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.

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17th May 2019 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


UPS to open new hub near Prague

New package, freight and supply chain facility comes as businesses in the Czech Republic increasingly take advantage of export opportunities
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21st January 2020 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


Vaclav Havel Airport Prague Breaks a Record: 17.8 Million Handled Passengers in 2019

Based on the latest operating results, Prague Airport handled a total of 17,804,900 passengers in 2019. That means that approximately one million more passengers passed through the airport than in 2018, which sets another historic record and a 6% year-on-year increase. Throughout the entire year, 71 airlines provided regular connections from Prague to a total of 165 destinations, of which 15 were long-haul. The airport reported a significant increase in the number of passengers also on long-haul routes, overall by 10.9%. This positive trend is supposed to continue in 2020, during which two more long-haul destinations will be added  ̶  to Chicago and to Hanoi. Traditionally, the busiest routes last year were to the United Kingdom and the highest number of passengers were headed to London. The biggest year-on-year increase in the number of handled passengers was to Antalya.
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28th November 2019 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


PCB: Conferences in Prague Mark Velvet Revolution of 1989 and 30 Years of Freedom

The events of 1989, which started on 17 November in Prague, led to key changes in most spheres of the society of what was then Czechoslovakia. Among other things, they allowed citizens to travel abroad freely, and they also opened Prague to thousands of experts from various scientific, industrial, artistic or business sectors, who arrived in the metropolis of Czechoslovakia to attend congresses and conferences.
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27th November 2019 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism


CMS 2019 Infrastructure Index

Central and Eastern Europe is brimming with opportunities in renewables, airport expansions and electrification of transport as the race towards green leadership and proactive government policies gather pace. These are among the findings published in the 2019 CMS Infrastructure Index: Bridging Continents. The latest report by international law firm CMS in conjunction with inspiratia, analyses data against six criteria to create a guide to the most attractive destinations for infrastructure investment in the world. This year’s report confirms that a crucial point has been reached in the global transition into greener, smarter and more sustainable investments and assets.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic