KTW reports another year of record passenger traffic

Katowice International Airport (KTW) published traffic statistics for 2015. The year was record-breaking in terms of passengers volume. Also, travelers number exceeded three million for the first time in the airport’s history.

According to a 2015 year-end traffic report released on Monday by the Upper Silesian Aviation Group (GTL), passenger traffic has risen to record-setting levels in both regular and charter volumes. There were over 1,99 million regular passengers (+18,7%) and over 1,05 million charter passengers (+7,2%) handled at the airport last year.

December was the ninth consecutive month in 2015 that a record for particular month has been set. Passenger numbers were up 21,3% over the last December and total passenger volumes for 2015 were up 13,8%. In total 3,069 million passengers passed through the airport in the year. The records continue to be broken with the strong summer season when one-millionth passenger was handled for the first time, what confirms the leading positions of Katowice Airport in this segment among regional Polish airports. Also, a number of flight operations (arrivals and departures) grew by 11,5% (31 729 operations in 2015).

GTL expects to improve the last year’s score and will handle approximately 3,2 million passengers in 2016. This year, the airport will serve about 100 regular and charter destinations.