Under the wings of the Best Airline in Central and Eastern Europe according to Business Traveller, you can read up-to-the-minute newspapers while being taken care of by the most qualified crew members. You can rest assured that your flight to Katowice with LOT Polish Airlines will be quick and the time well spent in a pleasant atmosphere.
Travelling with LOT Polish Airlines is easy and comfortable! During your direct flights with LOT Polish Airlines, you can fully relax and concentrate on your destination. We will make sure that you get there rested and ready for all challenges awaiting you.
Thanks to LOT Polish Airlines, Katowice is just a moment away. LOT Polish Airlines offer direct flights from Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) to Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport (KTW) from Monday to Friday at 7:30 and 19:45 and every day, except Sundays, at 13:40.
We land at airports which offer an easy access to the city centre. From Katowice-Pyrzowice Airport (KTW), you can reach the heart of Silesian urban complex using the "Linia Lotnisko" bus service or a private bus service.
LOT has developed a new offer for its customers. For passengers who do not want to wait for airport procedures to be completed, we have prepared the Quick Passage service. Those travellers who prefer to sit in a specific seat on board can use the My Favourite Seat service, while those who wish to speed up the luggage reclaiming process should learn about the Priority Luggage service.
Katowice is the heart of a nearly 2-million agglomeration and the capital of the Silesian region, mostly associated with industry. However, you should remember that apart from coal mining and other related industries, it also has a long history, rich tradition, and well-developed culture. Tourists and locals alike may participate in a number of cultural events taking place in the city, or get away from it all and rest from big city life amid the greenery of local parks and boulevards.
The most recognizable landmark of Katowice is the Silesian Insurgents Monument in the vicinity of Spodek performance hall and Generał Jerzy Ziętek roundabout, smack in the city centre. It commemorates the Silesian Insurrection - a series of armed conflicts between the Polish and German populations which followed the end of World War I. The monument was a gift from Warsaw citizens and an homage to those who fell. This bronze sculpture is the heaviest and the biggest monument in Poland. It comprises 3 14-metre eagle wings that stretch for 7 metres, each of them symbolizing one insurrection.
One of the buildings immediately associated with Katowice is Spodek performance hall that can seat as many as 12,000 spectators. Its total usable area is nearly 30,000 square metres, which makes it the biggest sports and performance centre in Poland. It was opened in 1971 as Regional Sports and Performance Hall, yet owing to its unorthodox appearance it had quickly been dubbed Spodek, which means flying saucer. The name had caught on and in 1997 the edifice was officially renamed Spodek Sports and Performance Hall. Its unusual shape is the result of its dual function - it is suitable for organizing sport events and performances, for instance concerts, festivals, and theatrical plays.