Cargo to Lure in Long-haul Carriers; Prague Airport Signs Memorandum on the Development of Cargo Air Transport on Passenger Flights

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Prague Airport has signed a memorandum on the development of cargo air transport together with 12 other companies which joined the Prague Airport Cargo Point statement. The new platform is to help boost the competitiveness and development of cargo air transport at Václav Havel Airport Prague. The main goal is to make Prague Airport more attractive, especially for long-haul passenger carriers, as according to an IATA survey, the transportation of air cargo on traditional passenger routes accounts for up to 25 percent of revenues.

“Our main goal is promoting the efficient use of capacities. A significant part of the traded cargo is transported to the Czech Republic via automobile freight transport, which we can successfully replace by using available capacities, especially on long-haul routes, where the capacity for cargo transportation is up to 20 tons. Passenger flights are now dependent on the transportation of air cargo, and the support of this area is thus crucial for the development of the current network of long-haul routes. We believe that in this area we can build on the successful cargo platforms which are run, for example, in Brussels or Paris,” Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors, said.

The founding members of the Prague Airport Cargo Point platform are Prague Airport, Arrow mobile (Road Feeder Service provider), Czech Airlines and Qatar Airways Cargo air carriers, Menzies Aviation (Czech) and Skyport handling agents, GSA cargo agencies of GLOBE AIR CARGO and SKY.XS AIRCARGO, the leading forwarding companies of Cargo-partner ČR, DHL Global Forwarding (CZ), DSV Air & Sea, and NNR GLOBAL LOGISTICS UK. The platform is also supported by the Association of Forwarding and Logistics of the Czech Republic.

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Klára Divíšková, Prague Airport Spokesperson