Lublin Airport (PLL) company is established.
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".
Port Lotniczy Lublin SA company purchases the first property for the construction of a regional civil airport in Wólka commune.
A British company Airport Strategy and Marketing (ASM) conducts a preliminary Market Feasibility Study.
The competition for architectural and urban design of the future airport is opened.
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.
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.
The demolition of buildings on the grounds of the future civil airport begins.
First buildings are demolished.
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.
Lublin authorities contribute with further 125 ha of land in Świdnik.
Tender for the construction of the new airport is announced.
The WWII quarters are uncovered as a result of moving a war cemetery from the site.
The area is cleared of mines and the land inspection and clearance certificate is issued.
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)".
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.
Signing of erection act and consecration of the building site mark the official start of the development of Lublin Airport.
The 100-hectares-wide deforestation is finally over and removal of roots begins.
The contract for the construction of apron is signed.
The contract for installation of the DVOR radio navigation system is signed with PAŻP (Polish Air Navigation Services Agency).
The contract for installation of lighting and draining systems is signed.
The construction of 4-hectares-wide apron is finished; building of the terminal, airport fire station and technical building begins.
PLL SA obtains approval for establishing civil airport for public use, with reference code 4D.
Topping out of the terminal building.
Signing the contract with WizzAir.
Signing the contract with Ryanair.
Lublin Airport obtains approval for use for the airport buildings.
The terminal building, fire station and technical building, apron, runway and taxiways are commissioned.
The Lublin Airport landed first Airbus A319 Lufthansa to Frankfurt. Lublin -Frankfurt route will be operated two times a week - on Thursdays and Sundays.
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.
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.