting standard Global Reporting Initiative.
Investments: The General Plan for Kraków-Balice Airport sets out the directions for the airport's development over the next two decades. The Kraków airport plans to invest approximately one billion PLN in infrastructure development. The basis for further airport modernisation remains the construction of a new runway, which is a key element of the airport infrastructure. The development of the airport means the creation of over 10 thousand new direct and indirect jobs and the development of the economy of Małopolska and Kraków.