The Polish government is rapidly moving forward with plans for Poland’s new mega-airport. Proposed implementing legislation has been prepared and circulated for initial comments, an extensive concept document has been prepared, the office of the project’s plenipotentiary at the Ministry of Infrastructure has taken shape, an advisory council for the project has been appointed, and a tender is being prepared for selection of a consortium to design the project, with such selection to be concluded by the end of 2018.
This major infrastructure project – now officially called Solidarity Airport – Central Transport Hub (abbreviated as CTH) (in Polish: Port Solidarność – Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (abbreviated as CPK)) – involves:
- Construction of a new hub airport 40 km from Warsaw
- Reconfiguration and extension of Poland’s rail network with CTH as its hub
- Extension of the nearby A2 motorway along with numerous ring roads
- Closure of Warsaw’s existing Chopin airport and transfer of its airport functions to CTH
- Development of a new city neighboring CTH
The target date for initial operation is 2027.