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Copernicus Airport Wrocław
Port Lotniczy Wrocław im. Mikołaja Kopernika
IATA: WRO – ICAO: EPWR
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Wrocław Airport Company
Location Wrocław
Hub for
  • Wizz Air
Elevation AMSL 123 m / 404 ft
Coordinates 51°06′10″N 016°53′09″E / 51.10278°N 16.88583°E / 51.10278; 16.88583 (Copernicus Airport Wrocław)Coordinates: 51°06′10″N 016°53′09″E / 51.10278°N 16.88583°E / 51.10278; 16.88583 (Copernicus Airport Wrocław)
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,500 8,202 Concrete/Asphalt
Source: polish AIP at EUROCONTROL

Copernicus Airport Wrocław (Polish: Port Lotniczy Wrocław im. Mikołaja Kopernika) (IATA: WRO, ICAO: EPWR) is an international commercial airport in Wrocław in southwestern Poland. The airport is located 10 km (6.2 mi) southwest of the city centre. It has one runway, one passenger terminal (with separate domestic and international sections) and one cargo terminal.

History

The airport was built in 1938 for German military purposes before World War II. It was operated briefly by Soviet forces following the war before being used for civilian purposes in 1945. Services were operated to Warsaw, Łódź, Poznań and Katowice. By 1992 destinations also included Krakow, Rzeszów, Gdańsk, Szczecin and Koszalin.

'Port Lotniczy Wrocław S. A.' was established as a company in January 1992 and Wrocław airport assets operated by the state owned Polish Airports authority were transferred to the company in January 1993.

The first international flights were inaugurated in January 1993, serving Frankfurt, Germany. Significant airport improvements have been completed in recent years. A new international departures terminal was opened in May 1997 followed by a new domestic terminal in November 1998. A cargo terminal, international arrivals hall, and installation of a new meteorological system were completed in 1999; new fire station and apron extensions in 2000; new air traffic control tower and duty free area in 2001.

On December 6, 2005 the airport was renamed after the famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (in Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik). The airport's new name is Copernicus Airport Wrocław (Port Lotniczy Wrocław im. Mikołaja Kopernika). Terminal extensions were officially opened on the same day, increasing the airport's capacity to 750,000 passengers per year. This capacity was quickly exceeded by several hundred thousand (in the first 9 months of 2007 the airport served 972,505 passengers) so the existing terminal space was expanded by 1,900 m² to alleviate some of the congestion, but more importantly make the terminal facilities conform to the requirements of the Schengen Agreement, which was implemented at Poland's airports on 31 March 2008.

Development plans

On 19 July 2006 the architectural firm JSK was chosen to design a significant airport expansion. This includes plans for a new passenger terminal (eventually, after several stages of expansion, the airport will be able to handle 7 million passengers yearly), a runway extension to 3,000 m (9,843 ft), and assorted taxiway, apron and navigation equipment improvements. Also, car parking will be expanded to 1,000 spaces, and a conference centre with a hotel will be built on site. The first stage, increasing the passenger capacity to 2 million yearly, is expected to be completed by 2010.

Airport facilities

Terminals

The airport operates modern domestic, international and cargo terminals. The international terminal contains a duty free area in the international departures hall. The cargo terminal, located beside the fire station and air traffic control tower, west of the passenger terminals, has a storage area of 3,300 m (36,000 sq ft), a bonded warehouse, freezer and radioactive materials warehouse.

Airlines and destinations


Aircraft at stands
Aircraft at stands

Wizz Air Airbus 320 at stand
Wizz Air Airbus 320 at stand
Airlines Destinations
Bulgarian Air Charter Varna [seasonal]
Jet Air Gdańsk, Warsaw
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw
LOT Polish Airlines operated by EuroLOT Frankfurt, Munich, Warsaw
Lufthansa Regional operated by Augsburg Airways Munich
Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings Düsseldorf, Frankfurt
Ryanair Alicante, Bologna, Bristol, Brussels-Charleroi, Dublin, East Midlands, Frankfurt-Hahn, Girona, Glasgow-Prestwick, Liverpool, London-Stansted, Malaga [seasonal], Milan-Orio al Serio, Oslo-Rygge, Rome-Ciampino, Shannon, Weeze
Wizz Air Bourgas [seasonal], Cork, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Forli, London-Luton, Oslo-Torp, Paris-Beauvais


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General Info
Country Poland
ICAO ID EPWR
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 51.102683
51° 06' 09.66" N
Longitude 16.885836
016° 53' 09.01" E
Elevation 404 feet
123 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 003° E (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Near City Wroclaw
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October


Communications
WROCLAW TWR 127.225


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
12/30 8202 x 197 feet
2500 x 60 meters
CONCRETE. 057FBXT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME TRZ TRZEBNICA 083X 113.6 9.9 NM 212.1
NDB HG WROCLAW - 525 2.8 NM 293.8


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1+, Jet A1 with icing inhibitor.


Remarks
FUEL A1 (Wroclaw Airport, fone C 48 71 358 1329) (NC-100LL)



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