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EPKK Kraków Balice X         

Released February 2012

 

 

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EPKK Kraków Balice 2012 X is a detailed scenery of EPKK Kraków Balice airport and Kraków City in Poland.

 

John Paul II International Airport 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 approach 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.

 

 

Installation:

  • The installation is fully automatic

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

 

Scenery features:

  • Detailed EPKK airport and the city of Kraków with high quality photoreal ground

  • 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

  • Detailed autogen and mesh for the whole area

  • Famous landmarks

  • Custom charts and a manual are included

  • Aerosoft's Airport Enhancement Services (AES) compatible

 

Compatibility:

  • The product is compatible with UTX and VFR Poland.

  • May not be compatible with products released later than 2012 

 

Seasonal textures:

  • Winter textures can be installed via the installer.

 

Demo:

  • 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.

 

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