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Prague Airport

The Václav Havel Prague Airport is a contemporary and highly furnished airport, which is located at the northwest edge of Prague. The airport is situated at a distance of 17 KM from the city center and all majors parts of the city are well connected with the airport through roads. Being an international airport, it hosts plenty of Airbuses that arrive and depart the air hub for daily. It is one of the busiest airports of Czechoslovakia or the Czech Republic. Part of this airport, the city of Prague has three other airports, which are comparatively tinier than this airport. They are used for small plane, private jets and helicopter landings, while Prague Airport is used as a hub to serve all the major international airplanes that head towards this city.

With a simple car hire or local taxi hire, one can arrive at the airport within 25 to 30 minutes to the Prague Airport from the center of the city. The airport is furnished with hi-technological stuffs and managed by trained and skilled personnel. Two new terminals of the airport have been opened recently, which serve the passenger at the time of rush. For business travelers, the airport has a conference hall and those who are travelling with kids must feel happy to know that the airport has plenty of elements to occupy the kids. To aid the passengers who arrive to this airport from any other destination, Prague Airport has a car parking campus attached to the main airport compound. From this car parking area, one can get all kinds of car hire options for their destinations.

Previously, the airport was named as Prague-Ruzyně airport; though in 2012, in the month of October, the airport has been renamed as – Václav Havel Airport Prague, aka Prague Airport. The airport is renamed after the name of the country’s Velvet Revolution President, Václav Havel. He served his nation as the president of the nation for both, Czechoslovakia and Czech Republic.

Flights to Prague Airport

The airport copes with around 205 international flights a day and it is used by 50 carriers who operate direct connections, scheduled and charter, to 103 destinations in different parts of this world. The airport survey revealed that approx 1.2 million people from different parts of the world visit this airport, including transit passengers. As, the airport receives so many international and national flights every day and often being visited by a lot of people, it has been recognized as one of the busiest airports in the country. It is ranked amongst the top 30 airports of Europe which is itself a great achievement for the airport authorities. For enhancing service for the passenger, the airport authority has dedicatedly and meticulously altered things quite a lot of times. Recently, it underwent constructions and thereafter it is endowed with 2 more freshly built terminals.

Airport Authority

Like all other airports in Czech Republic, Prague Airport is maintained and supervised by the Czech Airport Authority, which is an organization or body that is powered by the state. CSA or Czech Airlines is the largest carrier in the Prague Airport.

Airport Lobby

After surpassing security check unit, passengers are directed towards the airport lobby where airport authority has furnished a tourist information desk for the travelers. This desk remains open for 24 hours and 7 days. Stuffs are friendly, well mannered and can speak English and German. From the tourist help desk, one can get information about car hire, hotel booking, city roaming guide, etc.

Airport Facilities

The airport is facilitated with business conference hall, VIP lounge, travel agencies and post offices. Apart from these some kids entertainment stuffs are also present at Prague Airport.

Airport Terminals

The airport has three major terminals. One for inter-continental flights, one for flights within EU and domestic flights and the 3rd one is for chartered and private flights.

Airport Information

Official Name:
Prague - Ruzyne International
Time Zone:
GMT +1.0
Latitude (DD):
Longitude (DD):
Latitude (DMS):
50° 4’ 0" N
Longitude (DMS):
14° 26’ 0" E
Passengers (2017):
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