"Solidarity" Szczecin–Goleniów Airport

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"Solidarity" Szczecin–Goleniów Airport
Port Lotniczy Szczecin–Goleniów im. NSZZ "Solidarność"
Logo szczecin airport.jpg
Port lotniczy Szczecin-Goleniów.jpg
IATA: SZZICAO: EPSC
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Szczecin–Goleniów Airport Ltd.
Serves Szczecin, Poland
Location Goleniów
Elevation AMSL 47 m / 154 ft
Coordinates 53°35′05″N 014°54′08″E / 53.58472°N 14.90222°E / 53.58472; 14.90222Coordinates: 53°35′05″N 014°54′08″E / 53.58472°N 14.90222°E / 53.58472; 14.90222
Website airport.com.pl
Map
SZZ is located in Poland
SZZ
SZZ
Location of airport in Poland
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
13/31 2,500 8,202 Asphalt
Statistics (2011)
Passengers Decrease 258,217[1]
Aircraft movements Decrease 3,196
Cargo (tonnes) Increase 778.694[2]
Source: Polish AIP at EUROCONTROL[3]

Statistics: Polish Civil Aviation Office[4]

"Solidarity" Szczecin–Goleniów Airport (Polish: Port Lotniczy Szczecin–Goleniów im. NSZZ "Solidarność") (IATA: SZZICAO: EPSC) is the main domestic and international airport serving the city of Szczecin in Poland and is located 45 km (28 mi) northeast of the city, near the town of Goleniów, in the village of Glewice. About 1.6 million residents live within its catchment area.

History[edit]

The airport was constructed between 1953–56 at the height of the Cold War, 5 km (3.1 mi) east of Goleniów. It was constructed as a standard military airport with a 1,800 m × 45 m (5,906 ft × 148 ft) runway and basic airport infrastructure (hangars, air traffic control tower, etc.). In 1967, the civilian airport at Dąbie was relocated to the site and named Port Lotniczy Szczecin–Goleniów. In 1976–77 the runway was extended to 2,500 m (8,202 ft) and a new passenger terminal was constructed. Works to improve the runway and the main apron were undertaken in 1998. The airport’s electricity supply together with the runway and approach lighting was upgraded in 1999. A new passenger terminal was opened in 2001 and further expansion works commenced on the terminal in 2005. Construction commenced on a new air traffic control tower in 2004, and was finished by the end of 2005. The terminal expansion concluded in April 2006, at which time the airport was renamed for the "Solidarność" trade union.

Rail Link[edit]

In July 2013 a 4km spur linking the airport to the mainline between Szczecin and Kołobrzeg opened, creating a direct rail link between the airport and the city of Szczecin. There are three trains a day (two trains on Saturdays) covering the route between Szczecin and the airport using the new 4km spur. The train takes 45 minutes from Szczecin and 90 minutes from Kołobrzeg to get to the airport. The fare is 5PLN

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Norwegian Air Shuttle Oslo–Gardermoen
Ryanair Dublin, London–Stansted
Seasonal: Liverpool
Wizz Air London-Luton (begins 28 October 2014), Sandefjord, Stavanger

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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