New tower and terminal at Lodz airport

Lodz Wladyslaw Reymont Airport is to have a new passenger terminal and air traffic control tower. The investment will cost in total approx. PLN 210m (€46.6m), PAP reported.

According to the project timetable, the new third terminal at Lodz airport will be close to 25,000 m² in size. The first of the four usable floors will be located five metres under ground and will contain technical and staff areas, a central baggage sorting area, a garage for airport services and fuel-water tanks. On the other hand, the ground floor will feature 14 passenger check-in points and a point No. 15, so-called "red clearance line" (with declared customs control). The mezzanine will feature rooms for personnel while the first floor will be occupied by administration rooms, food and beverage amenities, a travel agent, rooms for airlines as well as shops and points of services. In addition, passengers will have access to a car park with room for 300 vehicles. The terminal will be able to handle 1,300 people an hour and it should be ready in March 2013. The investment is set to cost approximately PLN 195m (€43.3m), 76% of which will be covered by an EU subsidy.

In March this year Polish Air Navigation Services also intends to complete the construction of a new air traffic control tower. The undertaking will require a budget of PLN 14.6m (€3.2m). At the present time the tower is being fitted with equipment and an approach road leading to the tower from the south is also being built. It will begin to operate in the spring of this year. On the other hand, in 2013 work will be concluded on a fuel base and parallel taxiway.