Traffic at Poland's regional airport grows
PR dla Zagranicy
Passenger traffic at Poland's regional airports was 1.4 million people, or 14.4 percent greater, in the first half of 2017 than in the same period last year, according to the Regional Airports Association.
About 11.4 million people flew to or from Poland's regional airports between the beginning of January and the end of June, with Kraków, Gdańsk in Poland's north and Katowice in the country's south seeing both the highest traffic numbers and the greatest growth.
Some 2.7 million passengers flew to and from Kraków airport in H1, nearly 400,000 more than a year earlier, Gdańsk saw 2.1 million, up by 258,000, and Katowice had 1.6 million customers, up by 232,000.
According to Artur Tomasik, CEO of the Górnośląskie Aviation Association which manages the Katowice airport, passenger traffic grew by ten percent last year.
“Figures for the first half of 2017 show that, as we predicted, last year's record result will be improved upon,” Tomasik said.
Of the 34.1 million passengers who flew to and from Poland in 2016, 21.2 million of them flew through regional airports. The Regional Airports Association said that in 2017 this figure could grow to 24 million. (vb/pk)