Prague Airport has reached the 15 million serviced passengers milestone which is the greatest number in 80-year-long history. The largest airport in the Czech Republic has thus beat the year-old record from December 2016 when announced the 13 millionth serviced passenger. Prague Airport has been reporting records in operational results all year long and became one of the fastest growing airports in Europe in its category (of airports handling 10-25 million passengers a year). The results were caused by the growing attractivity of Prague as an interesting and safe destination for foreign visitors and the willingness of Czechs to spend more money on their travels abroad. “Prague Airport is also viewed more as an interesting partner for many important air carriers, either starting their operations in Prague or increasing their existing capacity or frequencies,” Václav Řehoř added.
The record number of handled passengers has also significantly affected the daily operations of the largest Czech airport. As of today, over 139 take-offs and landings have been performed here. Passengers has checked 8 million pieces of baggage, including about 4.5 million pieces of bags belonging to departing passengers and about 3.4 million pieces belonging to arriving passengers. Roughly 100 thousand pieces of bags were checked for transit. Out of 15 million passengers, over 12.7 million used the 33 passenger boarding bridges situated in Vaclav Havel Airport Prague. The rest of passengers were handled at stands reached by buses. Prague Airport’s vehicle fleet currently features a total of 20 buses.
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