The municipalities of Baranów, Teresin and Wiskitki, where the construction of the CPK is planned, have agreed on the establishment of the Social Council. In March, we will be aware of all its members. The first meeting is planned within the next few weeks.
The Baranów Municipality Council adopted a resolution on cooperation with the municipalities of Wiskitki and Teresin yesterday in order to determine the rules and select the members of the Social Council for the CPK. On 28 February, a similar resolution was adopted by the Wiskitki municipality and on 4 March – by the Teresin municipality. The resolutions were adopted unanimously.
An appendix to the resolutions was the Rules of Procedure of the Social Council, the content of which was developed as part of the dialogue between the Plenipotentiary for the CPK and the Management Board of the CPK company and representatives of local governments and NGOs from the municipalities of Baranów, Teresin and Wiskitki.
The Social Council will advise Mikołaj Wild, the Government Plenipotentiary for the CPK and the CPK special purpose vehicle managed by Piotr Malepszak on matters relevant to local communities, including on how to acquire real properties for the construction of the CPK Airport. The Council will assist in holding the dialogue with local communities first at the stage of preparations and then also during the implementation of the investment.
Today’s voting is a milestone in preparation for the CPK-related investments. The establishment of the Social Council was and is a priority for me. I am grateful to the heads of municipalities for constructive participation in several months’ talks and the councils of municipalities for the responsible decision. Now has come the time for the election to the Council, followed by its inaugural meeting, which may take place still inMarch.
The Social Council will act as an advisory and recommendation body during the preparation and implementation of the investment. It will also help, among others, to plan and conduct an information campaign for the residents of the municipalities of Baranów, Teresin and Wiskitki.
We do count on the vote of the Social Council, among others, in matters related to the acquisition of real properties. I am convinced that cooperation with the Council will enable us to plan the related activities in a responsible manner that takes into account the expectations of the residents. One of the important tasks of the Council will be to support the company at the stage of developing the corporate social responsibility programme whose beneficiaries will be residents of Baranów, Teresin and Wiskitki.
Members of the 15-person Social Council will select councils of the following municipalities from their composition: Baranów, Teresin and Wiskitki at the next meetings to be held in March. According to the rules of procedure, these will include representatives of farmers, non-agricultural residents, entrepreneurs, pensioners and local governments of these municipalities.
Rafał Garpiel, an expert with experience in the field of social dialogue with the participation of investors, local authorities, local communities and NGOs, will act as the coordinator of the Social Council and has been appointed by the Government Plenipotentiary for the CPK and the management board of the special purpose vehicle. The coordinator will attend the meetings of the Council and is in charge of the exchange of information between the Council, the Government Plenipotentiary for the CPK and the company. The Chairperson, who will be elected by the Council, shall prepare a list of matters to be discussed at each meeting of the Council, taking into account the proposals of the members of the Council and the coordinator.
As the government concept of the CPK construction shows, the costs related to the implementation of the investment are estimated to be at the level of up to PLN 35 billion, including PLN 16-19 billion for the implementation of the airport part, PLN 8-9 billion for the railway part and PLN 7 billion for the road part.
According to the estimates of the Ministry of Infrastructure, the construction of the CPK will result in creation of a total of almost 150 thousand jobs, including approx. 40 thousand in the direct vicinity of the transfer hub and approx. 110 thousand in the branches of the economy related to the investment. The construction of the hub will translate into a total increase in budget revenues in the amount of PLN 2.4 billion per year and PLN 4.7 billion on account of the increase in GDP.
The meeting of the Airport Consultative Committee (ACC), organised by the CPK, was attended by representatives of LOT Polish Airlines, El Al,Emirates, Enter Air, Qatar Airways,SAS and Wizz Air as well as aviation groups from IAG (including British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus, Level and Vueling). The Lufthansa Group (and associates Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Eurowings) were also present.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Star Alliance, which includes airlines such as Air China, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Turkish Airlines and South African Airways. Representatives of the IATA, the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, Board of Airlines Representatives in Poland (BARIP) and courier companies such as DHL and FedEx also took part in the talks.
ACC participants were familiarised with the initial concept of CPK Airport. The aim of the ACC is to verify the conceptual assumptions of the investment, review strategic options, assess operational and passenger impacts, and provide ideas that lead to better informed decision-making. The point is that the planned solutions – technical, operational and financial – should be in line with the expectations and needs of carriers.
To plan an airport which meets the expectations of future travellers and airport users, it is imperative that consultation with carriers and companies both operating and providing services to the port is the first step. It is for that reason we are pleased about the high turnout and the interest of airline representatives
Today's ACC is only the first of a planned series of meetings. There are indications that the number of individuals interested and participants of the next meetings will be even greater
We welcome Poland’s CPK initiative, and we are very pleased to be working closely on this key project for transport in Europe. With European demand for travel set to grow by around 50% by 2037 it is crucial that new infrastructure being planned is ready. Today’s ACC meeting in Warsaw shows that we are aware of predicted lack of capacity in Europe and are working on solutions that passenger’s need
Meetings with experts attending the ACC are a great opportunity to talk about the needs of carriers in terms of a broadly defined airport infrastructure – including requirements for passenger terminals, aprons and cargo infrastructure. In this way, we consistently build a knowledge base that will help us prepare a master plan of CPK Airport
ACC participants will be in regular contact with one another via teleconferences and electronic correspondence. The assumption is that plenary meetings, similar to today’s, will usually take place between two and four times per year. On each occasion, the host will be the CPK Poland i.e. the main investor of the planned airport.
Consultative Committees at the IATA took place for major investment projects, including airports in Bangkok, Beijing Daxing, Hong Kong International, London Heathrow, Kuala Lumpur, Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Stockholm Arlanda.
ACC meetings are another step in consultation with partners of the CPK In mid-April, the CPK Poland began the process of strategic reconciliation with business partners. The inaugural meeting was attended by over 60 representatives from companies such as LOT Polish Airlines, Polish Air Navigation Services, Poczta Polska, Orlen, LOTOS, LOT AMS, LS Airport Services, PHH, FedEx, DHL, UPS and TNT Express.
The investor, the CPK Poland, familiarised the aforementioned stakeholders with the planned stages of the investment, presented a working block diagram of the project’s implementation and the establishment of the CPK regarding the formula and scope of cooperation. Thanks to these consultations, the company received almost five hundred comments and proposals regarding the infrastructure of the planned airport including aircraft, passenger, baggage, cargo, technical support etc.
This year, the CPK Poland plans to appoint a strategic and technical advisor, an international entity with investment experience in the design, construction and management of hubs. In the coming months, the CPK will also commission a master plan for CPK Airport. It will include air traffic forecasts, dimensioning the planned infrastructure and the initial plan for its location, the construction stage and a detailed business model for the new airport.
The Committee created by the IATA in cooperation with CPK management, will serve as an important forum to exchange ideas and better inform decision-making. The Airport Consultative Committee (ACC) will essentially serve as an airline technical body to review strategic options, assess the cost and benefits, and consider the operational impacts on airlines and their passengers.
IATA will extend invitations for ACC membership to allpassenger and cargo airlines (including non-IATA members) that have an interest in operating from CPK. This will include current operators at Chopin Airport as well as those that may have future plans to enter the Polish market when CPK Airport opens. Participants will be expected to have the seniority or expertise to represent their organization’s views and make a contribution to the proceedings.
Our operation is carefully thought out. It is impossible to plan the airport well, without asking for the opinion of those who will use it. We are consistently building a knowledge base that will help us prepare the master plan of the CPK Airport
The inaugural ACC meeting, scheduled to take place in Warsaw on July 18, will be the first of many that will be held throughout the CPK development process. The initial activities will include verifying that the conceptual assumptions of the CPK are aligned with the needs of carriers and whether any possible improvements need to be made. The overall goal is to ensure that infrastructure solutions are consistent with the expectations and needs of carriers: technical, operational and financial.
We highly value the knowledge and experience of IATA experts, which is why we want to conduct the widest possible consultations with the airline industry. The result is to be a new airport between Warsaw and Lodz, which takes into account the needs of all its customers: carriers, companies operating in the airport and providing services to it, and above all passengers
IATA brings experience gained on global airport projects to Poland and has incorporated the lessons learned into the ACC’s terms of reference which describe its objectives, activities, membership and structure. The ACC will have two co-chairs with one chosen from the airline community and the other drawn from CPK.
On behalf of IATA, we are very pleased to be working closely on this key project for transport in Europe. With European demand for travel set to grow by around 50% by 2037, it is vital that the right infrastructure be built now to be ready for this increased. Air passengers are counting on us and IATA is proud to be part of the solution
The ACC is the next step in the comprehensive consultation process with CPK stakeholders which started in mid-April with a meeting attended by over 60 representatives of various entities, e.g. Polish Aviation Group, Board of Airline Representatives in Poland, Polish Air Navigation Services Agency, Poczta Polska, Orlen, LOTOS, PERN, LOT AMS, LS Airport Services, Polish Hotel Holding, FedEx, DHL, UPS, TNT Express.
CPK familiarized the partners with the planned stages of the investment, presented a working block diagram of the project implementation as well as terms of reference regarding the structure and scope of consultation. By the end of May, CPK received over 400 comments and proposals on a wide range of topics concerning the infrastructure of the planned airport, from aircraft, passenger, and baggage handling to cargo and technical support.
This year CPK plans to engage a strategic and technical advisor, an international entity with investment experience in the design, construction and management of interchanges. This year CPK will also commission a master plan. It will include, among others: air traffic forecasts, dimensioning of planned infrastructure and initial plan of its location, construction stage and detailed business model of the planned airport.