Leading British leisure airline Jet2.com today announced its further expansion in Czech Republic with the launch of two new destinations from Václav Havel Airport Prague. As of today, the airline has begun to sell tickets to Belfast, Northern Ireland and Glasgow, Scotland. It will thus offer more opportunities for travel between Britain and Prague than any other airline, also becoming the sole airline on both routes. Jet2.com exclusive new destinations start next spring from 1254 CZK per person.
On Sunday, June 15, Václav Havel Airport Prague will get underway with another yearly round of the QUIETEST AIRLINE contest. The competition, intended to motivate airlines to use the most modern aircraft and comply with noise regulations, will be the eighth such contest put on by Prague Airport in association with Prague 6. Evaluations will be carried out during the most intensive aviation season, from mid-June until mid-September.
The Summer Flight Schedule at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague Brings a Number of Changes, Including Connections to 15 New Destinations
The new summer flight schedule comes into force at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague on March 30. In the upcoming season, which will run until October 25, 2014, 57 airlines will offer their services in the form of regularly scheduled flights to 119 locations around the globe. Compared to this time last year, Vaclav Havel Airport Prague will welcome eight new airlines and open connections to fifteen new destinations.
An Airbus 380 touched down at Václav Havel Airport Prague this afternoon. The A380 is the largest passenger aircraft in the world. Korean Air showed off the flagship of its fleet to the Czech public, a wide-body, double-deck aircraft with four engines. The Airbus 380 carried passengers on the regularly scheduled Seoul – Prague link. This evening, it will return to Seoul carrying both regular passengers and 160 businessmen who took part in the CeBIT international trade fair in Hannover, Germany.
As of Friday 01/31/2014, all airports within the EU will introduce an obligatory detection check in accordance with a European Union Regulation for liquids, aerosol and gels transported on board which serve as baby food or medicaments and for liquids, aerosols and gels sold at airports in sealed safety packages.
The total number of passengers passing through Václav Havel Airport Prague in 2013 grew by almost 1.5%. Last year's trend toward a growing number of local passengers also continued. Local passengers are those flying into or out of Prague as a chief destination. Their numbers grew 3.5%, comparable to the all-time record set in 2008. Declining numbers were recorded only for transfer passengers, i.e., those using Prague as an intermediate location.
The winners of the 7th year of the QUIETEST AIRLINE Contest at Václav Havel Airport Prague have been announced. In the Jet Aircraft category, Aeroflot Russian Airlines reclaimed its 2010 title, while in the propeller aircraft category, Czech Airlines aircraft were the quietest in the air. Today, the traditional Glass Swallow trophies were presented to the winners by representatives of both contest organizers – Marie Kousalíková, Mayor of Prague 6, and Prague Airport CEO Jiří Pos. The ceremony was made special by a musical performance featuring pupils from Základni Umělecká Škola Stodůlky, an arts school.
Prague Airport will offer direct connections this winter season to 90 destinations in 38 countries around the globe
The winter schedule will get underway at Václav Havel Airport Prague on Sunday, October 27. 52 airlines plan operations at the airport during the period running from the end of October until March 29, 2014. 47 are passenger airlines and five are air cargo transporters. The winter flight schedule includes regularly scheduled connections to 90 destinations in 38 countries. The number of regularly scheduled direct passenger transport routes will increase slightly year-on-year to 85.
The network of regularly scheduled connections flying out of Prague's international airport will expand in the 2014 summer flight season to include a new long-distance link. The new regular connection to Toronto and Montréal will be flown by the Canadian company Air Transat.
The main runway for takeoffs and landings, RWY 06/24 is being put back into service in the evening hours today, after having completed the second and concluding phase of general reconstruction. With the reconstruction, Václav Havel Airport Prague now has a quality runway with a concrete surface built to last decades. The main runway will be used for the majority of operations, with the alternate runway once again being put into service only when meteorological conditions prevent takeoffs and landings on the main runway.