Seoul, Tokyo airports file strategic advisor offers for Polish air hub
Seoul's Incheon and Tokyo's Narita airports have filed offers to become a strategic advisor for the Central Transportation Port (CPK) which the Polish government wants to build some 45 km west of central Warsaw.
The two airports, out of a total of eight, were admitted to the final stage of the selection procedure, CPK informed PAP on Tuesday, the deadline for submitting strategic advisor offers.
"It is very good news for the CPK project. We have received two offers from experienced partners with international recognition. This guarantees success in the selection of the strategic advisor and in the further quick progress of the CPK project," PAP was told by the government's commissioner for the CPK, Marcin Horala.
CPK plans to name the strategic advisor by the end of the year. The contract will cover a three-year period, the time needed to complete the planning and designing stages for the airport investment.
CPK announced the competitive dialogue for the strategic advisor in March.
In the future, the advisor may become the CPK's long-term strategic partner.
According to the Polish government, the first connections from the CPK can be expected in 2027, and the airport would be opened by the end of that year. The CPK is planned to be Poland's biggest infrastructure investment, a transit hub integrating air, rail and road traffic. It is planned to be built 45 kilometres from central Warsaw on an area of 3,000 square hectares. In its first phase, it is to service 45 million passengers a year, and the capacity will eventually rise to 100 million.