Located in the major city of Wroclaw in the south-west of Poland, Copernicus Airport Wroclaw serves both the city and its surrounding area as a major transport hub of the country, located only 13 kilometres from the city centre. It offers both domestic and international flights with one runway and two passenger terminals, which almost 2.5 million visitors pass through every year. It operates most major European airlines including Eurowings and Ryanair, with flights travelling to such cities as Belfast, Dusseldorf and Madrid, along with many others.
In addition to standard airport facilities, like check-in counters, departure halls and luggage counters, Copernicus Airport Wroclaw offers other practical services including a post office, prayer rooms, travel agents and currency exchange. In the clean and open space inside the terminal, visitors can relax while waiting for flights in the comfortable lounges or upgrade to VIP services that include executive lounges, fast track access and luxurious facilities. There are also entertaining services like duty-free shops, selling a range of items from Polish souvenirs to books to electronics. Or visitors can enjoy a meal while they wait at the airport restaurants, or simply relax with a coffee or refreshment in one of the cafes or bars.
There is a specific bus service that runs between Copernicus Airport Wroclaw and the city centre, which is a simple and easy way for visitors to reach downtown Wroclaw. It leaves regularly, and the journey takes about 40 minutes. Alternative transport options include taxis or renting a car, and the airport has rental car services available for visitors in the arrival terminal.
Built in 1938, Copernicus Airport Wroclaw was originally used as a German military base during World War II before becoming a civilian airport in 1945, originally offering only domestic flights. The first international flight was in 1993 to Frankfurt, Germany and its international terminal rapidly developed under frequent modernisation projects. It gained its current name in 2005, after the astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, who once studied in Wroclaw.