Hot News from Meeting Prague
1.2 Million More Passengers Pass through Gates of Václav Havel Airport Prague in H1 2017
During the first half of the year, Václav Havel Airport Prague has again recorded record growth. In the first half of 2017, Václav Havel Airport Prague handled a total of 6,764,752 passengers while during the same period of the previous year, the airport serviced almost 1.2 million fewer passengers. The greatest number of passengers used direct connections around Europe and a big year-on-year growth was recorded on flights between Prague and Africa and also on flights to the Near and Far East.
Respect for Environment Pays off
The Prague Congress Centre was perceived by the public as a giant who devours an endless amount of energy. But it is not true. Sustainable development and energy saving are clear priorities of the current centre.
THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PROTISTOLOGY IS RETURNING TO PRAGUE
At the turn of July and August, the OREA Hotel Pyramida Prague will host the 15th International Congress of Protistology. The research of protists has a long tradition in the Czech Republic as the first congress of the ICOP series took place in Prague in 1957. We are happy that after 60 years the congress is coming back to place where it all began.
Prague to Have More Frequencies to Shanghai and New Long-Haul Connection to China with Xi’an Route
China Eastern Airlines, a Chinese air carrier, has launched ticket sales for its new route which will connect Václav Havel Airport Prague with Xi’an in central China. Xi’an will become the fourth Chinese destination, alongside Beijing, Shanghai and Chengdu, with a direct scheduled connection from/to Václav Havel Airport Prague. The first flight to the new destination is planned for Sunday, 29 October 2017. The carrier will also increase the number of its connections to Shanghai from the current three to four weekly services.
Prague to Have Another Connection with London in October
British Airways announced the launch of its new Prague – London City route effective the start of the winter schedule, with flights operated by the carrier’s daughter company, BA CityFlyer. Prague will thus have a connection with all six international airports in London (i.e. Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City, Southend) from the launch of operations on the route.
Prague to Gain New Long-Haul Connection This Year Thanks to Doha, Qatar Route
Qatar Airways announced an early launch of operations of its direct scheduled connection between Prague and Doha, the capital of Qatar. The carrier originally planned to launch the service during the 2018 summer season, but the first flight on the route will happen this year, on Monday, 21 August 2017. The route will then be operated on a daily basis. This is the result of intensive negotiations between the carrier and Prague Airport representatives carried out all last year.
ICOLD 2017: The Future Of Dams, Dikes And Water Reservoirs
A prestigious meeting of experts in the field of preparation, construction and the operation of dams and reservoirs is being organized by the Czech National Committee on Large Dams in cooperation with the International Commission on Large Dams.
Prague Congress Centre Undergoes Extensive Changes
Prague Congress Centre is undergoing significant changes. The EPC (Energy Performance Contracting) project done by ENESA is followed by the interior renovation and modernization of the building with new AV technologies, advanced navigation system and full-area fast internet connection.