The Katowice International Airport (KTW) will get a new arrivals terminal for passengers. The project is being carried out within an investment process worth PLN 182 million and co-financed by the European Union. The traffic capacity of the airport will be increased to 6 million people yearly after the extension.
On Wednesday, authorities of the airport – the Upper Silesian Aviation Group (GTL) – and the Center for the EU Transport Projects (CEUTP) signed an agreement for the financial support of the KTW’s expansion including the new terminal development. The same day, GTL contracted Skanska as the chosen bidder for the execution of works on the terminal. The building company will earn gross PLN 53,38 million. The new facility is scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2015. Skanska was also responsible for the extension of the airport’s A terminal concluded in 2012.
The construction work will be commenced in February. Apart from the new building covering approximately 6,9 thousand square meters, Skanska is responsible for the development of a new car park for 313 vehicles and additional infrastructure, i.e. roads. It will be the third terminal of the airport. The two existing ones will be used as departure terminals (Schengen and non-Schengen flights).
The undertaking is part of the investment process worth PLN 182 million of which almost PLN 71,5 million is granted by the European Union and distributed by the CEUTP. Apart from the new terminal, it also includes the modernization of existing maintenance hangar and erection of a new one (already finished) as well as the creation of a cargo base – stage I.
It is one of two EU projects being implemented at KTW at present. The second project involves the construction of a new runway (underway) , new apron and the reconstruction of three existing taxiways (already finished). The investment budget amounts to PLN 268 million (including PLN 107 million of EU support).