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.
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.
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.
Larger Aircraft with Greater Load Factor and New Destinations Offered Helped Airport Achieve 13 Million Serviced Passengers
Last year, Václav Havel Airport Prague handled 13,074,517 passengers. Our largest airport has thus recorded a growth of 8.7% compared to last year. Passengers were most interested in travelling by air in July which, with 1.5 million handled passengers, has become, historically, the best month. On average, 35.7 thousand passengers passed through the gates of the airport each day. The recent positive trend of growing numbers among local travellers, for whom Prague was both the starting and the final destination, has also continued. Compared to last year, the number of local passengers has grown by 9.7%, exceeding the historical record of 2015.
Swiss International Air Lines, the airline of Switzerland, has won for the first time the QUIETEST AIRLINE contest organised by Prague Airport in co-operation with the Prague 6 Municipality since 2006. The winner was selected based on results in three categories – noise level parameters of aircraft operated by carriers, flight track adherence and aircraft seat capacity use, i.e. load factor. The trophy, in the form of glass swallows is presented to the winner by Václav Řehoř, Czech Aeroholding Chairman of the Board of Directors Chairman, and Ondřej Kolář, Mayor of Prague 6 Municipality. The airport in Prague holds the contest annually to motivate air carriers to reduce noise and pursue a considerate approach to residents of the airport’s surrounding areas.
Czechs Fly More Frequently and Their Satisfaction with Václav Havel Airport Prague Continues to Grow
On average, one in four Czech travellers fly more than once a year. Václav Havel Airport Prague is perceived in a positive way by 96% of local passengers.
On Sunday, 30 October 2016, the winter schedule comes into effect at Václav Havel Airport Prague. 58 air carriers plan to operate at Václav Havel Airport Prague during the winter season: 53 carriers operating passenger routes and 5 cargo carriers. The new schedule features regular connections to 105 destinations in 39 countries worldwide. Compared to the same period last year, the number of direct scheduled passenger routes will be increased by four and passengers can look forward to flights to 11 new destinations.
646 Thousand More Passengers Pass through Gates of Václav Havel Airport Prague in First Nine Months of 2016 than in 2015
Václav Havel Airport Prague business results for the first three quarters of 2016 have confirmed a growing interest in air transport and in Prague. During the first nine months of 2016, Václav Havel Airport Prague handled a total of 9,885,237 passengers while during the same time of the previous year, the airport serviced almost 646 thousand fewer passengers.
Prague Airport has terminated a public tender selecting providers of taxi services at Václav Havel Airport Prague from January 2017. Two applicants with the highest bids were selected in the second round in the form of an electronic auction. FIX, the current provider of the service, and Taxi Praha are the winners of the tender. They each offered over 4 million Czech crowns a month for leasing space on the first lane of the access road in front of Terminals 1 and 2.
Prague Airport has terminated the application process of the first round of a public tender selecting providers of taxi services at Václav Havel Airport Prague.