Airport facts

Runway systems

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Runways:

  • RWY 06/24: 3715 x 45 m equipped for CAT I (RWY 06) and CAT III B operations up to visibility 50 meters (RWY 24)
  • RWY 12/30: 3250 x 45 m equipped for CAT I operations

Operational Measures for Decreasing Noise

The following procedures are set for decreasing noise at the Prague Airport:

Restricting Night Flights

Take-offs and landings of aircraft with MTOW more than 45 t, except aircraft included in Bonus list, are not permitted from 2100 (2000) to 0500 (0400).

Take-offs and landings of aircraft with MTOW greater than 45 t which are listed in the list of aircraft types permitted for night operation from 2100 (2000) to 0500 (0400) are permitted. Each particular aircraft is obliged to comply with standards for being listed in one of noise categories from 1 to 9 in accordance with GEN 4.1.1.4. The number of planned flights is restricted by traffic regulation for night operation.

Take-offs and landings of aircraft with MTOW less or equal to 45 t are permitted from 2100 (2000) to 0500 (0400). Each particular aircraft is obliged to comply with standards for being listed in one of noise categories from 1 to 9 in accordance with GEN 4.1.1.4. The number of planned flights is restricted by traffic regulation for night operation.

Preferences of the Runway System

The take-off and landing of jet aircraft with a maximum take-off weight of more than 7 tons must customarily be performed from RWY 06/24. Arrivals on RWY 12 or departures from RWY 30 are also allowed in time from 0500 to 2100 (0400-2000).

In the event of the RWY being inoperative or in other cases precisely defined in the AIP CR AD 2.21.2 (i.e. insufficient braking effects, a strong side wind,…..) take-offs and landings are permitted from the other RWY as well while following the conditions specified in the AIP CR at the same time.

Rules for executing arrivals and departures from the point of view of the angle of descent, possible diversion from runway heading or SID and departure procedures for jet aircraft (i.e. the position of the flaps, decreasing motor performance...) are also specified in the AIP CR AD 2.21.3 and 2.21.4.

Other restrictions: see AIP CR - LKPR AD 2. 20 – Rules for local flight operations.

Aircraft movements (take-offs and landings) at the Prague-Ruzyne airport are continually monitored via 14 monitoring stations as a part of Noise and Track Monitoring System.

Construction of New Runway

Given the airport’s growth, both in the number of passengers and I the number of aircraft movements, the next crucial step in the development of the airport is to expand on the runway system. Prague Airport began the preparations for building new parallel runway RWY 06R/24L.