Prague Airport to invest 27 billion CZK during first development phase
The investment will be utilised across Prague Airport, funding essential long-term developments including the extension of Terminal 2.
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Prague Václav Havel Airport has announced that it intends to invest 27 billion CZK during its first development phase, funded from the airport’s own resources with no effect on state budget.
Prague Václav Havel Airport is the fifth fastest growing airport in Europe, and is predicting a long-term average of a three per cent increase in yearly passenger numbers; expecting to handle 30 million passengers by 2035. The airport has determined that capacity availability must be adjusted in order to competently manage the expected growth.
A range of short-term, near-future and mid-term developments includes:
- A new centralised security checkpoint resulting in up to 40 per cent more passengers handled
- An in-depth expansion of Terminal 2 that will take place in several stages
- New parking garages in front of the extended Terminal 2, largely replacing current parking options, equipped with electric charging stations, robotic parking and advanced occupancy-monitoring technology
- The construction of a parallel runway that will be used primarily for the landing of aircraft
- New check-in counters and a check-in island, enabling the airport to better handle more long-haul flights
- A new aircraft stand, allowing one large wide-body aircraft or two smaller narrow-bodied aircraft to be serviced.
The developments at Prague Václav Havel Airport will provide new employment and business opportunities to the region; encourage tourism and direct connections, with a particular emphasis on long-haul flights; enable faster check-in and greater comfort for passengers due to the inclusion of modern technology; and improve international and national business relationships.
The airport has also announced longer term developments that are not predicted to begin until 2028, including a new rail connection and further technological developments.