Václav Havel Airport Prague is the main international airport that serves Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic. Formerly known as Prague Ruzyně International Airport, Václav Havel Airport Prague is the hub of Czech Airlines, and has recorded an approximate of 11 million passengers by 2013, which then led to the airport being one of the busiest airports within the newer EU member states.
Václav Havel Airport Prague features two primary terminals for passengers, with two more general aviation terminals, and an added facility mainly for cargo. Most of the airport’s flights fly in through terminals 1 and 2, or the north terminals, while terminals 3 and 4, or the south terminals are for a handful irregular flights, together with the VIP flights, if any, as well as special flights and small aircrafts that fly in. Flights also come in through two of the airport’s freight terminals, aptly called cargo terminal 1 and 2, which are operated by Menzies Aviation Czech and Skyport, respectively.
The airport’s terminal 1 with concourses A and B, focuses on flights outward the Schengen Area (an area that comprises of 26 European countries including: Germany, Sweden, Finland, and Czech Republic, to name a few), while terminal 2 of the Václav Havel Airport Prague with concourses C and D, focuses on flights inward the Schengen Area, terminal 3 focuses on private and chartered flights, and terminal 4 is exclusively for VIP flights and state visits.
Among the airlines that fly in through Václav Havel Airport Prague include the Czech Republic flag carrier, Czech Airlines, Wizz Air, and SmartWings, among others.
Where to go
Among Prague’s cities worth visiting include Letňany which is served by the Letňany airport. Founded in 1307, Letňany became a part of Prague by 1968, and is now a part of Prague 9 administrative district. It features the Letňany Prague Metro Station, situated along the borders of Letňany and Vysočany, and a tri-border area with Kbely. It is also the home of Obchodní centrum Letňany a shopping mall that features an area that exceeds 125,000 square metres, and the Prague Exhibition Centre Letňany an area of 105,000 square metres. Letňany also features a swimming hall, the Letňany Lagoon, which has a 25-metre pool with facilities including a massage pool, children's wading pool, aquazorbing, water slides, and a countercurrent swimming pool. Among Letňany’s many attractions also include Ice Arena Letňany, Letňany’s Skydive Arena, as well as Aeroklub Praha Letňany, to name a few.
From Václav Havel Airport Prague, flights to Germany are ideal. Fly out to Munich and Frankfurt in Germany, these destinations offer rich history, famous places, and above all, safety.
Munich is best known for being Germany’s capital and largest city. Go to Munich for an overwhelming experience that consists of visiting museums such as the BMW Museum, Alte Pinakothek, and Pinakothek der Moderne. It is also known for its castles and palaces which include the Nymphenburg Palace, along with the Residenz (palace) in the city centre. Other remarkable places within Munich also include parks and gardens, as well as churches.
Frankfurt or Frankfurt am Main, is the fifth-largest city within Germany, and is known for its city tours, shopping areas, and other events. Among the city’s tours include guided city tours and sightseeing tours with the Daily City Walks, Weekend Theme Walks, Hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours, and cruises. Frankfurt shopping areas include the glamorous Goethestraße also known as the city’s ‘Fifth Avenue’ with top-of-the-line shops from international designer brands including Armani, Versace, Cartier, Tiffany, among others.
Czech Airlines flies to Incheon International Airport, the main airport that caters to Seoul, South Korea, while SmartWings flies to Dubai, UAE. Visit Seoul and Dubai to experience the countries’ cultures, among others.
Seoul, located in South Korea, is known for its bustling entertainment scene and city tours, and its awe-inspiring palaces, galleries, centres, museums and other sites. Among the city’s most popular places include: Gangnam, and Jamsil. Gangnam features various festivals and events, as well as the K-Star Road. Jamsil on the other hand has a historical and cultural ecological tour, exhibition halls, stadiums and museums, with the Toseung Sanseung (Mountain Fortress) Eoul-gil tour, Jamsil Baseball Stadium, and Seoul Olympic Museum.
Dubai, situated in United Arab Emirates, or UAE, is the second largest emirate, and is the hub of the Dubai World Cup, luxurious shopping with Mall of the Emirates, the place of Ski-Dubai an indoor ski slope; along with Burjuman Centre, and Mercato Mall, to name a few.
How to get out
Czech Airlines and SmartWings, operate up to a combined approximate of 15 flights to various parts of the world including: Amsterdam in the Netherlands, Barcelona, Spain, Stockholm, Sweden, and Rome, Italy.
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