Katowice Airport further expands its infrastructure

From the mid-July, aircrafts arriving at the Katowice International Airport are benefit from a new infrastructure – a new apron and modernized taxiways of code E1, E2 and D. The Upper Silesian Aviation Group, which manages the airport, is now preparing for another investment projects.

Apart from the fore-mentioned newly delivered infrastructure (nearly 15 ha) that has been built by Max Bögl for PLN 81 million, a new runway with a length of 3 200 meters and a width of 45 meters is being developed at the airport. The works that cost PLN 157 million are conducted by Budimex. The runway will be completed in one year, in September 2014. This is the most important and the largest project in the airport’s history.

Additionally, GTL has already issued two tender proceedings concerning the construction work on a new arrivals terminal as well as a new apron for aircrafts de-icing and an additional taxiway to connect the apron with the new runway. The new terminal will cover the total area of 6 900 sq. meters. Architecture of the building will correspond to the A terminal delivered in June 2012. The new apron for aircrafts de-icing will be built in the southeastern part of the maneuvering area of the airport. There will be possible to handle two aircrafts of the size of the Airbus A320 or Boeing 737 or one larger aircraft, such as the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet.

„The tendering procedure for the new terminal is expected to be decided in the first quarter of 2014. Choosing a prime contractor of the de-icing apron should be concluded in the second quarter of 2014” – said Piotr Adamczyk, communication and promotion department’s representative of the Katowice International Airport.

The total value of the works that will be completed in the second quarter of 2015 will amount to nearly gross PLN 268 million.