More about Krakow Balice
The airport was opened in 1968 and in 1995 gained the name “John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice”. Todays owner of the airport is “Międzynarodowy Port Lotniczy Kraków-Balice”. The Krakow airport offers high quality services and security of the best world standards. It introduces new direct connections, their numbers are increasing and the passengers have convenient options for quick connection to the world. The airport has two terminals, one for domestic flights and the other for international travel. In total there are about three million passengers a year and up to 3,500 tonnes air freight are handled. Passengers fly to mainly European cities and national areas. The most popular destinations are Stuttgart, Paris, Belfast, Edinburgh, Dusseldorf, Copenhagen, Munich and the intercontinental destinations are Chicago and New York. There is also a regular connection to the Warsaw airport. On the Balice airport operate the world’s biggest airlines. Among them are LOT, Ryanair, easyJet, Air Berlin, Lufthansa and German Wings. Flights to London last about two and a half hours, and in case of intercontinental flight to New York you have to be prepared for a flight about 15 hours long. In both terminals there is also an information where all questions about the flight, travel and reservations are answered.
At the Krakow airport there are numerous restaurants, bars and cafes. In the international terminal those are located on the first level. You can find there a variety of internationally and nationally food and beverages. In addition, there are some cafes where is offered a large selection of coffees and teas. Also in the national terminal you have the opportunity to take a small snack. The airport Krakow provides the shopping opportunity. In both terminals, but especially in international relations, there are jewelery, perfume, food, tobacco and souvenir shops. Behind the security fences are available some duty-free shops. There are perfume, drinks, accessories and local produced popular shopping goods. The goods are relatively cheap, because they are available tax-free.