The Polish aviation industry in crisis

The Polish aviation industry in crisis

Nearly 145.4 thousand The passengers were checked in by Kraków Airport in October, in the fifth month of the port's operation, after a break caused by the coronavirus epidemic. It is 82 percent. less compared to October last year.

According to the statistics of the Krakow airport, almost 2.5 million passengers have been handled since the beginning of this year, which is 4.65 million less than in the corresponding period of the previous year.

According to the president of Kraków Airport Radosław Włoszek on Monday, the aviation and tourism industry in Europe and in the world is experiencing the greatest crisis after World War II caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

"It is worth recalling that exactly a year ago, at the end of October 2019, we welcomed a 7-million passenger at the Krakow airport, which, in view of the current statistics, shows the realities of the aviation sector today," said the president of the airport.

In addition, it should be expected that the coming weeks will be even more difficult due to the re-introduced sanitary restrictions in many countries and declining demand.

"That is why, at every airport, difficult decisions are made to reduce the cost base in order to meet the challenges and problems that we all face today," added the Italian.

Kraków Airport is the second largest airport in Poland in terms of the number of passengers served and the largest regional airport. Last year, it welcomed over 8.4 million travelers.

The facility was closed from mid-March to June 1 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Since then, the airport has been rebuilding the passenger statistics from month to month - while in June there were 14.4 thousand of them, in the record-breaking August - over 309.1 thousand. September was already weaker, with over 247 thousand. passengers served.

In the winter flight schedule, which has been in force since the last weekend of October, Krakow airport has 90 connections to 65 airports. They are offered by 15 airlines. (PAP)

author: Rafał Grzyb

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