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Saturday, February 24, 2024

TRAVEL TO LEARN

Aashruti Tripathy is a 27-year-old student from Nepal, who came to Poland for an Erasmus Mundus master’s scholarship at the University of Łódź. She...

Italian Masters

The Wawel Royal Castle in Kraków announced that the exceptional work of the Renaissance master Giovanni Bellini – “Madonna and Child”, will join the...

The Iron Claw

Sean Durkin, an independent film director and producer known from the critically acclaimed “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “The Nest”, comes back with a...

Polish songs by Aga Zaryan

Polish jazz singer Aga Zaryan will give an unusual performance at Szczecin Philharmonic, showing a completely new side of her artistic expression. The repertoire...

Memento Mori

Depeche Mode extended its Memento Mori international tour and after concerts in Europe, Mexico, Canada and the USA, announced 29 new performances in Europe...

CPK Baggage Handling Tender

Centralny Port Komunikacyjny – CPK (also called Solidarity Transport Hub) has launched a tender for design, delivery and implementation of the Baggage Handling System (BHS) for CPK airport to be erected 37 km west of Warsaw. Applications may be filed by 12 February and CPK invites companies that in the last 25 years have launched BHS in airports with yearly capacity of over 30 million passengers. BHS is the heart of every airport ensuring not only quick baggage transfer, but also minimum losses. To reduce the number of losses CPK has reviewed solutions used at its strategic advisor Incheon Airport in Seoul, South Korea, where rates for lost baggage amount to only one in a million. 
CPK airport expected to cost about € 8b will be the greatest CEE hub integrating air, rail and road transport to reach the largest Polish cities in less than 2.5 hours. According to IATA, it may serve 40 million passengers per year by 2040 with two runways operational in 2028. Its strategic investor is Vinci Airports and IFM Global Infrastructure Fund, the master architect is Foster Partners and Buro Happold, the master civil engineer is Dar (Lebanon–US) and the airport systems integrator is IDOM (Spain). Works are on schedule, the concept design of the passenger terminal was presented in July 2023 (photo). CPK also intends to construct 2000 km of new railways in Poland.

Marek Gizmajer
Marek Gizmajer
High-tech journalist
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