Air Carriers at Václav Havel Airport Prague Compete For the QUIETEST AIRLINE Title for the Seventh Time
Today, the seventh year of the QUIETEST AIRLINE contest has been opened at Václav Havel Airport Prague, traditionally announced by Letiste Praha and Prague 6. The contest takes place from 15 May until 30 October, during the most intensive air traffic period. The point of the activity is to positively motivate airlines to take a friendly approach to the natural environment, with an emphasis on the issue of noise.
On Wednesday, May 15, the final phase of general repairs to the main runway at Václav Havel Airport Prague will be initiated. The airport operator is undertaking extensive reconstruction because of the technical condition of the runway, which has deteriorated due to age. The first phase, which took place in 2012 and lasted three months, included the repair of roughly 900 m of the total 3715 m length of the runway. The second phase was planned for 2013 and the concluding third phase, for 2014. Because of pressure to complete repairs in the shortest time possible and a technical recommendation for further repairs, company management decided to combine both phases into one, to be undertaken in 2013, between May 15 and September 30.
Today, a contract for the purchase of 460,725 Czech Airlines (CSA) shares – a 44% stake in CSA – by Korean Air was signed at the Government Office. Czech representatives at the signing included Petr Necas, Prime Minister of the CR, Miroslav Kalousek, Minister of Finance of the CR, Miroslav Dvorak, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Czech Aeroholding, Michal Mejstrik, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Czech Aeroholding and Petr Vlasak, first Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Czech Aeroholding. The Korean air carrier was represented by Yang Ho Cho, the Chairman and CEO of Korean Air; Chang Hoon Chi, President of Korean Air; and Mr. Won Tae Cho Executive Vice President for Corporate Strategy & Planning Divison. Thus, the search for a Czech Airlines strategic partner has successfully come to a close.
The Longest Direct Route Takes You to Seoul, the Shortest to Munich. Scheduled Flights Take Off Sunday from Václav Havel Airport Prague
On Sunday 3 March 2013, the summer schedule goes into operation. The countries with the greatest number of summer destinations include Italy, with thirteen destinations, followed by Russia with twelve, and Greece and Great Britain with nine destinations each. The most frequent flights - up to ten a day - will fly from Prague to Paris/Charles de Gaulle, with nine flights a day to Sheremetyevo in Moscow and eight to Frankfurt. A total 51 airlines will be offering flights to 111 regular destinations from Václav Havel Airport Prague. The closest airport connected by regular transport is in Munich, at a distance of 265 kilometers as the crow flies. By contrast, the longest route will be Seoul, at a distance of 8,258 km.
This afternoon, starting at 1 PM, a strategic emergency exercise is going to take place at Václav Havel Airport Prague. The exercise focuses on a simulated aircraft accident during take-off and is being jointly organized by Prague Airport, Czech Airlines and Czech Airlines Handling.
The recently opened REST & FUN CENTER, featuring rest and recreation for passengers at Václav Havel Airport Prague, is offering a “Coffee and Croissant on the House”. It's available to all passengers flying into or out of Terminal 1. Information is provided in the transit area of the terminal in the form of flyers handed out upon takeoffs and landings.
The remaining two phases of the general repairs to the main runway will be combined into one, to be undertaken this year. Prague Airport has thus been able to accommodate the needs of residents impacted by the increased traffic on the alternate runway.
Prague Continues to Draw Travelers, 2012 Transportation Results for Václav Havel Airport Prague Show
The total number of passengers passing through Václav Havel Airport Prague in 2012 fell year-on-year, but the number of so-called local passengers flying out of or into Prague grew by almost 2%. The drop consists of transfer passengers, i.e., those using Prague as an intermediate location.
Václav Havel Airport Prague is now offering free WiFi connection also in the A A A Radiotaxi vehicles
Since mid-December 2012 Václav Havel Airport Prague has been offering high-speed wireless internet access to its passengers and other airport visitors free of charge. Since January, the contracting taxi operator, A A A Radiotaxi s.r.o., has launched the free WiFi in their vehicles.
Václav Havel Airport Prague today opened its REST & FUN CENTER. Housed in the site of a former hotel located directly in the airport transit zone, it represents a new concept which offers more than just accommodation. The new center offers everything from classic hotel rooms to salons aimed at particular types of travelers. It features the recently introduced free Wi-Fi service to ensure travelers have a pleasant stay at the airport.