Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG)

1. Airport Overview

2. History and Background

  • Founding Year: 1937
  • Development Timeline:
    • 1937: Airport opens as Prague-Ruzyně Airport
    • 2012: Renamed to Václav Havel Airport Prague in honor of the former Czech president
  • Significant Events:
    • 2019: Record passenger traffic of over 17 million
    • 2020: Adaptations and improvements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

3. Facilities and Services

  • Passenger Services:
    • Lounges: MasterCard Lounge, Erste Premier Lounge, and Raiffeisenbank Lounge
    • Wi-Fi: Free unlimited Wi-Fi available throughout the airport
    • Baggage Services: Lost & Found, baggage wrapping, and storage
  • Shopping and Dining:
    • Shops: Duty-free, luxury brands, local Czech products
    • Restaurants: Starbucks, McDonald’s, Pilsner Urquell Original Restaurant, and more
  • Transportation:
    • Public Transport: Buses, taxis
    • Car Rentals: Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt
    • Parking: Short-term and long-term parking options, valet parking
    • Shuttles: Hotel shuttles and city shuttles available
  • Accessibility: Services for passengers with reduced mobility, accessible restrooms, dedicated assistance teams

4. Terminals and Layout

  • Terminal Information:
    • Terminal 1: Non-Schengen flights
    • Terminal 2: Schengen flights
  • Airport Layout MapInteractive Map

5. Flights and Airlines

  • Airlines: Czech Airlines, Ryanair, EasyJet, Lufthansa, Emirates, and many more
  • Destinations: Over 160 destinations worldwide including London, Paris, New York, and Dubai
  • Flight StatusReal-time Flight Status

6. Travel Tips and Information

  • Check-In Procedures: Check-in counters open 2-3 hours before departure; online check-in available
  • Security: Comprehensive security procedures; separate lines for families and business travelers
  • Customs and Immigration: Passport control for non-Schengen flights, customs checks for arriving international passengers

7. Hotels and Accommodation

  • On-Site Hotels:
    • Aerorooms Hotel (located within the airport)
  • Nearby Hotels:
    • Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport
    • Holiday Inn Prague Airport
    • Ramada Airport Hotel Prague

8. Airport Lounges

  • Lounge Access:
    • MasterCard Lounge: Access with Priority Pass membership, or for a fee
    • Erste Premier Lounge: Access for Erste Premier cardholders and Priority Pass members
    • Raiffeisenbank Lounge: Access for certain ticket classes and membership programs
  • Lounge Amenities: Complimentary food and beverages, Wi-Fi, showers, workstations, relaxation areas

9. Business and Conference Facilities

  • Business Centers: Available in various lounges with workstations and meeting rooms
  • Meeting Rooms: Available at the Courtyard by Marriott Prague Airport and Holiday Inn Prague Airport

10. Airport Statistics

  • Passenger Traffic: Approximately 17 million passengers annually (pre-COVID)
  • Flight Operations: Over 155,000 flight movements annually
  • Cargo: Handles over 82,000 tons of cargo annually

11. Future Developments

  • Upcoming Projects: Expansion plans including new terminal developments and increased capacity
  • Renovation Plans: Ongoing upgrades to terminal interiors, security, and passenger facilities

12. Traveler Experiences

13. Photo Gallery

  • Images:
    • Exterior view of the terminal complex
    • Interior shots of check-in areas, lounges, and dining options
    • Aircraft on the tarmac

14. Useful Links

15. Contact and Support

  • Customer Support:
  • Feedback: Feedback form available on the official website

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