The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, today’s latest aircraft, landed at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague for the first time today. The aircraft, in the colors of LOT Polish Airlines, the Polish national airline, stopped in Prague in the first regular flight for an aircraft of this type registered in Europe. The route between Prague and Warsaw is thus the first intra-European route featuring the Dreamliner.
Prague Airport has prepared a Christmas present for its passengers: high-speed wireless internet access and the use of other technologies free of charge. In addition to Wi-Fi, passengers may make use of mobile applications for smart phones and get flight information more comfortably by SMS or e-mail.
HOLIDAYS Czech Airlines in the Jet Aircraft category and Austrian Airlines in the Propeller category have been chosen as the most environmental friendly airlines at Václav Havel Airport Prague for 2012
The winners of the 6th year of the QUIETEST AIRLINE Contest at Václav Havel Airport Prague are now known. The winner in the Jet Aircraft category is HOLIDAYS Czech Airlines. In the Propeller Aircraft category, Austrian Airlines reclaimed the title it won in 2008. Glass Swallow trophies were presented to the winners by representatives of both contest organizers – Marie Kousalíková, Mayor of Prague 6, and Jiří Pos, Director of Letiště Praha, a. s. Blabuburo, a drumming group from the nearby Roztoč Association which supports the airport, performed at the ceremony.
Amnesty International and world famous musicians to honour Václav Havel with a Petr Sís designed Aubusson tapestry donated to the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation and displayed at Václav Havel Airport Prague
On Sunday, 9th December at 3 PM, a large original Aubusson tapestry, designed by Czech artist Petr Sís, and woven by master weavers in Aubusson, France, will be unveiled at a special ceremony at Václav Havel Airport Prague. This art work is devoted to the memory and legacy of Václav Havel. It was conceived by Art for Amnesty founder Bill Shipsey on behalf of Amnesty International and supported by five world famous musicians– Bono, The Edge, Peter Gabriel, Sting and Yoko Ono Lennon. The tapestry, measuring 5 x 4.25 meters, has been donated to the Dagmar and Václav Havel Foundation and will be displayed in Terminal 2 at the recently renamed Václav Havel Airport Prague.
This winter season, Prague will have direct connections to 92 destinations in 42 countries around the globe
The winter schedule will get underway at Václav Havel Airport Prague on Sunday, October 28. From the end of October until March 30, 2013, 47 airlines have plans to operate at the airport, 42 of those being passenger airlines and five of them air cargo transporters. The winter flight schedule includes regularly scheduled connections to 92 locations in 42 countries. A positive trend already in evidence last year is the growing number of so-called local passengers - passengers departing from Prague as their home city who were flying into Prague as their target destination. We anticipate the year-on-year growth in this passenger category will be about 2 %.
In accordance with the law, Prague Airport has negotiated a new price structure which goes into effect in the summer season of 2013 with airlines, representatives of the Ministry of Transportation of the CR and the IATA. Thus on March 31, 2013, for the first time in five years, the amount of airport fees will be changed, with departing passengers charged an extra CZK 40.
The Ruzyne Airport Prague has a new name. In a noon ceremony on Friday, the airport was renamed Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Those present to speak included Miroslav Dvorak, General Director and Chairman of the Board of Cesky Aeroholding, Karel Schwarzenberg, vice-chairman of the Government of the Czech Republic, and Bohuslav Svoboda, Mayor of Prague. Minister of Finance Miroslav Kalousek delivered a speech on behalf of the owner of Cesky Aeroholding. The presentation was concluded by remarks from Dagmar Havel.
Preparations for renaming the airport are coming to a close. On Friday, October 5, the anniversary of Vaclav Havel’s birth, a resolution of the Government of the Czech Republic will come to fruition when the Ruzyne airport takes on the name Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Members of the domestic political leadership, as well as key social and cultural figures have been invited to the formal opening, along with ambassadors of various nations present in the Czech Republic and airport partners. Accompanying the formal opening will be a photographic exposition featuring photographs from the CTK archives documenting the life and work of Vaclav Havel, as well as the uncovering of an art object by Borek Sipek commemorating the works of the first post-November president.
As part of its participation in Airport Carbon Accreditation, Prague Airport has met its own chief target for 2012, attaining a new level of certification in its fight to reduce its carbon footprint. Since joining the initiative, the airport has been able to reduce its carbon footprint by 2% total. Prague Airport has designated a 9% reduction in its carbon footprint as its target for 2017 (based on its carbon footprint in 2009). Both meeting this goal and active management of energy allowed Prague Airport has now succeeded in meeting this goal and as a result, has just become Airport Carbon Accredited for ‘Reduction’, the second level of the programme.
Starting September 3, travelers parking their cars in D Parking may take advantage of free transport in comfortable, air-conditioned microbuses directly to Terminals 1 and 2. Covered, guarded parking in the D lot is designated for long-term parking and is offered at a discount. Weekly parking now starts at CZK 750.