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EPKK Kraków Balice 2012                 

Released December 2011



Summary of resources for EPKK Kraków products 


EPKK Kraków Balice 2012 is a highly detailed scenery of EPKK Kraków Balice airport and Kraków City in Poland. EPKK Kraków Balice 2012 is a payware scenery however there is a fully functional demo scenery provided that you can use for any online and multiplayer flying.


It took almost a year to develop this scenery and this is probably our most detailed project so far. Thousands of photos were used to create hundrieds of buildings, objects and general feeling of that place. The number of details is very large so there are some tips provided in the manual of how to optimize the performance of the scenery, even for older computers.



John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice (in Polish since 4 September 2007: Kraków Airport im. Jana Pawła II; earlier in Polish: Międzynarodowy Port Lotniczy im. Jana Pawła II Kraków-Balice) (IATA: KRK, ICAO: EPKK) is an international airport located near Kraków, in the village of Balice, 11 km (6.8 mi) west of the city centre, in southern Poland. The airport has one concrete runway, number 07/25, 2550x60m. The airport can handle such a large aircraft as Boeing 747-400.


The airport opened for civil aviation in 1964. EPKK is the second busiest airport in the country after Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. The airport has good growth prospects, as almost 8 million people live within 100 km (62 mi) of it. The airport also has a favourable location on the network of existing and planned motorways in this region of Poland, but it faces stiff competition from the nearby EPKT Katowice International Airport in Pyrzowice and other Polish airports like EPRZ Rzeszów. In 1995 the airport's name was changed from Kraków-Balice Airport to John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice, to honor Pope John Paul II who spent many years of his life in Kraków.


In 2003, when Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair became interested in starting a service from the John Paul II International Airport, the airport authorities refused to reduce the airport fee. In response, the regional authorities of Kraków and Lesser Poland Voivodeship decided to build a new airport near the existing one, using the infrastructure of the military airbase adjacent to the shared runway. Finally an agreement was reached, and the existing airport was opened to Ryanair and other low-cost carriers such as Germanwings, EasyJet and Centralwings. Over the past number of years low cost carrier Ryanair have grown services from Krakow Airport and since May 2010 Ryanair had 20 routes from the airport. The busiest international routes are to London (Gatwick, Stansted, Luton) and Dublin. On 28 August 2007, a Ryanair flight from Shannon suffered a bird strike on its final approch and blew its front tires during landing, resulting in an airport closure for a few hours and requiring an emergency evacuation of the aircraft. There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained no further damage.


For the next 20 years further expantion of the airport is planned. Estimated number of passengers for 2015 is 3,5mln, for 2025 - 6,5 mln.


Included scenery area




  • The installation is fully automatic

  • Please uninstall all versions of included airports you may have installed before, prior to installing this product


Scenery features:

  • Fully compatible with FS2004 only

  • Detailed EPKK airport and the whole city of Kraków with high quality photoreal ground (seasons + night)

  • All roofs covered with snow in the winter time

  • Interiors modelled for the tower (tower view alligned) and the observation deck in the terminal

  • All buildings textured with high quality photoreal textures

  • Custom modelled people, aircrafts and trees

  • Very detailed autogen and mesh for the whole area

  • Famous landmarks

  • Product includes customly designed charts and a manual in PDF format

  • Aerosoft's Airport Enhancement Services (AES) compatible



  • The product is compatible with UT Eastern Europe and VFR Poland.

  • We are not able to guarantee a compatibility with all other add-ons which include this area. If there are some issues, please check the manual or visit our forum.



  • Demo version of EPKK Krakow Balice 2012 is provided. This is a fully functional freeware scenery, perfectly alligned with the full payware version. This ensures no problems with online (VATSIM, IVAO and multiplayer) flying in case some users have the payware scenery and some don't. Most objects are modelled as in the full version but covered with low resolution textures. Demo sceneries are available on our website and on other websites with FS add-ons.


Where to get:

  • Look at the table on the top of this page. There are links to all websites where you can download this product.



  • Our forum supports registered users in English and Polish. Please read Regulations prior to registering.

  • For alternate way of contact please proceed to our Contact section.

  • All feedback and suggestions are welcome!




"In closing, I’d like to tip my hat to Drzewiecki Design for a job well done. I am very much looking forward to the next project from Drzewiecki Design. With the added AES to this airport, it is very much a favorite in my collection."

"I can only recommend for people to buy this state-of-art scenery from Drzewiecki Design, which indeed only costs 20€. With this scenery they did not only found a new group of customers, no, they set a big! I just can say two words: you need to buy this! This scenery is not only a little airfield in Poland, no this is one of the airports you need to have in your collection and I am really looking forward to Drzewiecki Design doing other airports with that amount of details and that performance."

"Fest steht: Die Szenerie ist wunderschön. Egal ob bei Nacht, am Tage, im Winter oder im Sommer. In jeder Flugsituation ist man mit diesem Add-On gut bedient. Der Preis von 20€ mag im ersten Augenblick sehr hoch erscheinen, die Produktfeatures rechtfertigen diesen allerdings. Man bekommt eine grundsolide Szenerie, die in fast allen Punkten gute bis sehr gute Leistungen bringt, weshalb es für mich ein ganz klarer Kauftipp und zu guter letzt “Unsere Empfehlung” ist und man ihr des Öfteren auf eine duftend leckere Krakauer einen Besuch abstatten sollte!"