The government is planning to invest close to 600 million crowns to increase security at the country’s international airports in Brno, Karlovy Vary, Ostrava and Pardubice. A special commission is to be set up to assess their needs, Radio Prague writes.
According to the Government, the implemented security project at the Prague Airport, as announced today, consists of 11 measures that will significantly help the Czech Republic's security forces to fight extremism, organized crime, as well as trade in arms and drugs. These include, among others:
The total cost of the project is CZK 154 million excluding VAT (CZK 186.5 million including VAT). "For the Ministry of Finance, which, as the sole shareholder, exercises the ownership rights of the Czech Republic in Český Aeroholding, I can declare that these funds have been invested in full compliance with the business strategy and strategic plan for the development of Václav Havel Airport and represent an important investment in the strategic assets of the Czech Republic," says Czech Finance Minister Alena Schillerová.
Read also Number of checked passengers at Václav Havel Airport Prague grew by nearly 18% last year. In 2017, as per the Prague Airport 2017 operating results, the airport handled a total of 15,415,001 passengers, which represents a 17.9% growth compared to 2016. A total of 148,283 take-offs and landings were performed and 42,233 passengers passed through the airport each day. A total of 69 regular carriers operated their flights from Václav Havel Airport Prague in 2017, connecting it with 163 destinations. The majority of passengers headed from Prague to European cities and to Africa, where a 66% year-on-year growth was recorded mainly thanks to the increased interest in trips to its Northern holiday resorts. In 2017, among the most frequent flights were flights between Prague and Great Britain (with up to 15 destinations and +6.61% handled passengers), followed by destinations in Italy (+29.6%), Germany (+8.1%), Russia (+24.56%) and France (+9.02%).
25th February 2021
25th February 2021