Vodochody - Another Airport In Prague?
Negotiations are under way to develop a second airport near our capital. The Slovak financial company PENTA acquired the former Aero airport in Vodochody. It is hoped that the first commercial flights from this rebuilt site could take place in 2009-10.
It is assumed that the airport would mostly accommodate smaller and medium-sized freight and charter aircraft in addition to small privately-owned planes. It could accommodate about 1.5 million travelers per year, which would be about 10% of the capacity of the Ruzyne airport.
The new airport would in no way compete with Ruzyne, since it would concentrate on different planes and customers. The new proposed airport presents certain advantages: The area around it is not heavily populated and it is easy and quick to travel from here to the center of Prague by train or – in future years -by subway. Thus the travelers would save lots of valuable time getting to and from the airport. Since there would be fewer ground services available, the cost of air travel would also become more economical.Martina Fialkova
Translated by Marie Dolanska
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