Kraków John Paul II International Airport in Poland has appointed London-based design specialist The Design Solution (TDS) to transform all of the commercial spaces across the PIG Architekci-designed terminal, which opened in 2016.
One of the fastest-growing regional airports in Europe, Kraków’s masterplan includes the expansion of the terminal building and apron, repositioning the cargo facility and building a new runway. The airport’s management has also put special emphasis on its commercial requirements, in a bid to increase non-aeronautical revenue and create a powerful passenger experience.
“Many European regional airports have experienced strong traffic growth through the rise of the low-cost carriers. Kraków is a powerful example of the challenges that such airports face to simultaneously develop their capacity and ensure that the commercial planning enables them to fully exploit the commercial opportunities provided by that traffic growth,” said Robbie Gill, managing director at The Design Solution.
“We are planning the commercial area at Kraków International as a sinuous street, wide enough to enable us to plan in seating for passengers, promotions, pop-up opportunities and event areas, but narrow enough to enable all passengers to view and shop both sides,” he added.
All works are due for completion in 2026.