Szczecin-Goleniów Airport “Solidarność” (Polish: Port Lotniczy Szczecin-Goleniów im. NSZZ “Solidarność”) (IATA: SZZ, ICAO: EPSC) is the main domestic and international airport serving the city of Szczecin, situated in the north west of Poland.
The airport is located 45 km, 28 miles north east of the city, near to the town of Goleniów, in the village of Glewice. About 1.6 million residents live within its catchment area.
Szczecin-Goleniów Airport was constructed between 1953 and 1956 at the height of the Cold War, 5 km, 3.1 miles east of Goleniów. It was constructed as a standard military airport with a 1,800m × 45m (5,906 ft × 148 ft) runway and basic airport infrastructure with hangars and an air traffic control tower.
In 1967, the civilian airport at Dąbie was relocated to the site and named Port Lotniczy Szczecin-Goleniów and in 1976/77 the runway was extended to 2,500m (8,202 ft) with a new passenger terminal constructed. Improvements to the runway and the main apron were undertaken in 1998. The airport’s electricity supply together with the runway and approach lighting was upgraded in 1999 and a new passenger terminal was opened in 2001 with further expansion works on the terminal in 2005/2006. Construction commenced on a new air traffic control tower in 2004, finished by the end of 2005. In April 2006 the airport was renamed in memory of the “Solidarność” trade union.
Currently international flights operate to Hamburg (Germany), Oslo (Sweden), Dublin (Ireland), Liverpool and Standstead London, as well as internal fights to Warsaw. There are also many charter services that operate out of Szczecin-Goleniów “Solidarność” Airport.
Szczecin-Goleniów “Solidarność” Airport – Poland Travel Guide