11,149,926 passengers checked in at Václav Havel Airport Prague last year. This is a 1.6% increase in comparison with 2013 when nearly 11 million passengers walked through the airport gates. The trend of the last years has continued and the number of local passengers for whom Prague was the starting or final destination has risen. When compared to the previous year, the number increased by 5.68%, and thus broke the historic record of 2008.
Eva Krejčí leaves the post of Prague Airport’s Director for Communication and Corporate Governance; Marika Janoušková assumes the role of Communications Manager
As of 30 November 2014, Eva Krejčí is leaving Czech Aeroholding where she has worked as Director for Communication and Corporate Governance of Prague Airport. Effective 1 December 2014, Marika Janoušková, present Communications Specialist responsible for Prague Airport’s affairs, assumes the role of External Communications Manager of Czech Aeroholding and Spokesperson of Prague Airport.
1000 Delegates from All over the World Will Come to Prague to Coordinate Flight Schedules for the Upcoming Season
Airline and airport representatives from all over the world will meet in Prague from 11 – 14 November to jointly optimise flight schedules for the 2015 summer season. The CR capital is hosting an international slot conference, one of the most significant events in the area of air route coordination. Prague Airport is its key partner.
In the winter season, Prague will be directly connected to 85 destinations, a greater number of airlines will be available
The winter schedule will get underway at Václav Havel Airport Prague starting Sunday, 26 October. Starting from late October until 28 March 2015, 54 airlines are going to operate at the airport, of which 50 will provide passenger routes and 4 are cargo carriers. The winter flight schedule contains regular connections to 85 destinations in 36 countries. Compared to the same period in 2013/2014, the number of destinations connected with Václav Havel Airport Prague remained unchanged.
Passengers have voted Václav Havel Airport Prague one of the ten best European airports in terms of comfort and convenience during long waits for departure in the 2014 Sleeping in Airports Survey. Prague not only defended its position among European airports but moved up one rung to seventh position versus last year.
A New Airport Pricelist comes into effect as of 29/3/2015. Prague Airport negotiated the pricelist lawfully in conjunction with airlines and representatives of the Ministry of Transport of the CR. As of the summer flight season, only a single payment will be changed. The airport tax for departures from Prague will be increased by CZK 8 and by CZK 3 for transits. This amount corresponds to the increase due to inflation in 2013 of 1.4%. Revenues generated by the increase will be used to modernize the airport infrastructure, increase passenger comfort and security measures.
Today, at Václav Havel Airport Prague, a training session to promote synergy within the intervention commander team took place focused on the suspected occurrence of Ebola
Today, in the non-public area of Václav Havel Airport Prague, a preventative training session to promote synergy within the intervention commander team and to coordinate the intervention of all emergency system units involved took place. The training session was focused on a potential occurrence of Ebola onboard an aircraft with the aim of providing for effective collaboration among all units involved with the emphasis on the error-free performance of anti-epidemic measures.
Honey from Václav Havel Airport Prague has maintained the highest standard. Following on the silver medal received last year, it has won the gold medal in the Czech Honey 2014 contest. The balanced quality of the honey was once again confirmed by the fact it obtained the Czech Honey certificate.
Czech Aeroholding, as sole shareholder of Prague Airport, acting in the capacity of the General Meeting, approved termination of performance of the role of Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors by Jiří Pos who, effective 1 October 2014, assumed the vacant post in the five-member Czech Aeroholding’s Board of Directors. Concurrently, Czech Aeroholding’s Board of Directors, acting in the capacity of the Prague Airport’s General Meeting, approved changes to Prague Airport Statutes, changing the number of members of the Board of Directors from three to four. Jiří Kraus remains a member of the Prague Airport Board of Directors and is joined by Tomáš Rohlena and Milan Špaček, appointed by the General Meeting effective 1 October 2014. Effective 1 November 2014, the team will be joined by Jiří Petržilka. The new members consecutively elected Mr. Jiří Kraus as the Chairman and Mr. Tomáš Rohlena as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was announced the winner of the competition which evaluates airline friendliness to the environment at Prague Airport. The prestigious prize, in the form of a glass swallow, was awarded to the airline during the final ceremony by Jiří Kraus, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport and René Pekárek, Deputy Prague 6 Mayor. It took place as part of regular meetings of airport representatives and nearby municipalities and city boroughs. The QUIETEST AIRLINE contest which Prague Airport announced eight years ago for the first time based upon an incentive by Prague 6, is one of the tools used to motivate air carriers to take a neighbourly approach to the immediate surroundings of the airport. The criteria evaluated include not only the measurement of noise but also maintaining air routes and aircraft capacity.