Press releases

  • Prague Ruzyne Airport Celebrates 75th Anniversary


    It will be precisely 75 years at the beginning of April since the largest and most modern airport in the Czech Republic launched its operations. A total of 201 million passengers have been serviced and more than 4 million passenger flights handled throughout its 75-year-long history of operations. Prague Airport has prepared many surprises for passengers and airport visitors.

  • New Opportunities for Aircraft Enthusiasts at Prague Airport


    Prague Airport and have created some new activities for spotters interested in air traffic at the Czech Republic’s largest airport. As part of the airport’s 75th anniversary, spotters have bleachers provided to help them take photos through the airport fence. Openings are being made for camera lenses at several points along the fence. Saturday, April 7, a ceremonial opening is being organized by Prague Airport’s Aviation Photography Club.

  • During the Summer Flight Season, Prague Airport Will Be Connected to 128 Destinations in 47 Countries by 54 Air Carriers


    On Sunday 3/25/2012, Prague Airport will begin operating under its summer flight schedule. A total of 54 air carriers will operate at Prague Airport: 49 of them on passenger routes and 5 as cargo carriers. The summer flight schedule includes regular connections to 128 places in 47 states.



    Prague Airport Consulting together with WheelTug plc released a video simulation which shows the findings of the initial analysis of WheelTug® and the benefits it provides Prague Airport.

  • Main Runway at Prague/Ruzyne Airport to Undergo General Repairs


    The main runway at Prague/Ruzyne Airport, RWY 06/24, is to undergo general repairs. The repairs are motivated by the runway's technical state, which has been caused by long-term use. The repairs are being divided into three phases, planned for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Prague Airport currently has detailed plans for the first phase, which will be carried out between May 15 and August 8, 2012. After negotiations with representatives of the densely populated districts of Prague and Kladno, which will be impacted by the use of an alternate runway, Prague Airport as design operations to make maximum use of a shortened version of the main runway. One benefit brought by the repairs is that, after implementing the entire general repair scheme, regular spring and autumn maintenance will require only 3 to 5 days, instead of the current 2 to 3 weeks.

  • Prague airport playing its part in industry effort on climate change


    This morning, European airport trade body Airports Council International Europe (ACI Europe) announced the latest results of its climate change initiative, Airport Carbon Accreditation, the voluntary carbon management certification programme, launched in June 2009. The programme is independently administered and institutionally endorsed. It now boasts 55 airports certified in Europe and one in Asia-Pacific, each one Airport Carbon Accredited at one of the four available levels of certification (Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation, Neutrality). Prague Airport is Airport Carbon Accredited at the Mapping level of the programme.

  • 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.

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