Located in the second largest city of Poland, John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice is served well by several domestic and international airline companies. The airport serves as a hub for LOT Polish Airlines. The Polish flag carrier links the historic city of Krakow with several important European cities. By ofering direct flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, LOT Polish Airlines takes customers to the French capital city. Operating non-stop trips to Frankfurt and Vienna, LOT Polish Airlines invites passengers to some of the most important cities in Central Europe. These international flights operated by Poland’s flag carrier take off from the Terminal 1 building at John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice.
LOT Polish Airlines also connects Krakow with Poland’s capital city. This major domestic carrier transfers passengers to Warsaw Chopin Airport, which is the busiest airport in Poland. The flights to the Polish capital city take off from Terminal 2, which is designated exclusively for domestic service at John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice.
Another major Polish airline company that is based in John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice is EuroLOT. This modest size regional airline specializes in short-distance flights within Europe. All year long, EuroLOT operates non-stop journeys to Amsterdam and Zurich. On a seasonal basis, this Polish airline also takes customers to the Croatian resort city Dubrovnik and historic Italian city Verona. Besides LOT Polish Airlines, EuroLOT is the only airline that offers domestic flights at Krakow’s main airport. Gdnask, Poznan, and Szczecin are major cities that are accessible via this regional Polish airline. Passengers can board these domestic EuroLOT flights from Terminal 2.
Ryanair is the busiest company at John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice. This Irish company is known as Europe’s largest low-cost carrier. Ryanair links Poland’s second largest city with major European cities such as Brussels, Eindhoven, Madrid, Oslo, Rome, and Stockholm. The Irish carrier also operates direct routes to major British destinations including Birmingham, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Leeds, London, and Manchester. The large Irish cities of Cork and Dublin are also on the Ryanair schedule. This major low-cost airline also takes Krakow’s tourists to resort destinations in southern Europe such as Malaga, Malta and Paphos. All Ryanair flights are handled in Terminal 1.
The large British airline EasyJet connects Krakow to major U.K. destinations such as Belfast, Bristol, Edinburgh, London, and Liverpool. Other major airlines serving John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice include Austrian Airlines, Aeroflot, Finnair, Lufthansa, and Norwegian Air Shuttle.