5th September 2017

Radio Praha/HN: Czech Airports register record number of passengers

The number of passengers going through the Czech Republic’s airports last year exceeded 13 million - for the first time since the economic crisis in 2008. However, passenger numbers have only been increasing in Prague, while elsewhere passenger numbers are dwindling, the daily Hospodářské noviny reported. 

Prague’s Václav Havel Airport last year recorded a nine percent increase in passenger numbers compared to 2015. “The number of dispatched passengers has increased at a faster rate than the number of airplanes. One of the reasons is that there are more long-distance flights to Prague which usually employ larger aircrafts,” Jakub Habarta of Deloitte consultancy told the daily Hospodářské noviny. 

The number of passengers at the country’s biggest airport has been increasing this year as well. Some 6.7 million passengers passed through the airport’s gates during the first six months of 2017, which is a 1.2 percent increase on the previous year. 


Read full article by Radio Praha.


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