According to the data of the Civil Aviation Office (ULC), as many as 27 local governments want to build new airports. The most ambitious ones are: Niedzwiada (near Lublin) and Modlin (near Warsaw) - which both plan to build airports which could serve 2 million passengers. Five other locations only aspire to the role of a small domestic port. Air traffic in Poland is systematically growing - in the last two years by 30 percent a year. The ULC analysts assess that the passenger traffic potential may reach 34 million passengers a year, which would make the market value amount to ZL24bn. According to the industry representatives,local governments are not living in the real world. Rebuilding an existing airport costs about ZL200m, and building one from scratch is twice as expensive. During the first years, the losses would have to be subsided until the airports reach profitability, which could be guaranteed with 200,000 passengers a year.
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