Lodz Airport Mini Guide
Why Should I Consider a Cheap Flight to Lodz?
If you’re looking for an unusual city break, consider Lodz. It’s an industrial city but its heritage, dating from the time of the industrial revolution, has left it with fine architecture to rival that of Paris or Vienna. It has the longest commercial street in Europe in Piotrkowska Street which positively drips with 19th century classic architecture. Lodz also has chilling reminders of the horrors of war and of genocide with the Jewish cemetery being the largest in Europe and the Litzmannstadt Ghetto perpetuating the memory of the thousands of Jewish citizens herded there to be worked to the death by their Nazi masters.
What’s the Best way of Getting to Lodz?
Lodz Airport accepts many flights from the UK; in fact UK flights make up over half of the flights that land there. Ryanair and Wizzair, both budget airlines, have routes from many regional airports reducing the cost of transport for adventurous tourists. Rhino offer low cost car hire at the airport to further stretch your holiday budget and you can pre-book your car hire at unbeatable rates from this page. Alternatives include taking the local bus for the three mile journey to the city centre or a taxi.
What is the Airport Like?
Lodz’s proximity to the country’s capital, Warsaw, and its status as an industrial city, meant that it suffered a decline in traffic after the end of the Second World War and eventually closed in the 50s. Major works at the airport and a concerted effort to bring budget airlines to the city led to it reopening just fifteen years ago since when it has been treated to a new terminal building in 2005 and an extension to the runway two years later. It’s still one of the smallest airports in the country compared to the size of the city it serves but is expected to grow in the next decade.
What Facilities can I Expect When I’m Waiting for my Return Flight?
Sadly facilities are quite limited but don’t forget that this is a particularly small airport. There is a single duty free style shop where only non-EU citizens can benefit from the lower prices on mainly Polish vodka and Polish cigarettes. There is a small café/bar serving drinks plus light snacks and little else. The hope is that further expansion of the airport will see what is an international airport, gain more of the facilities which are associated with airports of its type.
Lodz Airport (airport code LCJ) is one of the oldest airports in Poland having been operating since 1925. It serves the city of Lodz and surrounding areas. Lodz airport is located very much in the centre of Poland.
Lodz Airport has undergone many changes over the years having been occupied by the Nazis during World War II and then experiencing a drop in passenger traffic afterwards. The airport took a while to get going again but by 1997 a new passenger terminal had been opened. Currently nearly 400,000 passengers use Lodz Airport on an annual basis many of whom arriving using car hire at Lodz Airport.