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Cargo Gateway Václav Havel Airport Prague

  • 80,500 tonnes of cargo (2020, cargo + road feeder service + air mail)
  • 5 scheduled cargo airlines & 8 destinations:

ASL Airlines Belgium - Liege, Brno

Fedex - Paris

Qatar Airways Cargo - Doha, Budapest

UPS - Cologne, Budapest

Turkish Cargo - Istanbul, Vilnius

  • Over 25 logistic service providers at the airport
  • 3 high quality logistic parks in the direct vicinity of Prague Airport
  • Reliable and technologically advanced partners in the handling of cargo requirements
  • New Cargo Destination Incentive – click here for more information

Ideal geographical location

  • Excellent connection to important cities in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Extensive network of road feeder services

Cargo map

Sufficient capacity

  • 3 terminals with total capacity 235,000 tonnes of cargo annually
  • Border veterinary station
  • Handling of all types of goods
  • Valuable consignments
  • Dangerous or radioactive goods
  • Live animals
  • Frozen and perishable goods
  • 4 stands for cargo aircraft in the basic configuration, 3 in the alternative configuration for the bigger aircraft
Prague Airport Requirements

What does an Airline Have to do before it Starts Operating Prague?

1. Airline has to agree With the Prague Airport’s payment conditions

  • Prague Airport has the right to agree a particular invoicing procedure with the airline.
  • Prague Airport usually applies a monthly invoicing period with a 30-day payment term; for newly coming airlines or airlines with no regular payments, the airport introduces a 10-day invoicing and 14-day payment periods.
  • Prague Airport has the right to ask the airline for a bank guaranteed deposit or advance payment, at least for two months of its operation.
     

2. Airline has to deliver Noise Certificates for proper accounting

  • Prague Airport accepts either a scanned copy of Noise Certificates of all airline’s aircraft or if the airline follows the so called “weight flexible concept” procedure, Prague Airport can also accept email files if delivered on time to the Airport Datamanagement Department.
  • Prague Airport asks that the Noise Certificates updates are provided every time there is an update issued.
     

3. Other necessary data that need to be provided by airlines

  • Name and all contact details (cell phone and e-mail address) of person(s) responsible for operation, ground handling, accounting, route development, marketing and PR activities
  • Prague Airport asks that the airline logo is delivered in “eps” format to make sure that it is later properly displayed in airport information system as well as on check-in and gate screens
  • Prague Airport requests to be informed about the name of the handling agent with whom the airline has signed the Standard Ground Handling Agreement.
Traffic Right Application

Issues related to the operation of air transportation fall within the authority of the Civil Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport.

Civil Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transportation

The main aim and sphere of activity of the Civil Aviation Department is to provide execution of state administration and state supervision in matters of civil aviation, in accordance with Act No. 49/1997 Coll., on civil aviation and on amendment and supplement of Act No. 455/1991 Coll., on engaging in trade (The Trades Licensing Act), as subsequently amended. The Civil Aviation Department operates further in issues of the supreme aviation authority, conceptual and systematic development of civil aviation and its operating systems, protection against unlawful acts and provision of transport relations. Within the sphere of its expertise the Civil Aviation Department represents the Czech Republic in international organizations; it functions as an appellate body in administrative proceedings and processes the data for the purpose of European Communities’ law harmonization.

It is composed of the following divisions:

  • Air Transport Division
  • Flight Operations and Safety Division
  • Infrastructure and Air Facilities Division
  • Security Division
  • Conception and Development Division

Contacts

  • Ministry of Transport
    Civil Aviation Department
    nábřeží Ludvíka Svobody 12
    P. O. Box 9 
    110 15 Prague 1
    Czech Republic
  • Director of Civil Aviation Department
    Mr. Zdeněk Jelínek
    E-mail: sekretariat.220@mdcr.cz
    Phone: +420 225 131 390

Procedure on Distribution of Traffic Rights to Community Air Carriers

Decision making process on distribution of traffic rights is under sole jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport according to Act no. 49/1997 Coll., on civil aviation, as amended by the Act no. 225/2006 Coll. and Act no. 500/2004 Coll, Administrative Code.

