Extension of Katowice Airport

Katowice International Airport in Pyrzowice is on the eve of the biggest improvement of its infrastructure since very long. At present, a redevelopment of the existing maintenance hangar is in progress. The works are conducting by Skanska SA.

The redevelopment includes a replacement of the roof, glass side-windows and flooring, construction of a new electric main gate, thermal efficiency improvement of the building and conservation work on the structure of the building. The construction works are scheduled to be finished in Q1 2011.

In 2011 another important infrastructure investment will be launched at the Airport. At the beginning of December, Budimex SA was chosen to build an apron to accommodate 10 parking positions and to redevelop taxiways. A total cost of the project is PLN 77,9 million net.

According to the Airport authorities most of the works are to strengthen Pyrzowice as a Poland’s main cargo port and one of Central Europe’s largest shipment ports. During the eleven months of 2010 the amount of shipped cargo (10 277 tons) increased by 78% in comparison to the same period year ago.

A total cost of the investments planned at the Airport by the end of 2015 is estimated at PLN 550 million.

© P. Adamczyk; extension of the maintenance hangar at Katowice Airport