Krakow John Paul II Balice International Airport invests to stay ahead of its competitors

Krakow John Paul II Balice International Airport (hereafter KIA) serves a heavily populated area of southern Poland and is the country’s second busiest, but is hardly a monopoly as it is challenged by both primary and secondary level airports catering to full service/network and budget airlines.

KIA’s passenger traffic growth was strong in 1Q2016 but several other Polish airports matched or even bettered it. With continuing air transport growth projected throughout Poland, staying ahead of the competition is the new objective.

KIA has a comprehensive investment programme to 2023, including the construction of a new runway.

This report examines KIA by way of several sets of metrics, looks at the airports that are rivals to it, at its construction activities and ownership.

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