John Paul II International Airport in Kraków – Balice

John Paul II International Airport in Kraków – Balice is the biggest regional airport in Poland.
It dates back to 1964, when military authorities shared 10 ha for needs of a civil entity and
granted authorizations for using aviation facilities. In this year, the first scheduled PLL LOT
aircraft landed there. In the neighbourhood of this airport, there is located the 8th Military
Transport Aviation Base.
Thanks to this airport, a lot of tourists have an opportunity to explore the fantastic city of
Cracow and not only this one – you can travel from there to other cities situated in the
southern of Poland.
From year to year, the Balice airport gets bigger – it is regularly renovated to increase its
opportunities and the comfort of tourists and employees. In 2019 the aircraft parking was
reconstructed. Also in this year, this airport handled up 8 410 817 of passengers – that is
24% (1 641 448) more than in 2018. On average, daily handled up there were 23 043 of
people. The biggest number in one day was 31 575.
In the previous year, there was also opened a base airline of Wizz Air. This is one of the
reasons why the airport could expand its offer to even 40 more destinations. These most
popular ones were: London, Frankfurt, Warsaw, Oslo and Munich.
In 2020, we can predict opening 15 new air services, which means there can be even 8 989
094 more of passengers.
At this moment, from Balice we can fly directly to airports such as:
Alicante, Amman, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Barcelona Girona, Bari, Bazylea, Belfast,
Bergen, Berlin Tegel, Billund, Birmingham, Bologna, Bordeaux, Bournemouth, Bristol,
Brussels, Brussels Charleroi, Budapest, Cagliari, Charków, Chersoń, Chicago, Doncaster
Sheffield, Dortmund, Dubai, Dublin, Dusseldorf, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Eilat,
Frankfurt, Gdańsk, Geneva, Glasgow, Göteborg Landvetter, Hamburg, Helsinki, Catania,
Boryspil, Zhuliany, Copenhagen, Kutaisi, Larnaca, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Lisbon,
London Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton and Stansted, Lviv, Lyon, Madrid, Malaga, Malmö, Malta,
Manchester, Marseille, Milan Malpensa, Munich, Naples, Nice, Newcastle, Odesa,
Olsztyn-Mazury, Oslo, Oslo Torp, Pafos, Palermo, Paris Beauvais, Paris Charles de Gaulle,
Pisa, Podgorica, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Rome Ciampino, Rome Fiumicino, Saloniki,
Sewilla, Shannon, Stavanger, Stuttgard, Szczecin, Stockholm Arlanda, Stockholm Skavsta,
Tel Awiw, Tenerife, Trondheim, Turku, Valencia, Warsaw, Venice Treviso, Vienna.
If you are interested in any of this airport’s destination, we encourage you to book a transfer
to Balice with our company. We offer pick-ups from your accomodation in Cracow or from
the airport for only 89 PLN per car (up to 4 people) or 109 PLN (up to 8 people), during the
day time (from 6.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.), during the night time – 109 PLN (up to 4 people) and
129 PLN (up to 8 people).
Do not hesitate to contact us!

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