As it was announced this week, Krakow Airport will have a new link between a runway and an area where planes are waiting for its scheduled turn. The improvement makes Balice more safe and let us operate more flights. For example a new one directly to Trapani, Sicily.

A building company which is responsible for the airport reconstruction undertook also to raise three additional “plane-stops” for a C-class aircraft (Boeing 737 like) and a special depot where planes could stay for de-icing.

After the renovation an area of Balice Airport is being expected to be more than 30 000 square meters. There is no doubt – Krakow is prepared better and better for visitors come to see the town.

But this is not the end of good news from the airport. Thanks to Irish Ryanair it will be possible to fly directly from Cracow to Sicily. Unfortunately not Alaskan one, but we think Italy is also very nice part of the world. A connection to Trapani, a city located on North-West coast of an island, starts from 4th May 2010. Flights are scheduled twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays).

It’s good to recall that Ryanair is opening also direct connections from Balice Airport in Krakow to Roma-Ciampino (it’s starting on 3rd March) and Leeds-Bradford (since 25th March). As Irish company’s agents promise Ryanair is looking towards Scandinavia too to threaten Norwegian, the biggest player who is operating flights from Krakow to Oslo.

Competition means lower prices so we strongly support it.

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