Katowice Airport w Polsce wita pierwszych pasażerów nowo rozbudowanym i odnowionym terminalem B.
W ramach remontu powierzchnia budynku wzrosła o 40% z 12 200 metrów kwadratowych2 (130.000 stóp)217.200 m²2 (185 000 stóp)2), a przód terminala został nieco przesunięty na południe, aby teraz łączył się z terminalem C.
Inside the building, local contractor Promus Ruda Śląska separated the check-in area from the security control area, which has now been moved to the first floor. This has enabled the airport to increase the number of check-in desks from 18 to 28.
Changes were also introduced in the departure hall of Terminal B, with new food and beverage outlets, retail stores, Fast Track services and a new business lounge. There are also six new boarding gates, taking the total to 16.
At the heart of the investment is a new baggage sorting system complete with CT scanners, enabling the airport to increase the throughput of Terminal B from two million passengers to four million annually. This has increased the overall capacity of the airport from six million to eight million passengers a year.
Artur Tomasik, president of the board of Górnośląskie Towarzystwo Lotnicze, the company managing Katowice Airport, said, “We carried out the expansion and reconstruction of passenger Terminal B largely during the very difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic, which contributed toward the biggest crisis in the history of aviation. However, we completed the project on time, and by doing so, we brought to an end another important investment, which is part of a complex plan of expanding Katowice Airport.
“Putting Terminal B into service does not mark the end of development projects at Katowice Airport. We keep thinking about the future and want to strengthen the airport’s position in various areas. That’s why we are consequently expanding the aircraft maintenance base.”