Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport

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Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport

Port Lotniczy Rzeszów-Jasionka
Rzeszow airport logo.jpg
Nowy terminal portu lotniczego Rzeszów-Jasionka.JPG
Summary
Airport typepublic
OperatorSpolka Port Lotniczy "Rzeszow-Jasionka" sp. z o. o.
ServesRzeszów, Poland
Elevation AMSL211 m / 690 ft
Coordinates50°06′36″N 022°01′08″E / 50.11000°N 22.01889°E / 50.11000; 22.01889 (Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport)Coordinates: 50°06′36″N 022°01′08″E / 50.11000°N 22.01889°E / 50.11000; 22.01889 (Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport)
Websiterzeszowairport.pl
Map
Rzeszów is located in Subcarpathian Voivodeship
Rzeszów
Rzeszów
Location of airport in Subcarpathian Voivodeship
Rzeszów is located in Poland
Rzeszów
Rzeszów
Rzeszów (Poland)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
09/27 3,200 10,499 Concrete
Statistics (2017)
Passenger volume693,564 Increase
Aircraft movements14,274 Increase
Sources: Rzeszów Airport[1]
Polish AIP at EUROCONTROL[2]

Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport (IATA: RZE, ICAO: EPRZ) is an international airport located in southeastern Poland, in Jasionka, a village 10 km (6.2 mi) from the center of the city of Rzeszów. It is the eight-busiest airport in Poland and currently the smallest European airport which has a direct scheduled transatlantic connection with LOT Polish Airlines' service to Newark.

History[edit]

The passenger domestic services to the Rzeszów Airport were started on 30.11.1945 with the opening of the circular domestic airline number 1/2 Warszawa – Łódź –Kraków – Rzeszów – Lublin – Warszawa. The airport was re-built and opened for commercial traffic in 1949 after the first facilities which were built in 1940 were destroyed in 1944.

On 2 June 2007 LOT Polish Airlines commenced seasonal services to New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Newark's Newark Liberty International Airport, service to JFK has since ceased operations.

As of January 2008, the airport has had scheduled international flights to Dublin and London–Stansted, in addition to its domestic connection with Warsaw. It has also become a preferred arrival point for Jews on pilgrimage to the tomb of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk in Leżajsk usually in March.

In 2009–10, it registered 18.66% increase in passenger traffic serving 451,720 passengers in 2010.[1] Coupled with the September 2006 start of the construction on a new passenger terminal, this means that the airport is undergoing a rapid expansion, albeit in fits and starts, owing to delays in setting up the management company and obtaining financing and routes. The new passenger terminal opened in May 2012. Rzeszów Airport has been cited as an airport with below-forecast passenger numbers and an inefficient usage of EU subsidies.[3] Rzeszow Jasionka Airport, however, was underpassing an ECA (European Court of Auditors) audit [4] in 2014 and - among 20 other European airports - its marks were positive in terms of efficiency and legitimacy using EU funds on Airports' modernization.

Facilities[edit]

Rzeszów–Jasionka Airport, situated 7.8 km (4.8 mi) north of Rzeszów, features the third-longest runway in Poland: 3,200 m × 45 m (10,499 ft × 148 ft).

Airlines and destinations[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas[5]
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Antalya,[6] Burgas,[6] Corfu[7]
LOT Polish Airlines Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Newark, Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Munich
Ryanair Bristol, Dublin, East Midlands, London–Luton, London–Stansted, Manchester, Prestwick
Seasonal: Athens, Burgas, Corfu
Ryanair Sun Seasonal charter: Corfu,[5] Rhodes[5]
SunExpress Seasonal charter: Antalya[7]
Travel Service Polska Seasonal charter: Tirana[7]

Statistics[edit]

Apron view
Terminal interior
Traffic by calendar year
Passengers Movements
2007 279 996 6 112
2008 323 838 9 662
2009 383 184 8 806
2010 454 203 10 919
2011 491 325 12 357
2012 564 992 12 355
2013 589 920 13 508
2014 601 070 10 656
2015 645 214 13 723
2016 664 068 12 629
2017 693 564 14 274
Source: Jasionka w Rzeszowie

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-25. Retrieved 2018-08-14.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-25. Retrieved 2009-08-03.
  3. ^ Lowe, Christian. "Special Report: EU funds help Poland build 'ghost' airports". Reuters.com. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Special Report EU-funded airport infrastructures: poor value for money" (PDF). Eca.europa.eu. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Charter flights". charterflights.r.pl. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Charter flights". tui.pl.
  7. ^ a b c "air and charter tickets". itaka.pl. Retrieved 4 September 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport at Wikimedia Commons