In Poland, there are 6 major international airports: Warsaw Airport of Frederic Chopin (WAW), Krakow Airport of John Paul II (KRK), Poznan International Airport (POZ), Gdansk Airport of Lech Walesa (GDN), Katowice International Airport (KAT), and Wroclaw International Airport (WRO). Airport in Warsaw is considered to be the main air transport hub in Central and Eastern Europe. In the halls of Warsaw airport are located banking and post offices, as well as currency exchange offices, restaurants, snack kiosks, etc. In general, all major Polish airports have a high level of service, as well as developed infrastructure and the opportunity to receive large numbers of passengers.
The main Polish national airline is PLL LOT. With a modern fleet of aircrafts, as well as high-quality of service, it takes a worthy place in the field of civil aviation in the world.
In Poland operate some major international carriers such as: Lufthansa, British Airways, Austrian Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, SAS, Air France, Aeroflot and Alitalia.
As well as budget airlines: Skyeurope, Wizzair, Easy Jet, Air Berlin, Centralwings, Germanwings, AirEuropa, Ryanair.
Poland is a member of the European Civil Aviation Conference and the European Organization for the Safety of Air Fleet. Participation in various programs of these organizations ensures the reliability of Polish Airlines, as well as improves their image among the world's largest airlines.
Despite the crisis, Poland is among the fastest growing aviation markets in the world, and plans to devote to the modernization of existing airports in the country more than 1.1 billion dollars by 2012, mainly due to the European Football Championship 2012.
Most of Polish airports carry out both international and domestic flights. In addition to the five major airports the country has a sufficient number of smaller airports; in small towns mostly operate budget airlines. All major airports are well connected with cities in which they are located. They can be reached by both bus and expresses and railway transport.
Airports in Poland are also located in such towns as Lodz, the Airport of Vladislav Reymont, Szczecin, Rzeszow and Zielona Gora.