Observation decks have been completed on the main airport runway designated RWY 06/24 in Knezeves and at the runway intersection accessible from Hostivice for aviation enthusiasts. The observation decks may be used to observe and photograph day-to-day activities above the level of the airport fencing. Formal opening of the observation decks was conducted by airport CEO Jiri Pos.
Exchange of the Instrument Landing System for the main Ruzyne runway in the direction of RWY 24 was successfully completed yesterday by Air Navigation Services, s.p. The facility allows precise directions to be given to aircraft landing under highly unfavorable weather conditions and allows aircraft properly equipped to receive information enabling fully automatic landing procedures.
MasterCard and Prague Airport held a grand opening today for the new lounge in Terminal 1. The guest of honor was Mrs. Dagmar Havel. The MasterCard Lounge (at the site of the former Crystal Lounge) stands out for its modern design, offering guests both comfort and privacy. The interior design was done by Atelier FD.
Prague Airport increases the number of free entries into short-term car parks from the current two per day to one entry per hour
Based on the annual evaluation of operation and on foreign airports experience, with effect from July 1, 2012 Prague Airport shall extend the free entry period for car parks P1 and P2 to 15 minutes every hour. Currently, parking visitors can use the free 15-minute period twice a day only. For those using short-term car parks several times a year and spending more than 15 minutes there, Prague Airport has prepared a value card with up to 60% discount.
Prague Airport has officially concluded this year's program of environmental education at elementary schools in its neighborhood
Prague Airport has officially concluded the first year of environmental education for children from elementary schools located in the airport’s neighborhood. The program was launched early this year. Pupils of fourth and fifth grades have learned interesting facts about water- and air protection, noise issues or waste management.
The main runway at Prague Airport, designated RWY 06/24 is undergoing the first phase of general repairs. The runway will go back into service on August 9. Work started on May 15. Special technology was used to remove and crush approximately 70,000 tons of material. A new concrete surface is currently being applied which will then be allowed to mature for almost a month.
In keeping with a resolution by the government of the Czech Republic, Prague/Ruzyne International Airport will be renamed Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. The formal name change is scheduled for October 5, Havel’s birthday.
Prague Airport and Prague 6 are kicking off the 6th Annual QUIETEST AIRLINE competition at Prague Ruzyne International Airport. The competition will run from June until October 2012 – the time during which air traffic is at its most intense. The point of the activity is to motivate airlines in a positive way to take a friendly approach to the natural environment, with an emphasis on the issue of noise.
AEGEAN, the largest Greek carrier and a member of Star Alliance network, today launched new direct services from Athens to Prague, the political, economic and cultural Centre of the Czech Republic. AEGEAN will connect Athens to Prague with 3 flights per week. The aircraft will depart every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
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.