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1999

Lublin Airport (PLL) company is established.

2007

Chairman of the Civil Aviation Authority signs a promise to "permit establishment of the Lublin-Świdnik civil airport for public use, with reference code 4D".

2008

March

Port Lotniczy Lublin SA company purchases the first property for the construction of a regional civil airport in Wólka commune.

April

A British company Airport Strategy and Marketing (ASM) conducts a preliminary Market Feasibility Study.

May

The competition for architectural and urban design of the future airport is opened.

June

The European Commission agrees to allocate PLN 296.6 million from public funds for the construction of the Lublin-Świdnik airport. Apart from the European Regional Development Fund, the Lublin-Świdnik airport shall also receive financial support from the state budget and funds of local governments.

August

The competition for architectural design is closed. The competition jury, chaired by architect Stefan Kuryłowicz, announce their decision in the Lublin Crown Tribunal. The airport is to be built according to the design of the Polish-Spanish company Sener-ARE-Polconsult. Polconsult shall design the apron and the runway. Warsaw agency ARE is to supervise the architectural aspects of the undertaking.

November

The demolition of buildings on the grounds of the future civil airport begins.

2009

January

First buildings are demolished.

February

The Lublin Marshal Office receives the Minister's decision to cut out 142 hectares of the so-called hospital wood within the area of the future airport. 118 hectares of the total area are to serve for the runway and airport infrastructure, and 23 hectares for access roads.

March

Lublin authorities contribute with further 125 ha of land in Świdnik.

June

Tender for the construction of the new airport is announced.

August

The WWII quarters are uncovered as a result of moving a war cemetery from the site.

October

The area is cleared of mines and the land inspection and clearance certificate is issued.

2010

August

Environmental approval. Director General for Environmental Protection signs a decision upholding an environmental approval issued by the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection (RDOŚ) in Lublin - Approval defining environmental conditions for the undertaking: "Development of the Regional Airport: Port Lotniczy Lublin SA (Świdnik)".

October

Lublin Voivode, Genowefa Tokarska, signs a "Decision on permitting investment of public-use airport", consisting of 3 elements: building permit, approval of geodetic division and taking possession of properties that had not be bought, pursuant to the special purpose airport act. Krzysztof Grabczuk, Marshal of the Lublin Voivodship, confirms earlier settlement of first four tenders for airport construction. Environmental approval allows the airport authorities to start construction works in October 2010.

November

Signing of erection act and consecration of the building site mark the official start of the development of Lublin Airport.

2011

February

The 100-hectares-wide deforestation is finally over and removal of roots begins.

March

The contract for the construction of apron is signed.

April

The contract for installation of the DVOR radio navigation system is signed with PAŻP (Polish Air Navigation Services Agency).

May

The contract for installation of lighting and draining systems is signed.

October

The construction of 4-hectares-wide apron is finished; building of the terminal, airport fire station and technical building begins.

December

PLL SA obtains approval for establishing civil airport for public use, with reference code 4D.

2012

March

Topping out of the terminal building.

June

Signing the contract with WizzAir.

September

Signing the contract with Ryanair.

October

Lublin Airport obtains approval for use for the airport buildings.

November

The terminal building, fire station and technical building, apron, runway and taxiways are commissioned.

December

  • 12 December - the airport obtains the Airport Certificate and is registered in the Polish Register of Civil Airports. 
  • 14 December - the first train arrives from the Lublin Central Station straight at the airport terminal. 
  • 17 December 2012 - LUBLIN AIRPORT IS OPENED.
  • 17 December - the first landing of a passenger aircraft (charter) at Lublin (B734). Carrier - EnterAir 
  • 17 December - the first landing of a regular passenger plane (B738) – Ryanair – London-Stansted. 
  • 18 December - scheduled connections to London-Luton (WizzAir), Dublin (Ryanair) and Oslo Sandefjord (WizzAir) are opened.

2013

February

  • 9 February - the first tourist charter flight to Egypt.
  • 14 February 4:40 pm - one of the largest transport aircraft, An124-Ruslan lands at Lublin to load two helicopters produced by Agusta Westland PZL Świdnik.

April

  • 1 April - Ryanair launches new destination: Liverpool.
  • 2 April - Lublin Airport receives the "Pillar of Polish Economy 2012" title in a prestigious ranking organised by Puls Biznesu (Business Pulse) daily newspaper and a leading global research agency Millward Brown SMG/KRC.
  • 25 April - "Lubelski Orzeł Biznesu 2012" (Lublin Eagle of Business) award. The airport is awarded in the INVESTMENT OF THE YEAR category.
  • 25 April - passenger no. 50,000.

June

  • 19 June - official opening of the chapel.
  • 20 June - official commissioning and handover of the airport traffic control tower. The tower is equipped with highly advanced tools to inform the pilots about the current situation at the airport.
  • 21 June - Eurolot launches flights to/from Gdańsk.

July

  • 17 July - passenger no. 100,000.

2014

July

The Lublin Airport landed first Airbus A319 Lufthansa to Frankfurt. Lublin -Frankfurt route will be operated two times a week - on Thursdays and Sundays.

2015

May

Wizz Air Lines launched a connecting flight between Stockholm Skavsta and Lublin. Flights from Lublin to Stockholm will operate twice a week - on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

July

Lublin Airport handled half a million passenger. The 500.000. passenger  was Mrs. Elzbieta Slonina who flew from London ( Luton ) on Wizz Air flight to Lublin Airport. Wizz Air & Lublin Airport representatives welcomed Mrs. Slonina  at our airport and presented her with a 500 PLN voucher for airline tickets as well as suitcases from Lublin Airport.

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