270,000 More Passengers Used Vaclav Havel Airport Prague during the First Half of This Year than during the Same Period Last Year
The performance of Vaclav Havel Airport Prague for the first half of 2015 confirms the increasing interest in Prague as a destination. During the first half of 2015, a total of 5,233,583 passengers were handled at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. Compared to the same period in 2014, this represents an increase of almost 270,000.
Prague to have new direct regular connection with China, as of this September a direct flight route will begin operating from Prague to Beijing
At a press conference in China today Hainan Airlines announced the start of the operation of a direct regular flight route between Prague and Beijing. This comes as the result of intensive talks held between the airline and representatives of Prague Airport company as of the end of last year. The first flight is to take place on 23 September 2015.
Czech Aeroholding has called for a two-round urban–transport tender resulting in new ideas for the image of the public area outside Terminals 1 and 2. The aim is to obtain a bid to reorganize transportation and create an urban concept for the public and development areas for preparing the construction of railway connections and the new parking system. In the future, a representative, friendly area is to be developed outside the terminals featuring a smart solution for car transportation and parking. The current interior of Terminals 1 and 2 is also to undergo modification to evoke the beginning of passengers’ holidays in Prague and the CR immediately upon their arrival.
As of 1 June 2015 Letiště Praha is introducing several important changes in the parking system to significantly improve its services. The new, unmistakable brand AEROPARKING offers a complex of six parking lots located directly at the airport. Thus the parking services have been expanded, bringing modifications to local navigation and to the names of individual parking lots, which now correspond to their purpose.* The reservation system has been simplified, along with the price list, offering the best price-quality ratio in the marketplace. These new changes are part of the long-term goal of continuing to make the airport customer-friendly.
2015’s first quarter’s operational results of Václav Havel Airport Prague have confirmed a growing interest in Prague as a final destination. Václav Havel Airport Prague handled a total of 2,011,729 passengers during the first quarter of the year 2015 whereas 70 thousand fewer passengers were handled during the same period of the year 2014.
With the opening of four new metro stations planned for 6 April 2015 at 3 PM, changes in transportation to Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (LVHP) will take effect as of 7 April 2015. The changes, implemented by Prague Public Transit Authority (DPP) together with ROPID, will shorten travel time on bus route No. 119, now terminating at Nádraží Veleslavín station on the ‘A’ metro line.
The summer flight schedule at Václav Havel Airport Prague brings many new offerings. Passengers will have a record 138 direct connections around the world available.
On Sunday 29 March, a new flight schedule comes into effect at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. In the upcoming season, which lasts until 24 October 2015, 60 carriers will offer their services under the regular schedule with their planes flying to 138 destinations around the globe. Six new carriers will fly to Václav Havel Airport Prague and Prague will be connected to a total of 29 new destinations.
German air carrier AirBerlin will add Prague in its destination network on 13 April 2015. The airline will operate twenty connections per week between Václav Havel Airport Prague and Berlin Tegel Airport. The frequency between the two cities will be three times a day on weekdays and five connections at weekends. The new route will offer passengers from Prague not only comfortable connection with Berlin, but also the possibility to make use of follow-up flights within the network of 150 destinations where AirBerlin flights.
This morning, top management of Czech Aeroholding, the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic, the Security Intelligence Service, the Military Intelligence Section of the Ministry of Defence and the Office for Foreign Relations and Information signed a ‘Memorandum on Collaboration to Increase Security at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague”. It was the first step in implementing the ‘Project to Increase Security at Václav Havel Airport Prague’.
11,149,926 passengers checked in at Václav Havel Airport Prague last year. This is a 1.6% increase in comparison with 2013 when nearly 11 million passengers walked through the airport gates. The trend of the last years has continued and the number of local passengers for whom Prague was the starting or final destination has risen. When compared to the previous year, the number increased by 5.68%, and thus broke the historic record of 2008.