757 parking spots will be available on a surface of 2.6 ha.
The Upper Silesian Aviation Group (GTL SA), the company managing Katowice Airport, has commenced a new investment. In May 2023, construction of an asphalt concrete car park began. The new infrastructure will be located near a new roundabout, which has been created as part of the construction of a collision-free crossing of voivodeship road 913 and railway line 182. 757 parking spots will be available on a surface of 2.6 ha. The car park will be fully illuminated, monitored, and equipped with an advanced parking system, one integrated with the booking system available on the airport’s official website. The manager of the airport will provide free transfer between the car park and passenger terminals; to that end, the manager will utilise electric transit buses. The new infrastructure will meet the highest environment protection standards. The installed equipment will enable retention and – if necessary – treatment of rainwater and snowmelt. The investment is worth approx. PLN 15 million gross. Drogopol sp. z o.o. is the main contractor. The project is scheduled to conclude in June 2024.
Currently, there are 5 thousand parking spots available at Katowice Airport, including 2 thousand on P1 car park, which is located in front of passenger terminals. The remaining parking spots are located on car park P2, which is most often used by charter passengers.
In the foreseeable future, GTL SA will realise numerous investments, whose goal is to increase the standard of the infrastructure used by passengers. Among others, the P2 car park will be gradually decommissioned; it will be replaced with new parking infrastructure, consisting, to list only, of a multi-storey car park.
“We wish to continuously improve the standard of the available infrastructure, hence the decision to build a new car park. The new infrastructure will allow us to increase revenue from non-airport services; it’s one of our goals for the upcoming years. This year, we will present a complex plan regarding expansion of car parks and reconstruction of the road system, and a new main passenger terminal,” said Artur Tomasik, the President of the Board of the Upper Silesian Aviation Group.
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