In spite of recession that hit airlines and several bankruptcies of travel agencies in the region, Katowice International Airport saw a slight growth of handled number of passengers in 2012.
In fact, it was the busiest year in the airport’s history in terms of passenger traffic. In comparison to the year 2011, the total number of passengers grew by 0,5% last year and reached 2 550 848. This is 6,7 thousand passenger more when compared to 2011.
The number of flight operations (arrivals and departures) increased to 30 584, which represented a rise of 4,5%.
In 2012, the airport’s regular flights boosted to reach the growth of 2,7% (1 749 625), while the number of charter flights declined by 4,8% (776 093 passengers).
The Upper Silesian Aviation Group, which manages Katowice International Airport, expects to handle approximately 5 to 6 percent travelers more in 2013, what stands for 2,65 million people.