Hire a Private Jet at Prague Václav Havel Airport
Prague's Václav Havel Airport, formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport, is about 15 kilometres away from the centre of the Czech capital. It has an independent General Aviation Terminal, solely for private jets and business flights. This allows passengers on charter flights from Prague to check in quickly and easily, away from the crowds waiting for commercial flights. With JetApp, you can also book your flight to Prague online with ease.
Prague Airport PRG History
Prague Airport was opened on the 5th of April 1937 at Ruzyně, a district just outside of the city. It was built once the capacity of Prague Kbely Airport, built in 1919, was no longer sufficient for civilian air travel. The airport was designed by the internationally renowned architect Adolf Benš and was awarded a Gold Medal at the Paris World Exposition of Art and Technology in 1937. The original 108 hectare site has almost tripled in size as a result of numerous renovations and extensions in the subsequent decades. During World War II, the German military occupied the airport and established a pilot school. After the end of the war, PRG Airport was quickly restored and was soon serving commercial air travel again.
In the 1950s and 1960s, Prague Airport changed very little. In 1968, it was again subjected to an invasion during the defeat of the Prague Spring, this time by Soviet paratroopers. After 1989, extensive renovation and modernisation work was carried out, the result of which was two new terminals that are still in use today. In October 2012, the airport, which until then had been called Praha Ruzyně, was renamed "Václav Havel" - in memory of the last president of Czechoslovakia and first President of the Czech Republic who died in 2011.
Prague Airport Location
Distances from Prague PRG Airport to:
- Prague centre: approx. 20 kilometres by car
- Charles Bridge: approx. 16 kilometres by car
- Prague Castle: approx. 13 kilometres by car
- Petřín Lookout Tower: approx. 15 kilometres by car
Book a Private Jet to Prague with JetApp
At Prague International Airport, a dedicated General Aviation Terminal serves all charter flights to and from Prague. This is the third terminal, located in the southern part of the airport. There is also a hangar reserved entirely for the use of private aircraft and a helicopter landing pad at the airport, affording visitors to and from Prague every possible means of air travel. From here, popular destinations across Europe and the world can be reached nonstop and in absolute comfort. In less than three hours, travellers can visit the following well-known destinations:
- Prague ✈ Bratislava (LZIB / BTS): approx. 1 hour
- Prague ✈ Vienna (LOWW / VIE): approx. 50 minutes
- Prague ✈ Nice (LFMN / NCE): approx. 1 hour 50 minutes
- Prague ✈ Zurich (LSZH / ZRH): approx. 1 hour 10 minutes
- Prague ✈ Schwäbisch Hall (EDTY / GHF): approx. 50 minutes
Destinations in countries neighbouring the Czech Republic can be reached within a very short space of time. With a private jet from Prague to Bratislava (BTS), passengers need only travel for about one hour, whilst Vienna (VIE) and Schwäbisch Hall (GHF) are equally nearby, with a flying time of roughly 50 minutes. Popular holiday destinations like Nice (NCE), on the Côte d'Azur, can be reached in just two hours and, travelling further afield with a helicopter, Monaco can be reached within 20 minutes. Further inland, a flight to Zurich (ZRH), the Alpine Swiss capital, takes a little more than one hour.
More than 13 million passengers pass through Prague PRG Airport each year on more than 130,000 flight movements in the same time frame. There are three separate terminals for passengers to use. The third terminal, in particular, is dedicated solely to charter flights in Prague. A total of nine VIP Lounges are available to guests on private jets to or from Prague. Furthermore, passengers travelling through Václav Havel Airport can take in the height of luxury with an individual VIP service. This service includes, for example, a limousine service that takes passengers directly to their aircraft. Check-in for private jets takes place separately from that of scheduled commercial flights. This means that there are no waiting times and VIP passengers benefit from the utmost discretion. Enjoy the following services at Prague Airport:
- Separate and discreet check-in
- VIP lounges
- Meeting rooms
- VIP service
- Limousine service
- Helicopter landing sites
- Aircraft cleaning
Charter flights to and from Prague are possible day and night. Aircraft can be chartered according to Visual Flight Rules (VFR) or Instrumental Flight Rules (IFR). Prague Airport has three runways, one of which is closed and used only as a parking area. The remaining two runways are 380 meters above sea level and suitable for all types of aircraft of all weight classes:
|Runway||Length and width||Foundation|
|06/24||3,715 m x 45 m||Concrete|
|12/30||3,250 m x 45 m||Concrete|
Transfers to and from Prague Airport
At Prague PRG Airport, there are various transfer possibilities for passengers. Taxis, as well as chauffeur-driven private cars, are available right at the airport. For those who opt for the VIP Service, limousines are available from the terminal. In the south terminal, which is reserved for private jets and business flights, there are helicopter landing pads for those in a hurry. Flying by helicopter to the Prague city centre takes only a few minutes.
Fly by Private Jet to Prague: Experience the Czech Capital
A private flight to Prague is undoubtedly worthwhile. The Czech capital is one of the most popular destinations in Europe for both business and holiday travel, and with good reason. The city’s culture and architecture are remarkable. Featuring countless wonderfully preserved medieval buildings, Prague's Old Town is an architectural and historical marvel. Additionally, the best luxury hotels in the city are centrally located in historic buildings boasting an abundance of old world charm and tradition. In Paris Street (Pařížská), the largest shopping boulevard for upscale shopping in Prague, luxury shoppers can find plenty of well-known brands, including Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, and Rolex. Nearby, the famous Charles Bridge, which is also close to the delightful Franz Kafka Museum, stretches magnificently across the Vltava River. With its beautiful courtyards and long history, a visit to the Prague Castle is also worthwhile. Those in search of panoramic views need merely climb the stairs to the top of the Petřín lookout tower for breath-taking views across the city.
There is no shortage of cultural events in the Czech capital: twice a year, in spring and autumn, the International Music Festival takes place in Prague, with something for classic music lovers of every stripe. Regular visitors to the International Film Festival in Cannes will find much to enjoy at the International Film Festival Karlovy Vary. Finally, every year in autumn, Prague honours its most famous composer, Antonín Dvořák, who died in 1904, with the Dvořák Festival, which also features works by Schubert, Strauss and Mozart. With its wealth of events throughout the year, Prague is an ideal destination for lovers of music and culture.
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- Airport code: LKPR / PRG
- Altitude: 380 m (1.247 ft) above MSL
- Passengers per year: 13,074,517 (2016)
- Aircraft movements per year: 136,766 (2016)
- Aircrafts: all common aircrafts and weight classes
- Runway operating hours: 24/7
- Runways: 2 (3,715 m, 3,250 m)
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