Prague Airport

Vaclav Havel-Prague Airport (PRG)

Formerly called Prague-Ruzyně, the airport was officially renamed Václav Havel Airport in October 2012.

Prague Airport is the largest airport in the Czech Republic.

The Prague-Ruzyně International Airport was opened and opened here on April 5, 1937. In 1968, operations began in the northern part (the new airport) and in the new terminal. The airport is constantly expanding and modernizing. On October 5, 2012, it was officially renamed Václav Havel Prague Airport in honor of the former President of the Czech Republic.

Václav Havel Airport in Prague-Ruzyně has two separate terminals, its area is 920 hectares, in 2008 it handled 12.63 million passengers. It is used by 50 airlines connecting Prague with 125 destinations around the world. The airport is designed for international and domestic, scheduled and non-scheduled air transport.

Construction of the airport in Prague began in 1933, was completed on March 1, 1937. The operation at the airport began on April 5, 1937. Douglas DC-2 of the Czechoslovak Airlines, which flew to Prague from Piešťany via Zlín, was the first to land here at nine o’clock in the morning. and Brno. The first terminal built before the war is now called Terminal 4 and belongs to the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. The airport in Ruzyně grew significantly between 1960 and 1968, when a new airport was built next to the existing “old” one. This Northern Airport included a runway, check-in terminal, repaired hangar and other office buildings. The total area of ​​the airport was thus expanded to 800 ha. In the mid-1990s, further construction began, which expanded the airport with a new check-in complex, cargo terminals and other facilities. Today it has four terminals, two of which are for public use, the other two for private and VIP flights. In the future, the construction of another RUNWAY (RWY 06R / 24L) is planned, parallel to today’s main (RWY 06/24). The construction of RWY 06R / 24L is planned for 2025.

As part of the excursions that take place regularly at the airport, you have the opportunity to learn about the experience of many interesting professions and places that passengers usually do not get to. You will see the movement and noise on the perrons, get acquainted with the landing system and approach the aircraft.

Feathered airport staff

Falconers have been working at Prague Airport for 40 years. Hunting predators protect the airspace of the airport from other birds. At the station, breeders take care of 13 birds, including three eagles, falcons, buzzards, hawks and sparrows. The security of the airport complex is basically a continuous work, the change of which takes place from dawn to sunset. In summer, this usually means from five in the morning to nine in the evening. Birds do not fly in the dark.

In the Official Instruction, falconers must go around the airport premises and monitor the movement of birds. The working machines are adapted to transport predators, which they release only when there is mining in the area.

Prague Airport

Vaclav Havel-Prague Airport (PRG)

Formerly called Prague-Ruzyně, the airport was officially renamed Václav Havel Airport in October 2012.

Prague Airport is the largest airport in the Czech Republic.

The Prague-Ruzyně International Airport was opened and opened here on April 5, 1937. In 1968, operations began in the northern part (the new airport) and in the new terminal. The airport is constantly expanding and modernizing. On October 5, 2012, it was officially renamed Václav Havel Prague Airport in honor of the former President of the Czech Republic.

Václav Havel Airport in Prague-Ruzyně has two separate terminals, its area is 920 hectares, in 2008 it handled 12.63 million passengers. It is used by 50 airlines connecting Prague with 125 destinations around the world. The airport is designed for international and domestic, scheduled and non-scheduled air transport.

Construction of the airport in Prague began in 1933, was completed on March 1, 1937. The operation at the airport began on April 5, 1937. Douglas DC-2 of the Czechoslovak Airlines, which flew to Prague from Piešťany via Zlín, was the first to land here at nine o’clock in the morning. and Brno. The first terminal built before the war is now called Terminal 4 and belongs to the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. The airport in Ruzyně grew significantly between 1960 and 1968, when a new airport was built next to the existing “old” one. This Northern Airport included a runway, check-in terminal, repaired hangar and other office buildings. The total area of ​​the airport was thus expanded to 800 ha. In the mid-1990s, further construction began, which expanded the airport with a new check-in complex, cargo terminals and other facilities. Today it has four terminals, two of which are for public use, the other two for private and VIP flights. In the future, the construction of another RUNWAY (RWY 06R / 24L) is planned, parallel to today’s main (RWY 06/24). The construction of RWY 06R / 24L is planned for 2025.

As part of the excursions that take place regularly at the airport, you have the opportunity to learn about the experience of many interesting professions and places that passengers usually do not get to. You will see the movement and noise on the perrons, get acquainted with the landing system and approach the aircraft.

Feathered airport staff

Falconers have been working at Prague Airport for 40 years. Hunting predators protect the airspace of the airport from other birds. At the station, breeders take care of 13 birds, including three eagles, falcons, buzzards, hawks and sparrows. The security of the airport complex is basically a continuous work, the change of which takes place from dawn to sunset. In summer, this usually means from five in the morning to nine in the evening. Birds do not fly in the dark.

In the Official Instruction, falconers must go around the airport premises and monitor the movement of birds. The working machines are adapted to transport predators, which they release only when there is mining in the area.

Lookout tower

For observers who are interested in air traffic at our largest airport, as well as for families with children who want to watch the “planes”, Ruzyně Airport offers several options for getting closer to the planes and carefully looking at them or taking pictures. For this purpose, there are two lookout towers – the observation Val Kněževes and the observation Val Hostivice.

Directly in the fence of the airport’s enclosed space in several places, there are holes for camera lenses to make aviation lovers easier to obtain their catches in the form of interesting pictures. The location of the holes, as well as their shape, were discussed with the observers themselves and correspond to the most popular points used by the public when photographing aircraft. Currently, there are 54 openings available to photographers, which are located in different parts of the fence around the perimeter of the airport.

You can also visit one of the airport viewpoints, where you will have planes in your palm for arrivals and departures. You will get an unusual view of the runway, airport runways and you will be able to watch the takeoffs and landings of aircraft and movement in the airport zone. Both terraces are accessible all year round. The first terrace is located in the public part of Terminal 2 and is located on the second floor at the beginning of the interconnected building. The second terrace is part of the Runway restaurant (formerly a Prague restaurant). Access to this terrace is possible only from the airspace, ie from the private part.

The city of Prague is located in the center of Europe, it is very fast and cheap, you can get to cities like Munich, Barcelona, ​​Paris, Brussels, Vienna, Geneva, Milan.

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