355 Thousand More Passengers Pass through the Gates of Václav Havel Airport Prague in the First Half of 2016 than Last Year
Václav Havel Airport Prague business results for the first half of 2016 have confirmed the continued interest in Prague as a final destination. During the first half of 2016, Václav Havel Airport Prague handled a total of 5,588,971 passengers, while during the same time of the previous year the airport serviced almost 355 thousand fewer passengers.
Earlier today, at Václav Havel Airport Prague, China Eastern Airlines ceremonially launched operations of its new direct scheduled route from Shanghai. It is the third new international direct connection the Chinese carrier has launched from Shanghai this year. China Eastern Airlines will operate flights from the Czech capital three times a week. The launch of the Shanghai – Prague direct flight is an important step for the Chinese airline on its route towards international air transport development.
New Visitor Centre and Mattoni Bar Welcome Tourists at Recently Modernised Václav Havel Airport Prague Terminal 1 Arrival Hall
Prague Airport has ceremonially opened the recently modernised Terminal 1 Hall featuring a brand new Visitor Centre. Tourists arriving in the Czech Republic will be able to gather all required information in one spot. Family members and friends can now await the arrival of their loved ones in the new Mattoni Bar. Prague Airport is also working on additional interior changes to surprise Prague visitors. Immediately after arrival, passengers will be welcomed by motives of Prague and the Czech Republic’s tourist-attracting gems. The interior changes are part of the long-term “Enhancing Your Airport Experience” project with the goal of making the airport interior more pleasant, improving airport services and motivating travellers to return to the country.
Prague Airport Introduces New Aerosnack Service for Passengers - Quality and Cheap Snacks to Take on Board
A new mobile booth with Aerosnack refreshments, offering daily fresh baguettes and sandwiches to passengers will become the latest addition to Václav Havel Airport Prague’s gastronomy. Baguettes and sandwiches will cost CZK 69 when purchased alone, while a snack and drink combo will be CZK 89. Effective 1 March 2016, passengers will be able to see the booth behind the security screening in Terminal 2 and, later in the month, it will also make its rounds in Terminal 1. By launching the Aerosnack service, Prague Airport continues its “Enhancing Your Airport Experience” campaign with the goal of responding promptly to the needs of passengers and, alongside other things, offering a better price/quality ratio of products and services.
Václav Havel Airport Prague’s Quality of Services was Prized, Airport Ranked Second Among European Competitors
Václav Havel Airport Prague ranked second in a prestigious international survey evaluating the level of service quality in 2015. The airport won the prize over its competitors among European airports which service over two million passengers a year. The rankings are published every year by the Airports Council International, ACI, for the regions of Africa, Asia – Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America – the Caribbean. It is historically the first ranking by Václav Havel Airport Prague among the top airports in the survey. The second place is shared with the airports in Dublin, Zurich and Malta.
Prague Airport, the operator of Václav Havel Airport Prague, has been named a National Champion in the Customer Focus category of the prestigious European Business Awards. Now, Prague Airport represents the Czech Republic with a presentation video in the next round of the competition for the coveted Ruban d’Honneur status in the Customer Focus category. The National Champion videos will be featured on the European Business Awards website as part of a two-stage public vote in which Prague Airport competes for the title of Czech National Champion.
In 2015, Václav Havel Airport Prague handled 12,030,928 passengers. Our largest airport has thus recorded a 7.9% year-on-year growth. The biggest interest in air travels among passengers was experienced in August, when the air hub serviced almost 1.4 million travellers. 16 August 2015 was the busiest day with almost 50 thousand passengers handled. On average, 33 thousand passengers were handled a day. The recent trend of growing numbers among local travellers using Prague as their starting or final destination has also continued. Compared with the previous year, their number has risen by 7.1%, exceeding the historical maximum of 2014.
Prague Airport continues to lower prices and expand services with breakfast buffet offer for 150 CZK and 3-course meals for 125 CZK
Prague Airport introduces additional updates of its passenger services. Effective January 2016, the airport operator now offers a breakfast buffet for CZK 150 or three-course menus at an unmatched price of CZK 125 at its restaurants. The company thus continues fulfilling its goal of improving the quality and lowering prices, which it has focused on as a part of its “Enhancing Your Airport Experience” campaign since June 2015. Prague Airport’s mobile application has also been updated and now provides passengers with an easy way to provide the airport with feedback. These positive changes have resulted from the long-term goal of enhancing the airport environment and passenger services.
Emirates today announced that it will start flying its iconic A380 to Prague as of 1 May 2016, becoming the first and only operator of the world’s largest passenger aircraft in Czech Republic.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines successfully defended its 2014 title of the QUIETEST AIRLINE. The award was presented to the winner by representatives of both contest organisers – Jiří Kraus, Prague Airport Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Ondřej Kolář, Mayor of Prague 6 Municipality. Alongside noise level and flight track adherence monitoring, the annual contest also focuses on aircraft seat capacity use, i.e. the load factor. The contest was designed with the goal of motivating air carriers to pursue a considerate approach to residents of the airport’s surrounding areas.