Olsztyn-Mazury Regional Airport

Olsztyn-Mazury Airport (IATA: SZY, ICAO: EPSY) or Port lotniczy Olsztyn-Mazury is an international passenger airport located near the village Szymany, some 10 km from the centre of the city of Szczytno in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship in the North of Poland. The airport was earlier known as Szymany Airport or Szczytno-Szymany Airport. It originally served as air base for the Germans during the World War 2 and later for the Polish Air Force. After it lost its military importance with the end of the Cold War, it served as passenger airport for a few years at the turn of the millennium. Flights were sporadic and passenger numbers very low, so it ceased operations again around 2003. Later on, the Szymany Airport international attention after it was discovered the airfield was used by the CIA in conjunction with a black site prison nearby in 2003. From 2014 to 2015, the airport was rebuilt with high EU subsidies as part of the "Regional Operational Programme Warmia and Mazury 2007-2013". Its runway was extended and overhauled; a new terminal, railway link and further facilities were erected. In January 2016, the airport opened for scheduled flights.

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Szczytno [ˈʂt͡ʂɨtnɔ] (German: Ortelsburg) is a town in north-eastern Poland with 27,970 inhabitants (2004). Szczytno is situated in the Warmian-Masurian Voivodship (since 1999), but was previously in Olsztyn Voivodship (1975-1998). Olsztyn-Mazury Regional Airport, located nearby, is the most important airport of the Masurian region. Szczytno, which is located on the Olsztyn – Ełk line, and used to be a railroad junction until Polish Railways closed minor connections stemming from the town towards Czerwonka and Wielbark.

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  • Wizz Air (W6)