The Ministry of Transport decides on allocation of respective traffic rights on the basis of written application, which is submitted in the Czech or English language to the following address:

Application on allocation of traffic rights shall contain:

  • name of air carrier, address of place of business (eventually address of service), identification number or any other similar data, signatures;
  • description of services offered including time period and type of operation;
  • proposal of timetable including specification of traffic rights;
  • type of aircraft and its configuration;
  • expected starting date of operation;
  • tariffs offered;
  • expected operating rentability;
  • description of methods of offering services including distribution of transport documents; and
  • integration in own present route network and connection with other air carrier’s route network;

and is documented by:

  • operating license in accordance with Council Regulation (EEC) No. 2407/92;
  • air operators certificate (AOC) including operations specifications with appropriate geographical specification, which cover required traffic rights;
  • insurance certificate as regards aviation-specific liability in respect of passengers, baggage, cargo and third parties; and
  • security programme.

The Ministry of Transport publishes information about receiving of first application on allocation of traffic rights on official board and simultaneously on internet site (www.mdcr.cz) within 7 days from its delivery. Other air carriers may submit application on allocation of traffic rights in the same issue within 21 days period from publishing information about first application.

The Ministry of Transport in process of allocation of traffic rights takes the following into consideration:

  • type and quality of offered air services;
  • frequency of offered air services and offered capacity;
  • expected starting date of operation and time period of operation;
  • availability of services offered to consumers;
  • tariffs offered; and
  • ensurance of transport services including connection and integration to present route network.

The Ministry of Transport decides about application on allocation of traffic rights within 60 days period from delivery of first application. Decision on allocation of traffic rights is issued for 10 years period. The Ministry of Transport publishes the decision on allocation of traffic rights on its official board and simultaneously on the web site www.mdcr.cz. The allocated traffic rights shall not be ceded to other entity. In case of withdrawal or not granting traffic rights by competent authority of third country, air carrier is obliged to notice this fact to the Ministry of Transport in writing.

The Ministry of Transport withdraws allocated traffic rights, if:

  • air carrier will not start operation on specified route within 6 months period from a day, when the decision on allocation of traffic rights comes into legal force;
  • air carrier does not exercise allocated traffic rights for more than 12 successive months;
  • competent authority of third country does not issue or withdraw air carrier’s respective operating authorization; or
  • air carrier fails to fulfill conditions stipulated in decision on allocation of traffic rights.

There is possibility to bring an appeal against decision on allocation of traffic rights within 15 days from notice of decision to the Minister of Transport by way of the Civil Aviation Department of the Ministry of Transport. There is also possibility to bring an action to competent administrative court according to Act no. 150/2002 Coll., after exhaustion of all legal means.

Slot Application

Prague Airport has the status of a coordinated airport (level 3).

AIP part GEN 1.2.1.8

1.2.1.8 Slots

As a breach of coordination mechanisms is considered:

a) execution of flight without previous allocation of slot by the airport coordinator;

b) intentional breach of coordinated time, it means the coordination has been done for the flight in accordance with the above mentioned articles but the real block time after arrival or before departure differs more than 20 minutes from the time allocated by the coordinator without serious reasons (meteorological condition, en-route slot etc.) and without adequate justification by sending a delay code and appropriate time of delay.

In case of flight with the assigned slot outside time of night noise restriction, in which the block time is after landing or before take-off of the aircraft during the period of night noise from 2100 (2000) to 0500 (0400), a tolerance of 10 minutes is applied.

c) breach of coordinated type of aircraft or failure to comply with the noise criteria of category 1 or 2 during the period of night noise restriction 2100 (2000) to 0500 (0400) according to AIP, LKPR AD 2.21;

d) a flight for which a slot was allocated by the airport coordinator is not realized and cancellation of the slot by the airport coordinator has not been requested in advance.

