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Modlin Airport - Articles and news items

Poland is ready

Issue 2 2012  •  29 March 2012  •  Mark Glover, Commissioning Editor, International Airport Review

The Ukraine and Poland will be jointhosting the European Football Championships in June, creating a range of operational challenges on the countries’ airport infrastructures. Mark Glover, from International Airport Review spoke to Rafal Marczewski, the National Airport Controller of Poland and the Polish State Enterprise’s Representative for UEFA EURO 2012, about how the country’s airports are preparing for this festival of football.Mark Glover: Is Poland prepared for the increased rise in passenger numbers in the summer?Rafal Marczewski: Our challenges began even before the teams had qualified for this tournament, as we did not know which teams would be playing where and when and therefore how many passengers or fans of a certain country would be attending. We liaised closely with our colleagues at UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) and also internally between all of the major airports. We obviously know that the passenger numbers will increase, so we had to look beyond our main airports for traffic and include a range of ‘supporting’ airports. These will be utilised if the infrastructure, currently under construction, is late, or if there are problems with capacity or cargo. So along with the four main airports, we now have four supporting airports. Warsaw Airport will be supported by Lódź Airport, Gdańsk by Bydgoszcz, Poznań by Zielona Góra and Wrocław by Katowice.

Second wing of Warsaw

Issue 1 2011  •  26 January 2011  •  Przemyslaw Przybylski, Senior Press Officer and Spokesman for Warsaw International Airport

Warsaw, the largest city of Europe’s fastest developing aviation market, is aiming to complete the construction of a second auxiliary airport at a dis-used military base in nearby Modlin. The country is due to joint host the European Football Championships in 2012 and work has already began to make sure the project is completed in time for this event.


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