Hot News from Meeting Prague
Prague Again Shines Among the World’s Best Cities
The renowned British magazine Time Out, established in 1968 and currently distributed in more than 50 countries worldwide, compiled its annual ranking of the world’s best cities, in which Prague took seventh place this year.
From Prague Aboard Direct Flights to 115 Destinations, Carriers to Operate More Connections
Airlines continue resuming direct flights and further increasing frequencies to already served destinations from Prague. Currently, it is possible to fly to 115 destinations from Václav Havel Airport Prague operated by over 45 airlines. In the coming weeks, SkyUp Airlines, Blue Air and Wizz Air are to launch new connections from Prague. The Smartwings group has scheduled to resume flights to Dubai, London and St. Petersburg. More carriers are returning to Prague Airport after a break, such as flydubai, Air Arabia, Ural Airlines and Transavia France.
Prague Airport to Reinforce Passenger Checks on Arrival
As per the new protective measure implemented by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, Prague Airport, the Foreign Police of the Czech Republic and the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic will strengthen the control of the currently valid conditions for entry into the country. Together, the parties thus respond to the gradually increasing traffic at Prague Airport and the possibility to visit the country for tourist activities by foreigners. From 1 September 2021, the arrival procedure for all passengers flying to Václav Havel Airport Prague will be adjusted. Until further notice, the changes implemented at both Prague Airport terminals will affect tourists as well as citizens of the Czech Republic and the EU+ countries returning to the Czech Republic.
Jiří Pos Elected Chairman of Prague Airport Board of Directors
Jiří Pos was elected Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors by fellow Board members. He thus assumes the role of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the largest international airport operator in the Czech Republic, effective 30 August 2021.
Prague Introduces New Souvenirs
Prague City Tourism, the official destination organization of the Capital City of Prague is this week launching a completely new portfolio of souvenirs that showcase Prague as a cultural and sustainable city. The company has turned to some renowned Prague artists to make it happen. The respective artists have created the products exclusively for Prague City Tourism, in many cases as limited editions. City Hall is working together with the organization on implementing a new strategy, prioritizing innovative and upmarket tourism. Souvenirs can be purchased through the e-shop or at the Petřín Tower, which is a pilot point of sale.
Prague Marriott Hotel Welcomes Guests Following Major Refurbishment
In addition to a significant increase in the number of rooms, Marriott also presents a completely new interior, a bar, a restaurant, a café and expanded conference facilities. The summer season is welcomed with a new pop-up "Secret Garden" terrace.
Events in the Spirit of Sustainable Development
CUBEX's commitment to sustainable development is evidenced by its corporate residence: the Trimaran building in the heart of "Prague's Manhattan", which received the prestigious LEED Platinum certificate of the highest category, confirmation of the maximum possible energy and operational efficiency. However, the fight for sustainability intersects in many other aspects of the center’s functioning. The long-term health of planet and all of us has a very important place here.
Prague Airport Group Handles Pandemic Crisis with Honour, Prioritising Stability and Safety Procedures
In 2020, the Prague Airport Group reported the gross operating loss (EBITDA*) of CZK 687 million. Its economic results were negatively affected the most by the greatest crisis in air transport, the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused a decrease in the number of handled passengers of almost 80%. The fact also significantly affected the passenger and aircraft handling services provided by the Czech Airlines Handling subsidiary. The decline in operations and uncertainty in the market affected the aircraft maintenance segment provided by Czech Airlines Technics, too. The Group thus implemented significant austerity measures last year. The main goal was to ensure the operation and financing of companies, maintain stability, and continue to provide services for passengers, airlines and other customers at the high level as before. Alongside safety, the health of passengers and employees became a priority. Nevertheless, the crisis provided numeral opportunities for all companies associated in the Group to further develop their services, products and infrastructure.
Honey from Mall?! Fashion Arena Installed Beehives in its Premises
In June, Fashion Arena Prague Outlet, known as the most visited outlet centre in the Czech Republic, installed three beehives in their outdoor premises. It is one of the series of environmental projects through which the centre promotes biodiversity in its surroundings and it thus encourages its customers to behave more environmentally friendly.