Prague’s Václav Havel Airport is aiming to increase its long-haul service to international destinations, according to a recent Aviation International News interview with airport spokesperson Roman Pacvoň.
At 7.5 million passengers, the main Prague airport saw a 10% increase in the amount of traffic over the first half of 2018. An estimated 17 million travellers will pass through Václav Havel Airport over the course of 2018.
“Our efforts will also concentrate on increasing direct connections to destinations in North America,” Pacvoň told AIN. Those destinations include Chicago, Los Angeles, and additional flights to New York.
Lending to a huge increase in traffic between Prague and Asian destinations in recent years, the airport plans on developing new long-haul connection centers in cities like Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Taipei, and increasing charter traffic to destinations like Tokyo and Hanoi.
In preparation for the additional long-haul flights, the airport is developing a new stand to service larger widebody planes with wingspans up to 65 meters. Next year, the airport will open two new gates and 24 new check-in desks in Terminal 2, and 10 new check-in desks in Terminal 1.