|Name (city):||Lech Walesa|
Opened in 1974, Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport (IATA: GDN, ICAO: EPGD) is located 10 kilometres from the centre of Gdansk and close to Sopot and Gdynia, The Three Cities metropolis over the Baltic Sea. It is named after Lech Walesa, a Leader of Solidarity Labour Union and later a President of Poland, who played a great role in the turnover of communism and retrieval of democracy in Poland and Eastern Europe.
There are several airlines regularly operating from Gdansk, including LOT, Norwegian, Ryanair, SAS, Wizzair and Lufthansa, and the chartered flight offer is also significant.
The aerodrome has one runway (2800m x 45m), equipped with ILS/DME Cat. I for runway 29, VOR/DME for runway 11 and RNAV GNSS aaproaches for both. The one and only terminal handled 1 910 456 passengers (and 31.000 operations) in 2009, which made it the fourth Polish airport regarding passenger throughput.
Currently development works including construction of new taxiways to eliminate the necessity of backtrack taxing, extension of the apron and erection of a new passenger terminal have been completed. The developments allow the throughput of 5 million passengers per year and increase the number of aircraft operations for 12 to 30 per hour.
Lech Walesa Airport is a controlled aerodrome, with its own Approach Radar, as well as published standard arrival and departure routes. Most landings, due to predominant western winds, are performed via ILS approach RWY29, otherwise non-precision approach VORD/DME 11 can be used, as well as RNAV GNSS for both directions.
|Transition altitude:||6500 ft.|
|EPGD Online stations|
|Number||Course||Length||Elevation||Lat||Lon||ILS||ILS freq||ILS FAC||GP|
|11||108°||9186ft / 2800 m||451ft||54.381067||18.45205||✘||-||-||3.0°|
|29||288°||9186ft / 2800 m||488ft||54.371267||18.491717||✓||110.3||288°||2.9°|