EPKK Krakow Balice 2012 is highly detailed FS2004 scenery of Krakow Balice airport and Krakow City in Poland. John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice is an international airport located near Krakow, in the village of Balice, 11 km (6.8 miles) west of the city centre, in southern Poland. The airport has one concrete runway, number 07/25, 2550x60m. The airport, which opened for civil aviation in 1964 can handle large aircraft such as the Boeing 747-400.
The developers spent almost a year developing this detailed scenery and thousands of photos were used to create hundreds of buildings and objects.
- Detailed EPKK airport and the whole city of Krakow with high quality photorealistic ground textures (seasons + night)
- All roofs covered with snow in the winter time
- Interiors modelled for the tower (tower view aligned) and the observation deck in the terminal
- All buildings textured with high quality photorealistic textures
- Custom modelled people, aircraft and trees
- Very detailed auto-gen and mesh for the whole area
- Famous landmarks
- Includes custom charts and PDF manual
EPKK is the second busiest airport in Poland after Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport. The airport has good growth prospects, as almost eight million people live within 100km (62 miles) of it. The airport also has a favourable location on the network of existing and planned motorways in this region of Poland, but it faces stiff competition from the nearby EPKT Katowice International Airport in Pyrzowice and other Polish airports like EPRZ Rzeszow. In 1995 the airport's name was changed from Krakow-Balice Airport to John Paul II International Airport Krakow-Balice, to honour Pope John Paul II who spent many years of his life in Krakow.
In 2003, when Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair became interested in starting a service from the John Paul II International Airport, the airport authorities refused to reduce the airport fee. In response, the regional authorities of Krakow and Lesser Poland Voivodeship decided to build a new airport near the existing one, using the infrastructure of the military airbase adjacent to the shared runway. Finally an agreement was reached, and the existing airport was opened to Ryanair and other low-cost carriers such as Germanwings, EasyJet and Centralwings. Over the past years Ryanair has grown services from Krakow Airport and since May 2010 has had 20 routes from the airport. The busiest international routes are to London (Gatwick, Stansted, Luton) and Dublin.
Further expansion of the airport is planned for the next 20 years, with passenger numbers estimated to reach 6.5 million by 2025.
- Flight Simulator 2004
- 2.5GHz or any Dual Core
- 1.0GB RAM
- 128MB graphics card
- Windows 8 / 7 / XP / Vista
- 720MB hard drive space
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