Alespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 585 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1880 times:
I would like to get your opinion about Prague Airport. Which airlined did you take to fly there, did you connect to another city, how do you like the airport in general. They are upgrading the terminal now.
In my opinion PRG will be new Central Europe's Hub.
I have flown to/from PRG on Tyrolean Airways to/from VIE, also on Czech Airlines and Lufthansa to/from FRA, and on British Airways to/from LHR.
Crazyboi From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1839 times:
I flew in/out of Prague on Lufthansa a couple of years ago. I thought that it was a very comfortable terminal and much more modern than I'd expected. Secretly, in the back of my mind, I was hoping for something exotic out of the 40's, with "P R A H A" written in big, block letters across a sleek, concrete terminus. Of course, this was ridiculous considering what an important tourist destination Prague has become.
I do hope that Prague becomes a gateway to Central Europe. I think that the airport has the space, connections, and traffic to warrant expansion.
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Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 7112 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
Huh, that was back in February 1990, only three months after the revolution - the fall of the wall.
I remember that there was only two baggage belts in a livingroom sized room which was totally stuffed because two planes had arrived the same hour, one Il-62 from Copenhagen with 50 pax (including me) and a Tu-134 from Leningrad with some 10 pax. (Yep, still no St. Petersburg).
Anyway my baggage managed to arrive on the Leningrad belt!!!
The terminal building looked very tired - as if nothing had been painted for 40 years. And it was cold inside, probably slightly above freezing, they probably did no heating at all.
I would assume that things are entirely different today.
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Alespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 585 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1827 times:
They have started with building new Terminal in PRG. It will be called Terminal C North and it will expand the capacity to about 15 mil. pax a year. When you will be there in July it will not be completed. It will open sometimes in 2005.
Also between 2007-2010 they plan to build 3rd runway in PRG to keep with the demand.
UAJFKnSAN From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1800 times:
I flew OK into PRG on the A310-300 from JFK two years ago and found the airport to be very user-friendly. I stayed in the country for several weeks before flight OK from PRG to BRU on a 737, then returning to New York via PRG a week later. All in all I think the amount of traffic then at PRG and the increases expected as the Czech Republic joins the EU warrant expansion and I'm happy to hear that they are in the process of renovating the terminals and expanding upon them.
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2682 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1766 times:
Flew to PRG last June ... as destination on AF. Very quick baggage claim and customs. Leaving a few days later on OK to BUD ... quick check-in, security. The city transit operates a convenient bus from one of the Metro stations - lot cheaper than a shuttle.
On the return to the US, I flew on OK from BUD to PRG and had 50 minutes scheduled transit time to the JFK flight, which turned out to be more than enough.
Miami1 From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 707 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1735 times:
I few on OK from MUNICH on non - rev just got on. when I left PRG to go too Frankfurt also on non rev I thought I was on LH but ended up on OK . it was a nightmare . flights oversold and they left me waiting until almost depature time. so after they said ok too go I had too run with my suitcase through the secrity check point , push my way through customs/immigration then run too the furthest gate (naturally), so if your non reving GOOD LUCK.
Steph001 From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1727 times:
I flew several times through PRG on FRA-PRG-OTP (Bucharest Otopeni) and OTP-PRG-FRA with OK . Flights on FRA-PRG-FRA were with LH. Airport is O.K., very clean and it is easy to find the gate you're looking for. Walking distances are not long and you have almost always a very good sight on the planes. Baggage arrived in time on all flights. The only drawback in you fly OK is that you have to obtain a boarding card for the second segment at the transfers desk. You may have to wait in line there, so take yourself some time for changing planes.
USflt1778 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 269 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1709 times:
1993 as a non-rev on a DL 727 from FRA. Pilots were CVG based, the FAs were WAW based. We were the only a/c at the airport on arrival and taxied behind a car with a "follow me" sign on the roof to the farther possible parking stand. Then all the bags were unloaded onto a flat trailer pulled by a farm tractor and the passengers took an old bus. Terminal was minimal from what I recall, and the woman at the info desk set me up with a room for USD 15 a night in the city center. I'm sure things have changed drastically since then...
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1654 times:
I flew LHR-PRG-LHR with OK two or three years ago and have to say I was very pleasantly surprised by the airport. Clean, modern and efficient with short queues for check-in and dirt-cheap duty-free! As I recall, we didn't wait very long at all for our baggage. The only problem we did have was that a snow storm on the day we were meant to travel meant the airport had to close, so ended up arriving 24 hours later than expected. Based on the amount of snow on the ground, I was surprised that an airport serving a city that has "proper" winters had to close for what only seemed to be 3 to 4 inches of snow.
Overall though, great airport.
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CB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
I have flown on Czech Airlines 3 times and went via PRG all the times while going to Croatia. PRG is a nice medium size airport, pretty busy too.
I have flown with Czech Airlines A310-300, B737-500, and Tupolev 154
and with Croatia Airlines ATR-42-300.
Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3377 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1614 times:
I flew into PRG in Oct. 2001 and experienced the hardest landing ever aboard a BA 757 (G-BMRJ) there. We were escorted to our gate from the runway by a Skoda...I guess that must be standard procedure. I was very impressed by how clean, modern and easy to use, Ruzyne Airport was. I flew back to LHR on another BA 757 (G-BMRH)....it's interesting to see that CSA handles the check-in process for BA there.
RoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1577 times:
Ive been in and out of PRG countless times...most of my experiences were excellent...until the most recent one (this January). 4 inches of snow closed the whole airport down for 5 hours, my fligh was cancelled, and I had to wait in line for 7 hours at the CSA desk to be re-routed...and didn't get out until 2 days later...when another 4 inches of snow closed the airport once again, and I dind't get out until about 3 hours late. It was a nightmare...fortunately i have family in Prague, so i had a place to stay...many people were stuck in the airport for days...over a measly 4 inches of snow. Its a great airport in the summer, but the people behind the scenes do a crappy job at dealing with even the most mild of winter weather.