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.
Václav Havel Airport Prague Holds Its First Czech GeoTour – Treasure Hunters Will Seek Out 10 Caches
A popular tourist trend of recent years has found its way to Václav Havel Airport Prague. 10 caches have been newly hidden right at the airport or in its immediate environs for discovery by geocaching aficionados as part of GeoTour. Prague Airport is the first airport in the world to take part in the project and the first aviation institution in the Czech Republic.
Marta Guthová Leaves the Post of Deputy Chairperson and Member of Prague Airport’s Board of Directors
Today, by resolution of Czech Aeroholding’s Board of Directors, acting in capacity of Prague Airport’s General Meeting, Marta Guthová was dismissed from the post of Deputy Chairperson and Member of Prague Airport’s Board of Directors.
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.