Important Dates: the Latest History
11th July 1997
the Company Deed completed: Poznań Airport Ltd. – Port Lotniczy Poznań-Ławica Spółka z o.o. (shareholders: Polish Airports’ State Enterprise, City of Poznań and the State Treasury)
the first year of managing the Airport by the new company with an airport certificate; investments in the infrastructure, beginning of cargo terminal construction, later changed into a passenger terminal; choice of an architect studio (Studio ADS); inauguration of a connection to Hannover
beginning of passenger terminal construction works; modernization and extension of the apron; inauguration of flights to Brussels; an agreement of co-operation with Frankfurt Airport
cargo terminal put into service; inauguration of a connection to Zielona Góra; new passenger terminal put into service (4th November 2001).
inauguration of connections to Vienna and Frankfurt
inauguration of flights to: Cologne/Bonn, Munich, London (the first connection operated by a low-cost carrier called Air Polonia); modernised GA terminal put into service; „Military Air Show”.
inauguration of flights to Brussels and Munich (beginning of Deutsche Lufthansa at Poznań Airport ); obtaining a civil airport certificate by the President of the Civil Aviation Office
2005 - 2007
new flight connections to: London Luton, London Stansted and Dublin, offered by low-cost carriers; gradual further inaugurations, mainly by Wizzair and Ryanair: Liverpool, Stockholm, Barcelona-Girona, Bristol, Dortmund, East Midlands, London Gatwick (British Airways), Edinburgh, Paris-Beauvais, Rom-Ciampino (Centralwings), Cracow (Jetair)
On the Road Nativity – inauguration of annual editions in the passenger terminal (organised by: Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region, the Poznań Philharmonic, POZ Airport Services and the Airport); first edition of the Airport’s magazine for passengers Destination Ławica, now published as Let’s fly
beginnings of Wizz Air operating base; extension of passenger terminal and adjusting to Schengen Treaty conditions; extension of the apron and further development of the route offer
31st July 2008
announcement of up-dated List of individual projects for Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment EU Structural Funds in Poland, Cohesion Fund) Action 6.3 TEN-T air transport network; the project of Poznań Airport infrastructure extension and modernization placed on the basic list; co-financing with the UE financial means amounts to 88,04 million PLN
25th September 2008
for the first time in its history, the Airport handled its millionth passenger within a year
new building of the Airport Rescue and Fire-fighting Brigade put into service
inaugurations of new flight connections: to: Alicante, Barcelona El Prat, Münster/Ostabrück and Prague.
inauguration of the Airport discount programme for charter passengers called LOTNI.pl
28th February 2011
decision on environmental conditions of the undertaking ”Poznań Airport Extension and Modernisation” issued by Regional Director of Environmental Protection
30th March 2011
corporate bonds emission contract signed with Bank Pekao; the sum of 128 million PLN dedicated to cover costs of 2011-2013 investment process
the beginning of passenger terminal extension construction works – the project co-financed by the EU Cohesion Fund within the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment; symbolic foundation stone set on 7th October 2011
the beginning of airside infrastructure extension constriction works – project co-financed the EU Cohesion Fund within the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment
launching of new Airport logo and visual identification
8th May 2012
official opening ceremony of extended airside infrastructure – new parallel taxiway and new aircraft stands
28th May 2012
official opening ceremony of extended passenger terminal – new arrival hall and future main hall with check-in desks
22nd June 2012
the signing of the grant agreement for project entitled "Poznan Airport - Expansion and modernization of airport infrastructure" (a key individual project) under the Operational Programme: Infrastructure and Environment for the years 2007-2013, Priority VI: Road and air transport network TEN-T, 6.3: Development of the TEN-T Network.
handling intensified traffic connected with UEFA EURO 2012™; the highest number of passengers handled in one day: 11 369 on 19th June 2012
continuation of passenger terminal extension construction works – new luggage transportation system and departure hall extension
23rd November 2012
annoucement of the updated List of individual projects for the Operational Programme Infrastructure and Environment (Cohesion Fund of the European Union), 6.3: Development of the aviation network TEN-T; co-financing the Project entitled: "Poznan Airport - Expansion and modernization of airport infrastructure" from the EU investment is 112,04 million PLN.