Václav Havel Airport opens new stand and gate for long-haul aircraft

Václav Havel Airport Prague goes on with short-term development plans and opens a new aircraft stand and gate with a new passengers waiting area for testing operations. The new reconfigured stand can service either one long-haul aircraft with 65 meters wing-span, or two smaller ones with a wing-span of up to 36 meters. The stand with gate is located in Terminal 1 and will substantially increase the airport’s capacity and make the boarding process more comfortable and faster, especially for long-haul flights, which are becoming more and more prevalent in Prague.

The new waiting area connected to the new gate has a maximum capacity of 430 passengers and includes three departure gates: A3, A4 and A10. The first two gates leading directly to the airplane via bridge, the third gate is located on the ground floor and meant to service aircraft waiting at distant stands boarded by buses.

The new stand is a part of Prague Airport’s short-term development plans and aimed at increasing the airport’s capacity and contributing to its overall modernization. “This is the last large development project launched for our passengers this year. Nevertheless, we have already started preparations of another development project, including reconstruction of baggage sorting facilities and opening of new check-in counters in both airport terminals, which will be completed next year,” adds Vaclav Rehor.

Perhaps the most visible change from the passengers’ perspective is the interior design of the new gate area provided by the Prague office of the Chapman Taylor architect studio. Brand new boarding counters for handling companies were add to the area. The modern interior uses designer elements, such as a dropped ceiling combined with line light fixtures. The gate area also features a modern green wall. Overall, the new area means to increase passenger comfort and make the check-in and boarding process more efficient.

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