Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport
Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport is an international airport located 12 km northwest of Gdańsk, Poland, not far from the city centres of the Tricity metropolitan area: Gdańsk, Sopot and Gdynia. Since 2004 the airport has been named after Lech Wałęsa, the former Polish president.
The first Polish airport built completely from scratch was launched on May 2nd 1974 in Gdansk-Rębiechowo. Located on the Wysoczyzna Kaszubska upland, 10 kilometres west of Gdansk and 23 kilometres south of Gdynia, and occupying 240 ha, it created significant market potential for the servicing of air transport. Alongside the political and industrial changes the airport changed, too.
From April 30th 1993, the Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport company was transformed into a profit-oriented commercial company with an organisational structure fully complying with those that govern business activity in European Union countries. The introduction of market principles in the Polish economy also influenced the last transformation of the infrastructure.
In order to raise the quality of the services provided and to meet the requirements of passengers and carriers, a new passenger terminal was built according to European standards. In the Millenium year when Gdansk celebrated its 1,000th anniversary, on August 4th 1997, the first passenger was cleared in the new terminal. Today, Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport is a part of the national, international and global transportation network. Being the third largest airport in Poland it serves as an auxiliary airport for Warsaw.
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