‘Polish Airports’ State Enterprise (PPL) is one of the top aviation infrastructure companies in Poland, taking active part in the shaping and development of this strategic branch of the industry. PPL operates key elements of the state’s infrastructure, propelling the entire air transport services market.
PPL resources include Warsaw Chopin Airport (EPWA) – the biggest Polish airport and one of the biggest airports in Central and Eastern Europe. The airport enjoys hub status, providing access to international transport routes. It constantly maintains and develops operational capacity, attracting airlines that offer long-distance services. Warsaw Chopin Airport is the base of Poland’s national carrier LOT Polish Airlines. In 2016 the airport achieved an almost 40% share in air passenger traffic in Poland, handling 155 thousand operations and serving 12.8 million passengers.
‘Polish Airports’ State Enterprise is also the leading company of the PPL Business Group. The enterprise holds shares in or stocks of 15 airport operating companies:
• Kraków Airport,
• MPL Warszawa-Modlin,
• PL Gdańsk,
• PL Wrocław,
• PL Mazury (Szymany),
• MPL Katowice-Pyrzowice,
• Zielona Góra – Babimost.
PPL own specialist companies providing passenger service and freight and aircraft handling at Polish airports (Welcome Airport Services Sp. z o.o. and Lotniczy Dworzec Towarowy Wrocław Sp. z o.o.) and companies conducting non-aviation activity: Chopin Airport Development Sp. z o.o. – hotel services and ACS Sp. z o.o. – passenger and baggage screening and security at airports.
PPL operates according to the highest international standards, in line with corporate governance principles set out in PPL strategic documents and Business Ethics Code and Anti-Fraud Policy. The enterprise is owned by the State Treasury and supervised by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction. ‘Polish Airports’ State Enterprise is subject to regulations imposed by Civil Aviation Authority and International Civil Aviation Organization – ICAO. PPL operates based on the provisions of the Act of 23 October 1987 on ‘Polish Airports’ state enterprise (Journal of Laws of 1987, No 33, item 185).