646 Thousand More Passengers Pass through Gates of Václav Havel Airport Prague in First Nine Months of 2016 than in 2015
During the first nine months of 2016, Václav Havel Airport Prague handled a total of 9,885,237 passengers while during the same time of the previous year, the airport serviced almost 646 thousand fewer passengers.
“Year-on-year, the airport handled 7% more passengers during the first nine months of the year. Just as last year, the greatest increase in passenger numbers has been recorded among travellers from Europe and the Near East. The growth was fuelled by both the offer of new routes and by the capacity increases on existing routes where operating carriers started using larger aircraft to service Prague and increased the number of frequencies on their regular connections. Based on the most up-to-date figures, it is expected that the overall increase of passengers will reach 7% in 2016,” Václav Řehoř, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Czech Aeroholding, commented on the outlook.
Great Britain, followed by Germany, Italy, France and Russia, was the country with the greatest number of transported passengers. London was the most popular destination. A total of 839,729 passengers were transported on flights between Prague and London airports Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted from January to September 2016. Paris, Moscow, Amsterdam and Frankfurt followed on the popular travel destination list.
Cargo transport has also recorded a significant year-on-year growth. Over 50 thousand tons of cargo was transported during the first nine months of the year, which is 43% more than during the same period last year.