Poznań–Ławica Airport

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Poznań–Ławica Henryk Wieniawski Airport
Port Lotniczy Poznań–Ławica
im. Henryka Wieniawskiego
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IATA: POZICAO: EPPO
Poznań is located in Poland
Poznań
Poznań
Location of airport in Poland
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Poznań Ławica Airport Ltd.
Serves Poznań
Location Poznań, Poland
Hub for
Elevation AMSL 94 m / 308 ft
Coordinates 52°25′16″N 016°49′35″E / 52.42111°N 16.82639°E / 52.42111; 16.82639
Website airport-poznan.com.pl
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,504 8,215 Asphalt
Statistics (2012)
Number of Passengers 1 595 221
Aircraft Movements 25 261
Source: Polish AIP at EUROCONTROL[1]

Poznań–Ławica Henryk Wieniawski Airport (IATA: POZICAO: EPPO), built in 1913, is one of the oldest airports in Poland. It is located 5 km (3.1 mi) west[1] of Poznań city centre. It takes its name from the neighborhood of Ławica, part of the city's Grunwald district (the airport lies in Jeżyce district).

Synopsis[edit]

The northern section has been used as a military airport since its inception in 1913 as an Imperial German airbase till 23 December 2009.[2] The southern section is used for civilian purposes. The prospect of relocating the airport elsewhere is often raised as a result of the flight path to the runway being located directly over the city.

The airport caters for international, domestic and cargo flights and general aviation. A new terminal was opened in 2001 and can handle up to 1.5 million passengers per year.

Confusion with Poznań–Krzesiny military airport[edit]

Poznań–Ławica airport has been confused by pilots with a nearby airbase, Poznań–Krzesiny Airbase (ICAO code: EPKS), which also has a 2,500 m (8,200 ft) runway. The runways are at approximately the same orientation: Ławica's is 11/29 (true heading: 108/288) and Krzesiny's is 12/30 (true heading: 117.9/297.9). The two runways lie in a nearly straight line, with Krzesiny coming up first on approaches from the east, the ones used most often. On the other hand, the Krzesiny airbase has two runways and lies southeast from the city centre, while Poznań–Ławica lies just west of it.

On 15 August 2006, a Turkish charter flight from Antalya Airport, Antalya, Turkey to Poznań–Ławica — Sky Airlines SHY335 Boeing 737 — mistakenly landed at 19:50 local time at the Poznań–Krzesiny airfield.[3]

According to Krzysztof Krawcewicz, a pilot and the editor-in-chief of the Polish monthly Przegląd Lotniczy/Aviation Revue, this was at least the seventh mistaken aircraft that landed at the Poznań–Krzesiny airfield in 2006 alone. He faults, among others, the "scandalous procedures which are in use by the air traffic control at Poznań–Ławica" and the lack of radar use in controlling aircraft landing, which exists, but has been turned off by the Polish Air Traffic Agency (Agencja Ruchu Lotniczego).[4]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Cairo Seasonal charter: Hurghada, Sharm el-Sheikh
Aegean Airlines Seasonal charter: Corfu
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Antalya, Bodrum, Burgas, Dalaman, Dubrovnik, Heraklion, Enfidha, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Heraklion, Hurghada, Izmir, Kos, Marsa Alam, Monastir, Palma de Mallorca, Sharm el-Sheikh, Rhodes, Thessaloniki, Tenerife–South, Varna
Eurolot Seasonal: Dubrovnik, Zadar
LOT Polish Airlines
operated by Eurolot
Warsaw–Chopin
Germanwings
operated by Eurowings
Düsseldorf
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Frankfurt, Munich
Nesma Airlines Seasonal charter: Hurghada
Ryanair Bristol, Dublin, Girona, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Moss/Rygge, Rome–Ciampino
Seasonal: Palma de Mallorca
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen
Small Planet Airlines Seasonal charter: Athens, Heraklion, Kalamata, Kefalonia
Travel Service Poland Seasonal charter: Antalya, Barcelona, Bodrum, Bourgas, Dubrovnik, Chania, Corfu, Dalaman, Izmir
Wizz Air Barcelona, Beauvais, Doncaster/Sheffield, Eindhoven, Glasgow-International (begins 28 October 2014), London–Luton, Malmö (begins 30 March 2015), Sandefjord, Stockholm–Skavsta

Ground transportation[edit]

Scheduled express bus L leaves from Poznań Central Station every half-hour to Poznań–Ławica Airport via Bałtyk. There is also a line no. 59 that leaves from Bałtyk bus station.

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