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Lecha Walesy Airport

Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport
Port Lotniczy Gdańsk im. Lecha Wałęsy
Passenger terminal façade with airport logo incorporating Lech Wałęsa's signature
Airport type Public
Owner/Operator Port Lotniczy Gdańsk Spółka z.o.o.
Location Gdańsk, Poland
Hub for Wizz Air
Elevation AMSL 149 m / 489 ft
Coordinates 54°22′39″N 018°27′58″E / 54.3775°N 18.46611°E / 54.3775; 18.46611 (Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport)Coordinates: 54°22′39″N 018°27′58″E / 54.3775°N 18.46611°E / 54.3775; 18.46611 (Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport)
Website www.airport.gdansk.pl
Direction Length Surface
m ft
11/29 2,800 9,186 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2007)
Number of Passengers 1,715,758
Aircraft Movements 17,672 (2006)
Source: Polish AIP at EUROCONTROL
Statistics: Airport site and the Office of Civil Aviation

Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport (Polish: Port Lotniczy Gdańsk im. Lecha Wałęsy, formerly Polish: Port Lotniczy Gdańsk-Rębiechowo) (IATA: GDN, ICAO: EPGD) is an international airport located 12 km (7.5 mi) west northwest of Gdańsk, Poland, not far from the city centres of the Tricity metropolitan area: Gdańsk (12 km (7.5 mi)), Sopot (10 km (6.2 mi)) and Gdynia (23 km (14 mi)).

The airport is named after Lech Wałęsa, the former Polish president. On the outside wall of the terminal building one can see the logo of the airport, which is Lech Wałęsa's actual signature, a stylized "W".


The airport opened in 1974 near the village of Rębiechowo (on westernmost land incorporated into the Gdańsk borough of Matarnia in 1973), to replace the previous airport located closer to the city centre in the suburb of Wrzeszcz. The airport acquired its current name in 2004. There was some controversy as to whether the name should be spelled Lech Walesa (without diacritics, but better recognizable in the world) or Lech Wałęsa (with Polish letters, but difficult to write and pronounce for foreigners, the closest English phonetic approximation being "Vawensa").

Model for the new terminal which will open in 2012.
Model for the new terminal which will open in 2012.

In 2006 it served 1,249,780 passengers (an increase of 84% over the previous year). Half of this number were international passengers.

Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport has operated as a private company since 1993. A new terminal was opened in 1997.

Gdańsk Airport can be used as a diversionary airport for Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport in the event of poor weather or emergencies.

There are currently ongoing works to enlarge the airport and build a new Terminal ahead of Euro 2012.

Airlines and destinations

LOT Polish Airlines ERJ-175 landing
LOT Polish Airlines ERJ-175 landing

EuroLOT ATR 72 taxing to stand
EuroLOT ATR 72 taxing to stand

Ryanair Boeing 737-800 taxing
Ryanair Boeing 737-800 taxing

Wizz Air Airbus 320 at stand
Wizz Air Airbus 320 at stand

Wizz Air is the largest airline at the airport. They have 3 Airbus 320 aircraft based there and they serve 19 routes. Ryanair have a large presence at the airport also.

Airlines Destinations
Air Berlin Berlin-Tegel [seasonal]
Iceland Express Reykjavik-Keflavík
Jet Air Kraków, Poznań, Rzeszów, Warsaw, Wrocław, Zielona Góra
LOT Polish Airlines Frankfurt, Munich, Warsaw
LOT operated by EuroLOT Warsaw
Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine Frankfurt, Munich, Düsseldorf
Norwegian Air Shuttle Oslo-Gardermoen
Ryanair Alicante, Birmingham, Bremen, Bristol, Dublin, Edinburgh, Girona, Hahn, Leeds/Bradford [begins 5 November], London-Stansted, Oslo-Rygge, Weeze
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo-Gardermoen
Scandinavian Airlines operated by Cimber Sterling Copenhagen
Wizz Air Bergen, Cologne/Bonn, Cork, Doncaster/Sheffield, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Glasgow-Prestwick, Liverpool, London-Luton, Lübeck, Malmö-Sturup, Milan-Orio al Serio, Oslo-Torp, Paris-Beauvais, Rome-Fiumicino, Stockholm-Skavsta, Turku

Cargo airlines

Airlines Destinations
DHL Aviation operated by Exin Leipzig/Halle

Public transport serving the airport

The following city bus lines connect the airport:

  • to Gdańsk-Centre (Orunia Gościnna), Route [210]http://ztm.gda.pl/rozklady/rozklad-210-11-1.html via Gdańsk-Morena, Gdańsk Main Railway Station, old city.
  • to Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz, Route 110 to Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz Railway Station.
  • to Gdynia, Route 510 to Gdynia-Redłowo Railway Station, Gdynia Main Railway Station.

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General Info
Country Poland
Time UTC+1(+2DT)
Latitude 54.377569
54° 22' 39.25" N
Longitude 18.466222
018° 27' 58.40" E
Elevation 489 feet
149 meters
Magnetic Variation 004° E (01/06)
Near City Gdansk
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October

ATIS 129.625
GDANSK APP 130.875

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
11/29 9186 x 148 feet
2800 x 45 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME KRT KARTUZY 079X 113.2 9.9 NM 060.6
NDB GDA GDANSK - 322 5.0 NM 290.2

Fuel Jet A1+, Jet A1 with icing inhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)

FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)
MISC 7546x328 grass emerg only ldg strip lctd S side of rwy.

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