BENEFITS FOR OUR COUNTRY
AND AIRPORT’S VICINITY
No prosperous economy in the world, not even the Czech, can do without a modern international airport and an efficiently working network of air connections.
The operation of the airport contributes significantly to the growth of the Czech economy and national wealth. The development of the airport will support the influx of foreign investment and business opportunities. The surrounding airports are being developed. Prague Airport will only remain competitive in the future thanks to its further development, modernisation, and digitization.
AIR TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT
The needed development of Václav Havel Airport Prague is supported by the general public. Based on the 2023 Median agency survey, 89% of respondents support further air transport development, which is 7% more than in 2019. The ultimate development of Václav Havel Airport Prague is supported by 92% of Czech citizens.
The general public is also aware of the importance of the airport for the growth of the Czech economy, the development of tourism, trade, and investments as confirmed by 87% of respondents.
• Seven out of ten respondents use air transport
• As many as 89% support air transport development – 7% more than in 2019
• A total 92% support the development of Václav Havel Airport Prague
BENEFITS FOR PRAGUE
AND CENTRAL BOHEMIAN REGION
In addition to a network of direct connections, the modernised airport will also provide job opportunities. Other advantages comprise the Airport City, which will be full of services for the area residents, the runway system consisting of two parallel runways reducing the noise burden for the densely populated parts of Prague and Kladno, and the airport night closure.
The Municipalities of Prague 5 and 6 and the Lidický stream microregion have expressed their support for the development of Václav Havel Airport Prague by signing a memorandum of understanding and cooperation.
WITH OTHER AIRPORTS
Important airports in the surrounding countries, which are direct competitors of Václav Havel Airport Prague, already started working on their development after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. If Prague Airport does not develop, we won’t be able to offer airlines the required infrastructure. The subsequent decline in the offer of air connections will result in the gradual decline of Prague Airport and its economic benefits.
- Investments of +500 mil EUR since 2018
- Terminal 3 reconstruction and expansion underway
- Revived plans for 3rd runway construction with work to commence by 2033
- New hotel construction featuring 500 rooms planned
- In 2020, the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport launched its operation
- Investments of 6.6 billion EUR
- Current capacity up to 40 mil PAX
- At present: 2 RWYs and 2 terminals
- Additional 2 terminals planned; increasing capacity up to 55 mil PAX
- Terminal 1 to be expanded with a new Pier by 2025 able to handle 6 wide-body or 12 narrow-body aircraft
- Construction of 1,800 new parking places and a hotel with 358 rooms
- Construction of new support facilities for car rentals featuring 5,600 parking places
- Plans for 3rd runway construction are currently on hold
- Brand-new airport of Central Communication Port
- Launch of operation is planned in 2028
- Initial yearly capacity of 40 mil PAX
- By 2060, the yearly capacity is to increase to 65 mil PAX
- Currently 2 RWYs (in future possibly up to 4 RWYs)
- Motorway network and connection to high-speed railway
- Investments of +250 mil EUR since 2018
- By 2025, Terminal 1 reconstruction to be completed
- Terminal 3 preparations are underway with planned launch of operation in 2030
- Planned cargo capacity increase from 250k to 300k tons
- Investments of 80 mil EUR
- Airport to undergo complex modernisation
- As many as 12 new aircraft handling stands to be built
- Airport operation to be improved by new taxiway