Other major reasons to serve this airport
- Prague Airport is the biggest airport in the Czech Republic and one of the major hubs for Central and Eastern Europe. Long-term growth of passenger numbers, an excellent location in the heart of Europe along with Prague’s recognition as an attractive business and holiday destination represents a unique opportunity for air service development.
- Business travellers represent 40% of all passengers handled at Prague Airport. A steadily growing economy, stable and fair conditions, skilled workforce and low prices makes the Czech Republic very attractive in terms of investment. Over 130,000 Czech firms across all sectors are supported by foreign capital.
- Prague is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations attracting visitors with its breathtaking beauty, amazing history and culture, high-quality conference and convention centres and wide range of accommodation.
- Due to Prague’s location in the centre of Europe, 21% of passengers already transfer through the Prague hub where 48 airlines serve more than 125 routes, making use of the airport’s operational excellence and convenient passenger facilities as well as smooth and easy transfer with a minimum connecting time of 25 minutes.
- Prague Airport was voted “Best Airport in Eastern Europe” in 2009 and “Best Airport in Central and Eastern Europe” in the 2007 and 2005 World Airport Awards surveys conducted by Skytrax.
Marketing and other support
- Prague Airport assists the decision-making process and provides access to detailed information about the airport’s operations, statistics related to the Czech economy and tourism, MIDT data and route analyses.
- An appealing incentive scheme and marketing support is applied to all aviation segments, with significant discounts for newcomers. The enlarged incentive scheme supports new destinations and new operations, incremental frequencies, use of off-peak slots and use of aircraft with higher seat capacity. A new regressive incentive and marketing support also has been introduced to motivate carriers based at Prague Airport to enhance the growth of their operations at the airport.
- Complete details and conditions of the Prague Airport incentive scheme are available at www.prg.aero/b2b.
- Prague Airport has introduced the website www.letejtezprahy.cz that contributes to the promotion of flights from Prague. It offers to Czech travellers the most comprehensive information available in the Czech language about destinations with direct air connections from Prague.
- 60 min catchment area 2.4 million
- 90 min catchment area 4.2 million
- 120 min catchment area 7.9 million
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
- Ideal location for cargo services as a portal to Central and Eastern Europe
- Excellent road connections to regional centres such as Warsaw, Berlin, Munich, Vienna and Bratislava
- Two cargo terminals with a total capacity of 100,000 m2
- Operation and Warehouse Space 24,500 m2
- Office Space 8,000 m2
- Boundary Veterinary Station
- Handling of valuable consignments, dangerous or radioactive goods, live animals, frozen and perishable goods
- The Czech Republic is the only new Member State of the European Union to report a surplus in its foreign trade. Foreign trade turnover was CZK 4,859.7 billion, of which exports account for CZK 2,472.4 billion (EUR 99 billion) and imports for CZK 2,387.4 billion (EUR 95.5 billion).
- Machinery and vehicles now account for nearly 55% of exports; other important sectors being production of electrical and optical instruments, and related industries with their principal subcontractors (especially the rubber industry and plastic manufacturing).
- Top 10 investors in the Czech Republic:
- Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (South Korea)
- Volkswagen/Skoda Auto (Germany)
- Mondi Packaging Paper Steti (Netherlands)
- Nemak Europe (Mexico)
- Denso Manufacturing Czech (Japan)
- Robert Bosch (Germany)
- Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. (Japan)
- Chemopetrol (Czech Republic)
- DHL Information Services Europe (United Kingdom)
- Prague Airport offers easy access to Prague’s city centre (only 17 km)
- Fast transit to the city centre or to the nearest underground station (20-30 min) is provided by efficient system of public buses. The Airport Express buses operate a direct service to the main railway station with connections to international and regional trains. Individual transport at guaranteed, fixed prices is provided by three taxi and official transport companies.
- Prague Airport is directly connected with the dense highway network of the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic has one of the most advanced transport networks in Central and Eastern Europe. Its geographical position makes it a natural crossroads for major transit corridors. Thanks to the ongoing extension of the road network, Prague Airport is now easily accessible for the population of border regions in Germany, Austria and Poland.
Infrastructure & Operations:
- Runways: RWY 06/24: 3715 x 45 m (CAT III B), RWY 13/31: 3250 x 45 m (CAT I)
- Runway Capacity: 46 movements per hour
- Slot coordinated airport (level 3)
- Operating hours: 24/7
- Passenger Terminals: 3 / capacity 15.5 million passengers annually
- Terminal 1 – Non-Schengen flights
- Terminal 2 – Schengen flights
- Terminal 3 – General Aviation
- Number of Parking Stands: 56 apron + terminal
- Terminal 1 – 27 including 17 contact gates
- Terminal 2 – 26 including 16 contact gates
- Min. connect time: 25 minutes
- Fuel Suppliers: Agip, Lukoil, Shell, Total
- Handling Agents: Czech Airlines, Menzies Aviation (Czech), Prague Airport Handling and Ground Services
Important infrastructure developments and/or other news
- Given the airport’s growth, both in terms of the number of passengers and aircraft movements, the next crucial step in the development of the airport is to expand the runway system. Prague Airport has begun the preparations for building new parallel runway RWY 06R/24L.
- 12.6 million passengers in 2008
- 178,628 movements
- Average of 34,500 passengers daily
- 86% share of scheduled passenger traffic
- 23% share of low cost segment
- 21% share of transfer passengers
- 47,900 tons of air cargo
- Largest carrier: Czech Airlines