Czechs are travelling more and more and their desire to travel is constantly growing, just as the number of passengers whose final destination is the Czech Republic has been growing.
Therefore, we need to respond to these facts.
In the future, we will be able to visit a number of attractive destinations more comfortably using direct flights. These include, for example, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Delhi, Hanoi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and Tokyo.
TRENDS OUTLOOK 2023 - 2032
While in 2019, almost every Czech took one trip by plane a year, in 2041 the number of flights taken by each Czech a year may double.
Sufficient capacity is one of our main goals.
We strive to be able to fulfil all the needs of our passengers.
The development of air connections also contributes to increased competitiveness of the Czech Republic in terms of the inflow of foreign direct investments, supported growth of mutual trade exchange, and facilitating the organisation of congresses and other international events.
8.5 MILION INHABITANTS
IN AIRPORT’S CATCHMENT AREA
The airport’s goal is to ensure the best possible traffic service for this catchment area. At the same time, it is the main gateway for millions of foreign visitors to Prague and all regions of the Czech Republic. The development and modernisation of the airport is also planned with regard to the needs and preferences of this large group of potential passengers.
To continue to offer these passengers comfortable and safe air connections worldwide, the airport needs to develop.
Airlines operating long-haul flights request arrival slots during peak times, but due to the full use of these popular times, the airport had to refuse their requests in the past.
“Negotiations on new routes take many months, sometimes even years. In the case of long-haul routes, it really takes years. In order to be able to develop air connections, especially long-haul ones, we need sufficient capacity at Prague Airport.”
PRAGUE AIRPORT AVIATION BUSINESS DIRECTOR
“OPEN SKY” PRINCIPLE
In accordance with European open sky agreements, no airport can prioritise one company over another and must provide anyone interested with currently available times/slots. The division of operating capacity between two runways will allow significant capacity increases at peak times.
AND TERMINAL BUILDING EXPANSIONS
Prague Airport has selected attractive destinations around the world with strong potential for direct air connections from Prague, which you will be able to use for your travels in the future.
We are working hard to launch operations on these routes. However, to achieve this, we need sufficient operational capacity (runway and terminal), which was already lacking in 2019.