Press releases

  • In 2011, Prague Airport handled 11.8 million passengers, representing a 2% increase over the preceding year


    A total 11,788,629 passengers passed through Prague Airport in 2011, representing year-on-year growth of 2%. This in spite of the fact that the airport’s largest partner, Czech Airlines, is undergoing restructuring and interest in charter flights has dropped off somewhat. Aircraft have a higher occupancy rate, with year-on-year growth in passenger numbers occurring despite a 3.4% drop in movements.

  • EasyJet has been selected as the Quietest Airline for 2011 at Prague Airport in the jet category and Malév in the propeller aircraft category


    The names of the winners of the fifth annual QUIETEST AIRLINE contest at Prague Airport are now known. Easy Jet has won in the jet aircraft category and Malév, a Hungarian carrier, has defended its victory last year in the propeller aircraft category. The awards were presented today by representatives of both sponsoring organizations – Prague 6 Mayor Marie Kousalíková and Jiří Pos, Prague Airport Director. At the ceremony, there was a performance by Musica e Danza, a music and dance group from Dědina Elementary School, supported by the Airport. This year, the group won the World Choir Championship.

  • This winter season, Prague will have direct scheduled connections to 102 airports in 45 countries around the world


    The winter flight schedule will come into force at Prague Airport on 10/30/2011. From the end of October until 3/24/2012, 52 airlines are planning direct connections to 102 destinations in 45 countries. Of that number, 47 carriers are offering regularly scheduled flights to 96 destinations. Planned increases in seating capacity over the 2010/2011 season call for 6.4 % more seats for major carriers and 1.4 % more seats for discount carriers. By contrast, there will be a drop of 8.3 % in seating capacity compared to the same period last year, confirming the trend of summer, which saw fewer people flying on holiday then before the crisis. Overall seating capacity will increase 3 % to 5,992,234 seats offered. There may be up to 49,500 takeoffs and landings during the winter season.

  • Jiří Pos will be new CEO of Prague Airport from 01/11/2011


    Prague Airport will in connection with the personnel changes within the framework of Czech Aeroholding as of 1st November 2011 get a new management. The CEO upon departure of Miroslav Dvořák to the lead of Czech Aeroholding will be Jiří Pos; the three-member top management shall be supplemented by division managers Jozef Sinčák and Martin Hlava.

  • Miroslav Dvořák will be the General Manager of Czech Aeroholding


    Czech Aeroholding, which will umbrella the subsidiary Prague Airport, Czech Airlines, HOLIDAYS Czech Airlines, Czech Airlines Technics, Czech Airlines Handling and Czech Airlines Services, has its CEO. From 1st November 2011, this will be Miroslav Dvořák, who as of same date shall resign from his current job of the CEO of Prague Airport and the president of Czech Airlines.

  • Air France Launches New Prague – Marseille Connection


    Air France is launching a direct flight today between the Prague/Ruzyne International Airport and the airport in Marseille. The flight to Marseille will take place two times per week, expanding the existing offering of Air France direct flights to Paris and Lyon.

  • Main Runway at Prague Airport to Undergo Regular Autumn Maintenance


    Prague Airport will be carrying out regular autumn maintenance of the runway system between September 13 and September 26. The main runway, RWY 06/24, will be undergoing repairs after the most operationally demanding time of the year, the summer season, to get ready for winter operations.

  • Prague Airport Is on the Road to Further Noise and Emission Reductions, Thanks to the CDM System


    Starting at the end of August, ground operations at Prague Airport will follow Collaborative Decision Making (CEM) procedures. This will shorten the period necessary for aircraft to move on the ground, thereby reducing fuel requirements for the airlines, as well as cutting noise and emissions into the atmosphere from aircraft.

  • Air France will start regular flights from Marseille to Prague


    Air France, the French national carrier, has announced it will open a new base of operations in the French city of Marseille, from which it will begin offering 13 new direct connections starting October 2, 2011. One of those new direct flights from Marseille will be to Prague.

  • Etihad Airways and Czech Airlines sign landmark strategic agreement


    The flag carriers of the Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates – Czech Airlines (OK) and Etihad Airways (EY) – have signed a new codeshare agreement.

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