Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport

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Lech Walesa Airport, is one of three most important international airports in Poland (Warsaw and Cracow being the other two). Its position is owed to connection network, well developed in response to fast growing demand for business and economy carriage.


The first civilian airport in Gdansk was set up after World War I following the adaptation of the military airfield built in 1910 in the Wrzeszcz district of Gdansk, formerly known as Langfuhr. That airport was administered by the Senate of the Free City of Gdansk. Since that date the airport adapted its role and status and its dynamic expansion resulted in the acquisition of new areas and infrastructure changes.

In the 1920s Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport was transformed into an international airport, also servicing transit flights. It was used by aeroplanes flying in a variety of companies, including the German-Russian Airlines DERULUFT (Deutsch-Rusische Luftverkehrsgesellschaft), with flights between Berlin, Leningrad and Moscow.

The very favourable aviation conditions provided for by the airport in Gdansk enabled the launch of regular flights between Gdansk and Warsaw, Szczecin, Elblag, Malbork, Konigsberg (now Kaliningrad), Olsztyn and Berlin.

Gdansk Airport satisfy requirements and recommendations of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and execute practices described in Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP). Main advantages of the airport are favorable topographical and microclimatic conditions and possibilities of spatial expansion. High standard of the airport makes it a spare airport for Okecie Airport in Warsaw. The key significance for the airport is its location. The airport in Rebiechowo is just 10 km away from Gdansk city center, similar distance from Sopot and 23 km from Gdynia city center. Constantly expanded roads between the airport and city centres makes it possible to cover this distance in 15-20 min.

Lech Walesa Airport is situated in the heart of Pomeranian region and service mainly pomorskie province (approx. 2,2 million habitants, , 18 293 km2 - 5,9 % area of Poland). Almost half of habitants of the province (Tricity agglomeration) live in direct proximity of the airport. Due to a large number of airway connections and convenient access, Gdanks Airport service not only Tricity but also other cities like Elbląg, Toruń, Szczecin and Koszalin.

The first regular Polish air service was launched on September 5th 1922. It was provided by the Aerolloyd company. It employed Junkers F-13 type planes with twice daily flights on the Gdansk-Warsaw-Lwow route.

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Location

Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport ul. Słowackiego 200
Gdansk 80-298
Poland

Contact Info
Telephone: 
+48 58 348 11 11

Gdańsk-Rębiechowo Weather info
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0.6 km North

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