The Upper Silesian Aviation Group (GTL) announced on Tuesday that will build a new arrivals hall at the Katowice International Airport. According to GTL’s authorities works will be kicked-off next year. The same day Ryanair introduced four new destinations to be operated from the Airport in 2013.
The Airport will be able to handle between 5,5 to 6 million passengers yearly thanks to the new facility called terminal C (now it is approximately 3,6 million passenger a year). The building will be erected near the existing terminal B.
Construction of the 7 000 sq. meters arrivals hall will cost PLN 30 million. The terminals A and B will be used as departure lounges after the delivery of terminal C. New parking lot for approximately one thousand places will be created within the extension as well.
Design of the arrivals hall will remind the architecture of terminal A which was re-opened this year after the renovation. GTL is soon to announced a tender for construction work on the new terminal. It is expected to open the building in 2014.
Yesterday, Ryanair announced four new flights from the Katowice International Airport to destinations across Europe. The new Katowice routes will be to Edinburgh, Barcelona-Girona, Alicante, and Chania (Crete). Together with Birmingham, Bristol, Dublin, Londyn-Stansted and Manchester it means there will now be 9 routes operating by Ryanair from Katowice in 2013.