The top cargo airports in Poland are airports that handle a large volume of cargo transport. As airport infrastructure develops and new opportunities are created, the list of top cargo airports changes.
Top cargo airports in Poland
5. Wrocław Airport (WRO)
Wroclaw Airport (WRO) is in the top 5 in Poland in terms of passenger traffic and air operations performed. It has one general terminal, one international passenger terminal, and one cargo terminal. The facilities at the cargo terminal in Wroclaw include:
- radioactive materials warehouse
- bonded warehouse
- high storage—up to 6 meters
- other special equipment.
Handled cargo on board (kg) in 2022: 2.1 m
Y-o-y growth rates 2021/2022: 21.2%
4. Airport Gdańsk (GDN)
Airport Gdansk (GDN) is the main port in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. It is the fourth busiest and largest airport in Poland. There are over 20 specialized forwarding companies and customs agencies operating at the Gdansk airport, including airlines such as DHL, TNT, and FedEx. The airport is licensed to handle hazardous materials.
Handled cargo on board (kg) in 2022: 9.7 m
Y-o-y growth rates 2021/2022: 7.3%
3. Katowice Airport (KTW)
Katowice Airport (KTW) is a regional airport for the entire Silesian Voivodeship. This airport is the highest-located civil airport in Poland. In terms of the volume of cargo and passenger traffic, it is one of the biggest. Katowice Airport has three passenger terminals and one cargo terminal. The warehouse space is 9,800 m2. The largest airlines (DHL, TNT, FedEx) provide routes to/from Germany, France, Belgium, and Romania, as well as domestic routes.
Handled cargo on board (kg) in 2022: 33.3 m (including transit)
Y-o-y growth rates 2021/2022: 40.7%
2. Rzeszów Airport (RZE)
Rzeszow Airport (RZE) is an airport handling mainly passenger traffic. One of the two terminals handles cargo, and transshipment is growing year by year. At the airport, there is a warehouse, cold store, and freezer. All sorts of goods can be handled, like DGR (hazardous goods), AVI (live animals), PER (perishable), VAL (valuable), battery shipments, etc. The airport saw the biggest increase in freight traffic of any on the list and moved up to second place in the ranks of the busiest cargo hubs in Poland.
Handled cargo on board (kg) in 2022: 44.3 m
Y-o-y growth rates 2021/2022: 3444.1%
1. Chopin Airport (WAW)
Chopin Airport (WAW) is the largest airport in Poland and at the same time one of the largest in Central Europe. This capital airport is the busiest Polish airport, handling more than twice as much cargo as the leading contender to replace it. Companies at the airport handle, among others, VAL, PER, CTR (in the cold chain), DG, and AVI shipments.
Cargo airlines at the Chopin Airport ship domestically, within Europe, to/from Asia and North America:
Handled cargo on board (kg) in 2022: 101.7 m
Y-o-y growth rates 2021/2022: 4.4%