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Best May in Katowice Airport’s history, over 20% growth in passenger traffic

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Katowice Airport reported a record May in 2024, with 583,111 passengers, marking a 23.7% increase from 2023, driven by significant growth in both regular and charter traffic.

The Upper Silesian Aviation Group (GTL S.A.) – the company managing Katowice Wojciech Korfanty International Airport in Pyrzowice (Poland) – has summarised passenger traffic for the fifth month of 2024.

In May 2024, Katowice Airport noted 583 111 passengers, i.e. 111 667 more (+23.7%) in comparison with the same time in 2023. It was the best fifth month in the history of Katowice Wojciech Korfanty Airport – the previous record May was noted in 2023.

Regular traffic – handled at Katowice Airport by Wizz Air, Ryanair, LOT Polish Airlines and Air Dolomiti/Lufthansa – saw 283 365 served passengers, i.e. 29 472 more (+11.6%) than in May 2023. Passengers most often chose scheduled flights to Dortmund, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Catania and Milan-Bergamo.

In May 2024, the airport served 298 189 passengers on charter flights – handled for travel agencies – i.e. 81 727 more (+37.8%) in comparison with the same time last year. Passengers most often travelled on holiday to Antalya, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Djerba and Heraklion.

In the fifth month of 2024, Katowice Airport noted 4 550 aircraft take-offs and landings, i.e. 622 more (+15.8%) than last year.

“May is the beginning of the summer holiday season. It began greatly at Katowice Airport, as we have handled over 110K passengers more in comparison with the same time last year. We estimate that the charter season will be characterised by numerous records. We are looking forward to greatest results in the airport’s history when it comes to number of passengers handled daily and monthly. The current forecast indicates that over 6M passengers will travel via Katowice Airport’s network of flights in 2024,” said Artur Tomasik, the President of the Board of the Upper Silesian Aviation Group (GTL S.A.).

From January to the end of May 2024, 1,866.732 passengers were handled at the airport, i.e. 279 759 more (+17.6%) in comparison with first five months of 2023. 1 158 479 persons were served on scheduled flights – 56 879 more (+5.2%) than last year – while 702 605 passengers travelled on charter flights; that’s 227 188 persons more (+47.8%) in comparison with the same time in 2023. In the first five months of 2024, Katowice Airport noted 16 020 aircraft take-offs and landings, i.e. 1 481 more (+10.2%) than last year.

Market position, forecasts

Katowice Airport is one of the biggest regional airports in Poland. In 2023, record-breaking 5.6M travellers flew via its network of flights. The forecast for 2024 estimates that over 6M passengers will be handled, the most in Katowice Airport’s history. Katowice Wojciech Korfanty International Airport is the country leader in charter traffic and one of the biggest cargo airports in Poland.

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.

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