Prague Airport Breaks Record With 13 Million Passengers

Václav Havel Airport in Prague welcomed a record 13 million passengers in 2016. A new high was also reached thanks to successful December when the airport recorded about 20% increase in the number of passengers compared to the same period last year.

13 millionth passenger | Photo courtesy of Prague Airport

The 13 millionth passenger | Photo courtesy of Prague Airport

As the 13 millionth passenger, airport officials honored Jan Kohoutek upon his arrival from Turkish Istanbul. Kohoutek, who was traveling with his fiancee, became the 13 millionth passenger Friday morning, just a few days before the end of 2016.

Airport’s previous record set in 2008 of 12.6 million passengers stood for nearly eight years.

“This is a significant milestone which deserves a big thank you to all of our passengers who passed through the airport, as well as all employees, without whom this achievement would not have been possible,” Václav Řehoř, Czech Aeroholding’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, shared in a press release [translated from Czech].

According to the International Air Transport Association, Václav Havel Airport Prague belongs to a group of the world’s most developing airports. Currently, 58 air carriers operate at Václav Havel Airport Prague during the winter season. The present schedule features regular connections to 105 destinations in 39 countries worldwide.