The Prague Airport Development Vision
Development of Václav Havel Airport
It is expected that the number of air passengers will double in the next 20 years. To preserve the significance of the Czech Republic, the development of airport infrastructure is essential. Accordingly, the airport adjusts its capacity.
New Terminal 2 and Parallel Runway
The new Terminal 2 and the proposed parallel runway will enable to continue to satisfy the increasing passenger demand. Modern technology will be integrated into the airport’s operation.
Airport City North and South
The development of Václav Havel Airport will bring advantages for the region and prosperity to the whole country. New business opportunities will be created in Airport City, for example in the form of administrative centres, sports facilities or hotels.
Václav Havel Airport Prague is the 5th fastest growing airport in Europe. It is suggested that in the future, there will be a long-term average 3% increase in the number of passengers handled a year, for which the airport’s capacity has to be prepared and adjusted. In the first development phase, we plan to invest 27 billion CZK. The development will be funded from our own resources with no effect on the state budget.
Researches indicate that the number of air passengers in Europe will double in the next 20 years. We plan to handle 30 million passengers in 2035.
New jobs and business opportunities
Encouragement of tourism and direct connections, especially long-haul flights
Faster check-in and greater comfort for passengers as a result of adoption of modern technology
Improved international and national business relationships and inflow of foreign investment
As part of its long-term strategy, Prague Airport aims to open new regular connections, with the possibility of offering passengers in our catchment area comfortable connections to destinations all over the world. We strive to increase the number of long-haul destinations to Asia and North America, while also extending the existing seasonal connections from New York, Philadelphia or Toronto to year-round service. Our goal in Europe is to provide direct flights to all capital cities and destinations showing great long-term passenger potential. What are some of these destinations? Take a look at the map.
In support of incoming and outgoing tourism, we cooperate with the Czech Tourism Authority – CzechTourism, Prague City Tourism and the Central Bohemia Tourist Board. The aim of this cooperation is to coordinate business and marketing activities in relation to air carriers and to jointly promote the destination of Prague and the Czech Republic in selected foreign markets.
This area is equipped with eight automated and six manual security lines. As a result, up to 40 % more passengers are handled during the peak hours compared to the former security control.
The new reconfigured stand in Terminal 1 allows either one large wide-body aircraft or two smaller narrow-body aircrafts to be serviced. The stand is equipped with a new jet bridge with three departure gates marked as A3, A4 and A10 leading to the bridge.
In Terminal 1, two new large-capacity carousels and two reconstructed standard carousels for checked baggage were opened.
The new counters will particularly enable the airport to handle more long-haul flights. We intend to open 8 new check-in counters in Terminal 1 and one check-in island with 24 new counters in Terminal 2. The new counters may be equipped with self-bag drop technology.
There will be reconfiguration of sector B1 of the apron, where two new old reconfigured aircraft stands and two reconstructed departure gates will be created. The pier C stand will also be reconfigured and two new bus gates will be built there.
By reconstructing the baggage sorting facility in Terminal 2, its capacity will increase by almost 50 %. The facilities in both terminals will be replaced in order to comply with the highest standards of checked baggage security control.
In summer, the new de-icing stand by Terminal 2 will be used to service the aircraft. It will be possible to service up to two A380 aircrafts there.