Katowice Airport handling UN aid for Ukraine

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Katowice Airport has become the hub for United Nations air supplies of humanitarian aid for Ukraine, the airport management reported on Monday.

The first aid tranche, 46 tonnes of food, arrived at the terminal at the weekend, where it was loaded onto trucks bound for Ukraine.

Airport officials said further transports of humanitarian aid for Ukraine will depart from Katowice in the coming days.

Katowice Airport is also the hub for other aid supplies such as medicines.

The airport is among Poland's biggest regional air terminals and its biggest charter port. In 2019, the airport processed a record 4.84 million passengers, and handled over 2 million on charter flights.