Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

18th October 2018 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism Prague has Europe's fifth highest hotel occupancy

Prague has the fifth-highest hotel occupancy rate in Europe, and is the continent’s 10th largest hotel market, Raymond Johnston writes for 
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26th September 2018 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

The Independent: Brno Guide: Where to Eat, Drink, Shop and Stay in the Czech Republic's Second City

The Czech Republic’s second largest city offers a welcome respite from the constant crowds of Prague. A renowned university town, locals and students are extremely well catered for in this burgeoning gastronomic and cultural hub. Brno’s history of nurturing young talent dates back to 1769, when an 11-year-old Mozart conducted at the Reduta, Central Europe’s oldest theatre. 
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18th September 2018 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Prague Airport: Korean Air to Service Its Seoul – Prague Route Using Dreamliners from October 2018

Korean Air has announced that, effective 29 October 2018, the carrier will use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners for 269 passengers in a three-class seating configuration to service its route connecting Prague with Seoul, the capital of South Korea. Flights will still be offered three times a week during the winter schedule – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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13th September 2018 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Václav Havel Airport is opening a new stand and gate for long-haul aircraft

Václav Havel Airport Prague is continuing with short-term development plans and opens for testing a new aircraft stand and gate with a new waiting area. The new reconfigured stand can service either one long-haul aircraft with a wing-span of 65 meters, or two smaller ones with a wing-span of up to 36 meters. The, stand with gate is located in Terminal 1 and will substantially increase the airport’s capacity and make aircraft boarding more comfortable and faster, especially for long-haul flights, which are becoming more and more prevalent in Prague.
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24th August 2018 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Prague Airport: Qatar Airways will introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliner service on route from Prague to Doha

Qatar Airways has officially announced that commencing 28 October 2018 one of the two daily flights from Prague to Doha with be serviced with the different type of aircraft, increasing the overall capacity by approximately 46%.  On flight QR292, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft for 254 passengers will be introduced, while the second daily flight QR290 will continue to be operated with Airbus A320 aircraft for 132 passengers. Both frequencies will feature both Economy and Business Class cabin. Due to the increased capacity, the number of passengers is expected to increase in both ways by approximately 75 thousand passengers a year.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic