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    Beginning May 4th, the world’s largest airline will launch new scheduled services between Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) and its Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) hub.

  • 1.2 Million More Passengers Pass through Gates of Václav Havel Airport Prague in First Half of 2017


    During the first half of the year, Václav Havel Airport Prague has again recorded record growth. In the first half of 2017, Václav Havel Airport Prague handled a total of 6,764,752 passengers while during the same period of the previous year, the airport serviced almost 1.2 million fewer passengers. The greatest number of passengers used direct connections around Europe and a big year-on-year growth was recorded on flights between Prague and Africa and also on flights to the Near and Far East.

  • Prague to Have More Frequencies to Shanghai and New Long-Haul Connection to China with Xi’an Route


    China Eastern Airlines, a Chinese air carrier, has launched ticket sales for its new route which will connect Václav Havel Airport Prague with Xi’an in central China. Xi’an will become the fourth Chinese destination, alongside Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, with a direct scheduled connection from/to Václav Havel Airport Prague. The first flight to the new destination is planned for Sunday, 29 October 2017. The carrier will also increase the number of its connections to Shanghai from the current three to four weekly services.

  • Prague to Have Another Connection with London in October


    Earlier today, British Airways announced the launch of its new Prague – London City route effective the start of the winter schedule, with flights operated by the carrier’s daughter company, BA CityFlyer. Prague will thus have a connection with all six international airports in London (i.e. Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City, Southend) from the launch of operations on the route.

  • Prague to Gain New Long-Haul Connection This Year Thanks to Doha, Qatar Route


    Earlier today, Qatar Airways announced an early launch of operations of its direct scheduled connection between Prague and Doha, the capital of Qatar. The carrier originally planned to launch the service during the 2018 summer season, but the first flight on the route will happen this year, on Monday, 21 August 2017. The route will then be operated on a daily basis. This is the result of intensive negotiations between the carrier and Prague Airport representatives carried out all last year.

  • Prague Airport Increases Passenger Safety with Detection Controls for Trace Elements of Explosives Inside Checked Baggage


    Prague Airport plans to implement detection controls for trace elements of explosives inside baggage checked for transport in aircraft cargo holds effective May 2017. As a result, airport Security Control workers will be able to open baggage and check the contents. The new process is, following the implementation of explosive trace detection on people and in carry-on baggage (September 2015), the next step towards increased passenger safety. The change will not affect the time needed for passenger security control.

  • Václav Havel Airport Prague Continues to Grow Investments of 27 Billion CZK Planned over Next Decade to Boost Development


    Prague Airport has published its vision of the airport’s development over the next decade on the occasion of celebrating the 80th anniversary of the launch of its operations. Key strategic projects including the development of terminals and adjacent areas for aircraft, increases in the capacity of the runway system, changes to the public area in front of the terminal buildings and development plans for the greater airport area have been introduced. Implementation of the plans will allow the airport to handle 21 million passengers a year. Prague Airport plans to invest in the most important projects, namely extensions to Terminal 2 and the construction of a new parallel runway, about CZK 27 billion (1 billion EUR).

  • New Summer Schedule Offers 9 New Destinations and 154 Direct Scheduled Connections Worldwide


    The summer schedule at Václav Havel Airport Prague comes into effect on Sunday, 26 March 2017. In the upcoming season, which will last until 28 October 2017, 66 carriers will offer regular transport services at the airport with their aircraft headed to 154 destinations worldwide. Václav Havel Airport Prague will welcome 2 new carriers and Prague will be connected with a total of nine new destinations. More than 20 existing routes will witness service increases.

  • Airport in Prague Celebrates 80th Anniversary and Hosts Interesting Events for Public


    At the beginning of April, it will be exactly 80 years since the launch of operations of the largest and most modern airport in the Czech Republic. To celebrate the important anniversary, Prague Airport has prepared many surprises for passengers and the general public alike. The year of celebrations will start on 5th April with an anniversary flight on the Prague-Piešťany-Brno-Prague route, followed by an insight into the airport’s future vision.

  • Václav Řehoř to Chair Prague Airport Board of Directors


    Changes to Prague Airport Statutes, changing the number of members of the Board of Directors from three to four, have taken place. The current three members of the Board remain part thereof, Václav Řehoř, the current Chairman of the Czech Aeroholding Board of Directors, has been appointed a new member by a General Meeting. The new members of the Board then voted Václav Řehoř Chairman and the current Chairman, Jiří Kraus, Vice-Chairman of the new Board of Directors. The change is a logical step confirming the key position of Prague Airport within the Czech Aeroholding Group. Václav Řehoř has already been involved in the preparatory stages of the airport strategical development as its shareholder and will now be a part of its implementation. The appointment of Václav Řehoř and the changes to the organizational proceedings have been approved by the Czech Republic Civil Aviation Authority effective 1 February 2017.

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