The results of passenger traffic at Katowice Wojciech Korfanty International Airport in Pyrzowice have been summarized by the business in charge of the airport’s management. Katowice Airport handled 141 531 passengers in the second month of 2022, an increase of 127 495 passengers (+9083.3 percent) as compared to the same period in the previous year. It is a 53 percent increase over the previous record-breaking month of February 2020, when approximately 265 thousand passengers passed through the Katowice Airport network.
96,758 passengers were handled on regular flights by Wizz Air, Ryanair, LOT Polish Airlines, and Lufthansa in February 2022, a gain of 93,568 passengers (+2933.2 percent) compared to the same month the previous year. On average, travelers traveled to the following regular destinations during the second month of 2022: Dortmund (13.5 thousand passengers), London-Stansted (9.4 thousand), London-Luton (7.2 thousand), Cologne-Bonn (6.2 thousand), and Eindhoven (6.2 thousand) (5.0 thousand).
In February, 44,370 passengers passed through Katowice Airport, representing an increase of 33 761 (+318.2 percent) over the same month in the previous year. The following charter routes had the highest number of passengers last month: Hurghada (9.4 thousand passengers), Marsa Alam (8.8 thousand), Antalya (3.7 thousand), Puerto Plata (2.2 thousand), and Punta Cana (2.2 thousand) (2.2 thousand). During the second month of 2022, 1 884 aircraft took off and landed at Katowice Airport, representing an increase of 1 187 (+170.3 percent) over the same period the previous year.
Throughout the first two months of 2022, 282,307 visitors passed through Katowice Airport, an increase of 243,193 (+621.7 percent) over the same period previous year. From the beginning of January to the end of February, there were 3,879 aircraft take-offs and landings, which is 2,268 more than during the first two months of the year 2021 (+140.8 percent).
“This year’s first two months of passenger traffic at Katowice Airport are 10 percent greater than our expectation for that same period in the previous year. Fortunately, the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic did not result in a complete shutdown of air travel.
The aviation sector will find out if and how Russia’s aggression on Ukraine has an impact on it in the coming weeks. Currently, we are not altering our prediction and expect to handle 3.8-4 million passengers in 2022, according to our estimates “Artur Tomasik, President of the Board of Directors of GTL SA, the business in charge of administering Katowice Airport, made the announcement.
Poland’s Katowice Airport is one of the country’s busiest regional airports. A total of 4.84 million passengers traveled via the company’s network in 2019, with 2 million passengers handled on charter flights.
The coronavirus epidemic, which resulted in the worst aviation disaster in history, has halted the expected expansion in passenger traffic. Katowice Airport handled 1.44 million passengers in 2020, and 2.32 million in 2021, according to the International Air Transport Association. Katowice Wojciech Korfanty Airport is the country’s busiest charter airport and the region’s busiest cargo airport, according to the International Air Transport Association.