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
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorSzczecin–Goleniów Airport Ltd.
ServesSzczecin, Poland
LocationGoleniów
Elevation AMSL47 m / 154 ft
Coordinates53°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
Websiteairport.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 (2016)
PassengersIncrease 467,877[1]
Aircraft movementsIncrease 8,757
Cargo (tonnes)Increase 574,9[1]
Source: Polish AIP at EUROCONTROL[2] Statistics: Polish Civil Aviation Office[3]

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.

History[edit]

Early years[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.

Development since the 1990s[edit]

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[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Antalya (begins 19 June 2019)[4]
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Norwegian Air Shuttle Oslo–Gardermoen
Onur Air Seasonal charter: Antalya[5]
Ryanair Dublin, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Krakow (begins 2 April 2019), Warsaw–Chopin (ends 7 January 2019)
Seasonal: Edinburgh[6]
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen (resumes 1 April 2019)[7][8]
Travel Service Polska Seasonal charter: Corfu[9]
Wizz Air Bergen, Sandefjord, Stavanger
Seasonal: Stockholm/Skavsta

Passenger statistics[edit]

Traffic by calendar year[10]
Passengers Change Movements Cargo (tonnes)
2007 231.711 Increase015.1% 9.790 1235,88
2008 297.027 Increase028.2% 11.808 488,56
2009 296.234 Decrease00.3% 11.009 181,37
2010 280.213 Decrease05.4% 11.258 118,56
2011 262.089 Decrease06.5% 10.395 142,93
2012 356.006 Increase035.8% 11.767 77,57
2013 323.744 Decrease09.1% 11.152 40,79
2014 287.029 Decrease011,3% 8.253 21,4
2015 412.547 Increase044,2% 8.326 65,95
2016 467,877 Increase013,4% 8.757 574,9

Ground transportation[edit]

Train[edit]

The airport has infrequent 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.

Road[edit]

The airport is located 45km away from Szczecin by taxi (45 min), using the S3 and A6 . There are cheap coaches available heading to the city after every planes' arrival.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Statistics - Charts". Solidarity Szczecin-Goleniow Airport. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  2. ^ Polish AIP at EUROCONTROL
  3. ^ "Start - Urząd Lotnictwa Cywilnego". www.ulc.gov.pl.
  4. ^ "Charter flights". tui.pl.
  5. ^ "Onur Air expands Polish network in S18". routesonline.com. 15 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Pasazer.com: Ryanair: Ze Szczecina do Edynburga". Pasazer.com.
  7. ^ "Sommerprogram 2019: Seks nye destinationer og 17 nye direkte ruter fra Skandinavien" (in Danish). SAS. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  8. ^ "SAS S19 European network additions". routesonline.com. 11 October 2018. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  9. ^ "air and charter tickets". itaka.pl. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  10. ^ "Figures and Statistics. Szczecin–Goleniów Airport".

External links[edit]

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