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Address: ul. Slowackiego 200, 80-298 Gdansk, Poland
IATA Airport Code: GDN
ICAO Airport Code: EPGD
Alias: Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport
Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport Is The Third Largest Air Terminal In Poland
Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport (IATA: GDN) is the international airport of the city of Gdansk in Poland; it is close to the Tricity metropolitan area. Named after former Polish President Lech Walesa, you will see the airport logo that is Walesa’s signature, a stylized “W” on the terminal wall.
Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport serves the Polish state of Pomerania, which includes the Tri-Cities (Gdansk, Sopot, and Gdynia). Since 2004, this airport has been named after Lech Walesa, the former president of Polonia. It is considered the third airport in the country by the number of passengers it receives per year.
This airport was opened in 1974 near the town of Rebiechowo and replaced the previous airport that was located in the center of the suburbs of Wrzeszcz. Since 1993, the airport has operated as a private company. It is used as an alternative airport to Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport in emergency or bad weather.
Gdansk Lech Walesa International Airport is located in northern Poland, near the Tricity. It is 12 km (7.5 miles) from Gdansk, 10 km (6.2 miles) from Sopot, and 23 km (14 miles) from Gdynia.
The airport has a public transport service that connects it with the following places:
• To Gdansk-Center, with route 210 via Gdansk-Wrzeszcz, Gdansk main train station, Old Town.
• To Gdansk-Wrzeszcz, route 110 to Gdansk-Wrzeszcz train station.
• To Gdynia, Route 510 to Gdynia-Redlowo Railway Station, Gdynia’s main railway station.
• To Sopot, route 122, Kamienny Potok railway station via Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz
There is also a N3 night bus that runs to Gdańsk-Wrzeszcz Train Station and Gdańsk Main Train Station. PKM is the Pomeranian Metropolitan Railway and connects Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport with Wrzeszcz, the center of Gdansk and Gdynia Glowna Train Station.
They also offer you a taxi service available in the arrivals hall; it is the fastest way to get to the center of Gdansk. Additionally, you can also rent a car, the offices are in Terminal 2, and the available companies are Budget, Express, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, and Enterprise.
Gdansk Lech Walesa International Airport has a single asphalt and concrete runway. The runway is in the direction of 11/29 and is 2,800 meters (9,200 feet) long. It has a modern ILS CAT II that allows planes to land in cloudy weather.
The runway has eight exit streets that lead to 5 parking platforms. It allows parking of 18 medium-size aircraft such as Airbus321 and Boeing 737.
The Gdansk Lech Walesa International Airport has two passenger terminals that are: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 was built in 1993 and is used for departures to countries not in the Schengen area (boarding controls and passports). This terminal is connected to terminal 2 through a jumper.
Terminal 2 was inaugurated in 2012 for Euro2012. It is the newest and most modern terminal; it has all the services for the comfort of the passengers.
The main airlines that use this airport frequently are:
• British Airways
• Enter Air
• LOT Polish Airlines
• Norwegian Air Shuttle
• Onur Air
• Pegasus Airlines
• Scandinavian Airlines
• Swiss International Air Lines
• Wizz Air
The most frequent destinations are Heraklion, London, Tirana, Antalya, Burgas, Kos, Varna, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Kalamata, Dublin, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Malta, Manchester, Santorini, Vienna, Pisa, Oslo, Zürich, Barcelona, and many more.
For 2019, the airport handled about 5.4 million passengers, while for 2020, it served about 1.7 million passengers.
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