Decision if coordination mechanisms have been breached is in full competence of the airport coordinator.

1.2.1.8.2 Breach of coordination mechanisms

As a breach of coordination mechanisms is considered:

a) execution of flight without previous allocation of slot by the airport coordinator;

b) intentional breach of coordinated time, it means the coordination has been done for the flight in accordance with the above mentioned articles but the real block time after arrival or before departure differs more than 20 minutes from the time allocated by the coordinator without serious reasons (meteorological condition, en-route slot etc.) and without adequate justification by sending a delay code and appropriate time of delay.

In case of flight with the assigned slot outside time of night noise restriction, in which the block time is after landing or before take-off of the aircraft during the period of night noise from 2100 (2000) to 0500 (0400), a tolerance of 10 minutes is applied.

c) breach of coordinated type of aircraft or failure to comply with the noise criteria of category 1 or 2 during the period of night noise restriction 2100 (2000) to 0500 (0400) according to AIP, LKPR AD 2.21;

d) a flight for which a slot was allocated by the airport coordinator is not realized and cancellation of the slot by the airport coordinator has not been requested in advance.

Decision if coordination mechanisms have been breached is in full competence of the airport coordinator.

1.2.1.8.3 Charge for breach of coordination mechanisms

1.2.1.8.3.1 The airport operator collects an additional fee for breach of the coordination mechanisms in accordance with the decision of the coordinator:

  • according to 1.2.1.8.2 a) 2000 EUR for aircraft with MTOW higher than 15 000 kg and 1000 EUR for aircraft with MTOW less or equal to 15 000 kg; in case of breach of coordination procedures during the period of night noise restriction from 2100 (2000) to 0500 (0400) the fee is 2300 EUR for aircraft with MTOW higher than 15 000 kg and 1150 EUR for aircraft with MTOW less or equal to 15 000 kg.
  • according to 1.2.1.8.2 b) 1000 EUR for aircraft with MTOW higher than 15 000 kg and 500 EUR for aircraft with MTOW less or equal to 15 000 kg; in case of breach of coordination procedures during the period of night noise restriction from 2100 (2000) to 0500 (0400) the fee is 1150 EUR for aircraft with MTOW higher than 15 000 kg and 575 EUR for aircraft with MTOW less or equal to 15 000 kg;
  • according to 1.2.1.8.2 c) 800 EUR for aircraft with MTOW higher than 15 000 kg and 400 EUR for aircraft with MTOW less or equal to 15 000 kg in case of noise category 3 and 4; in case of noise category 5 the additional fee is 1000 EUR for aircraft with MTOW higher than 15 000 kg and 500 EUR for aircraft with MTOW less or equal to 15 000 kg;
  • according to 1.2.1.8.2 d) 500 EUR for arrival or departure of aircraft with MTOW higher than 15 000 kg and 250 EUR for arrival or departure of aircraft with MTOW less or equal to 15 000 kg.
ID Card Application
  • The applicants need to apply for Background check at the Czech Civil Aviation Authority
    In case the applicant is a foreigner, it is necessary submit also the officially verified extract of the Criminal Record to CAA, in specific cases it is necessary to have an apostille/superlegalization.
    Applicants then need to apply for Prague Airport security awareness training.
    Applicants also need to fill in the Prague Airport ID card application form and submit it to the Security Strategy and Administration office at the airport.
  • We highly recommend to start solving the ID card application as soon as possible. The whole process can take up to 2-3 months due to all necessary procedures.
  • May you be interested in applying for the Prague Airport ID Card, please contact us on aviation@prg.aero for more details.
Office Rent Application

May you be interested in renting an office at Prague Airport, please contact our Nonaviation Business team on pronajmy@prg.aero.