Krakow (KRK) Airport

Krakow KRK Airport Overview

Krakow Airport KRK (or 'Krakow Airport im. Jana Pawla II') is an international  airport serving the southern part of Polan and the capital City of Krakow.

KRK Airport is located in the village of Balice, 11 km or 6.8 miles west of Krakow, and is accessible via motorway A4, exit 77. You can catch the express train to city center, a 18-minute trip, at the train station 200 meters from Terminal 1.

With one runway and an estimated 3.4M passengers per annum, Krakow Airport is hub to LOT Polish Airlines, and is served by and domestic and international airlines offering direct flights to a host of European cities, with connections around the globe. Seasonal charters are available to popular vacation destinations. 

The passenger terminal complex at Krakow  Airport presently consists of two passenger terminals - T1 & T2 situated at either side of the of the Cargo Terminal: P1 has a parking garage across the street, and a large lot behind it, while P2 has a parking lot nearby. 
Free shuttle buses run between T1, T2 and the Airport rail station, which is 250 meters from Terminal 1and is the train station for the Express train to Krakow's Main Train Station. Train tickets are available from automats in T1, near center exit), and from train attendant, or at Krakow Main Station's automat at Platform 1.

Terminal 1 -  the international terminal, has three levels:
Level 0 is for Schengen & non-Schengen international arrivals, has duty-free shop, rental car & airline counters and an ATM machine.
Level 1 is for Schengen & non-Schengen international departures, for charter flights, and shops & services, including first aid & chapel.
Level 2 is the Observation Deck.
While passengers departing to a Schengen zone country pass through security control on the first level of T1 and proceed then to the Departure lounge at gates 6 to 8 - passengers departing to a non-Schengen zone country pass through security control on the first level of T1 and proceed to the Departure lounge at gates 1-4.
The new building under construction is now almost completed, while the 'old' Terminal 1 is being renovated. It is expected that both buildings will be combined into one integrated terminal by March 2015.  Total floor area of the new terminal building will have ithen ncreased from 15,000 square meters to more than 56,000; be over 250 meters in length & reach 24 meters at its highest point, and accommodate up to 3.6M passengers a year.

Terminal 2 -  the domestic terminal - is is divided into domestic arrivals (right), check-in area (center) and departures with 2 gates (left). It offers food & drink establishments, some shops, a first aid station, Information desk (Tel: 0 801 055 000 or +48 (0) 12 295 58 00) and money exchange.

Passenger pick-up /drop-off can be made at the "Kiss & Drive" parking area.
Parking is available in the new six-level parking garage P1 is opposite Terminal 1, behind it is the open-air lot P1. Terminal 2 has parking lot P2.
The new on-airport Hilton Garden Inn hotel is available as of Summer 2014.

Present & future Airport Developments:  Expansion of the passenger terminal to four times its former size & able to handle up to 8M passengers/yr - is well under way.  Other ongoing projects include reconstruction of taxiways, extension of apron, and a new railway station - to be completed between March & mid-2015. The 'new' terminal will have a new baggage control system, as well as a new baggage carousel.
The new Aiport Railway Station will have a canopy over the platform & the 2-lane station, staircase, elevator & moving ramps will lead to the bridge connecting to the bus terminal. (The PKP PLK railway line is also being upgraded & should also be completed by 2015)

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