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February 2024 was best second month of the year in Katowice Airport’s history

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In February 2024, 2 588 aircraft operations were noted at Katowice Airport, i.e. 289 more (+12.6%) than last year.

The Upper Silesian Aviation Group – the company managing Katowice Wojciech Korfanty International Airport in Pyrzowice, Poland – has summarised passenger traffic for the second month of 2024. During twenty-nine days of February 2024, Katowice Airport handled a total of 303 860 passengers, i.e. 51 767 more (+20.5%) in comparison with the second month of 2023. It was the best February in the history of the airport; Katowice Airport’s network of flights was chosen by 38 965 travellers more (+14.7%) than in record-breaking February 2020, when 264 895 persons were noted.

On regular flights, handled at Katowice Airport by Wizz Air, Ryanair, LOT Polish Airlines and Air Dolomiti/Lufthansa, 203 697 passengers were served, i.e. 11 973 more (+6.2%) than the year before. Flights to Dortmund, London-Stansted, London-Luton, Athens and Abu Dhabi were the most popular scheduled destinations.

During the second month of 2024, air carriers handled 99 309 passengers on charter flights, operated on behalf of travel agencies and tour operators. That’s 41 279 passengers more (+71.1%) in comparison with the same time in 2023. Travellers most often chose charter flights from Katowice Airport to Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh, Zanzibar and Antalya.

From January to the end of February 2024, 611 381 passengers were handled at Katowice Airport, or 92 210 more (+17.8%) than during the first two months of 2023.

“Katowice Airport had the best beginning of the year in its history; both January and February were record-breaking. After two months, we have already handled over 90 thousand passengers more in comparison with the same period last year. According to our latest forecast, we shall conclude this year with 6 million handled passengers. We estimate that further traffic growth will take place in the foreseeable future. Therefore, we have commenced the realisation of an investment covering the construction of a new central terminal. We want to conclude the investment at the turn of 2028 and 2029. Putting the building into service will allow us to meet the demands of growing passenger traffic,” said Artur Tomasik, the President of the Board of the Upper Silesian Aviation Group (GTL SA).

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