From January to the end of October 2023, 4,984,770 passengers were handled at Katowice Airport, i.e. 1060,631 more (+27.0%) than during the first ten months of 2022.
During 31 full days of October 2023, 500,178 passengers were served at Katowice Airport, i.e. 96,816 more (+24.0%) in comparison with the same time period in 2022. It was the best October in the airport’s history. The previous record comes from October 2022, when 403 thousand passengers were served.
Last month, 270,578 passengers, i.e. 19 257 more (+7.7%) than the year before, travelled on regular flights, which are handled at Katowice Airport by Wizz Air, Ryanair, LOT Polish Airlines and Air Dolomiti/Lufthansa. The following regular routes were the most popular in October 2023 at Katowice Airport: Dortmund, London-Luton, London-Stansted, Frankfurt and Eindhoven.
On charter flights, handled on behalf of travel agencies and touroperators, 228 310 passengers were served in October 2023, i.e. 77 454 more (+51.3%) in comparison with the same time period in 2022. Passengers most often travelled on charter flights to Antalya, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh and Rhodes.
During the tenth month of 2023, 4,122 aircraft take-offs and landings were noted at Katowice Airport, i.e. 502 more (+13.9%) than last year.
“Traffic at Katowice Airport emphasises the significance of regional airports in Poland’s transport system. Katowice Airport handled nearly five million passengers during ten months of 2023. All Polish regional airports will handle a record-breaking total of approx. 33 million passengers; their participation in the total passenger traffic handled in Poland will grow to 64%. The forecasts indicate that passenger traffic at regional airports will keep growing; consequently, we will carry out an investment programme at Katowice Airport, whose aim is to considerably improve throughput. We wish to accomplish that by, among others, building a main passenger terminal,” said Artur Tomasik, the President of the Board of the Upper Silesian Aviation Group.
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