Centralny Port Komunikacyjny (CPK Airport) is on its way to becoming a unique international transportation hub.
In a statement released on September 3, CPK announced that a comprehensive approach will be adopted to ensure that CPK Airport effectively meets the needs of Polish residents and international travellers. As a result, the airport recently made a public document that concisely summarises the Airport’s Comprehensive Master Plan.
The same said that this development covers everything, including the principles of sustainability and the stages of presentation and development for essential areas such as airside, passenger terminal, railway station, ground area, cargo area, MRO area, and various other aspects of infrastructure.
“Only one of Poland’s 15 public airports – Katowice Airport has published its current master plan online. For comparison: in the United Kingdom, 30 airports provide such documents, and their development is preceded by detailed environmental studies and extensive public consultations, as in the case of CPK,” the statement reads.
In this regard, the Director of the Department of Environmental Analysis and Location of the Airport Subprogram at CPK, Jaroslaw Bodulski, also emphasised that sustainability is a main concern within the CPK project.
According to him, CPK has diligently integrated sustainable design and construction practices into every aspect of the project since its inception. This commitment to sustainability underscores CPK’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact and serves as a model for responsible development in the aviation industry.
According to the airport, pursuing green building certifications such as BREEAM Infrastructure (at an Excellent level for Airport infrastructure) and BREEAM New Construction (at an Excellent level for Terminal) demonstrates a strong commitment to environmentally responsible practices. Thus, if successfully achieved, CPK would set a significant milestone as the first project in Poland and potentially Central and Eastern Europe to achieve these prestigious certifications.
The advantage of CPK’s greenfield status also offers a unique opportunity not only to build a new airport but also to envision and create an airport and rail system that is environmentally friendly from its inception.
When CPK opens its doors, the objective is to operate entirely on renewable energy sources, setting a high standard for sustainable infrastructure development and furthering the global commitment to reducing carbon emissions in the aviation industry. Such efforts demonstrate CPK’s leadership in shaping a more sustainable and responsible future for transportation in the region and beyond.