"Solidarity" Szczecin–Goleniów Airport
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|"Solidarity" Szczecin–Goleniów Airport
Port Lotniczy Szczecin–Goleniów im. NSZZ "Solidarność"
|IATA: SZZ – ICAO: EPSC|
|Operator||Szczecin–Goleniów Airport Ltd.|
|Elevation AMSL||47 m / 154 ft|
|Source: Polish AIP at EUROCONTROL|
"Solidarity" Szczecin–Goleniów Airport (Polish: Port Lotniczy Szczecin–Goleniów im. NSZZ "Solidarność") (IATA: SZZ, ICAO: 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.
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.
Development since the 1990s
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.
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.
Airlines and destinations
|LOT Polish Airlines||Warsaw–Chopin|
|Norwegian Air Shuttle||Oslo–Gardermoen|
|Wizz Air||London-Luton, Sandefjord, Stavanger|
The airport has good train connections to Szczecin (e.g. Szczecin Główny railway station and Szczecin Dąbie railway station), Goleniów, Gryfice and Kołobrzeg. The train takes 45 minutes from Szczecin and 90 minutes from Kołobrzeg to get to the airport. The fare is 5PLN
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