According to the latest International Airport Council International (ACI) data, in 2017 Václav Havel Airport Prague ranked fifth among the fastest growing airports in Europe in the category of 10 to 25 million passengers. The Prague Airport has secured the fifth place by the last year’s record traffic of 15.4 million passengers. This represents a year-on-year increase of 17.9 per cent, while the average passenger growth of European airports in this category was 11.3 per cent.
“Last year, Václav Havel Airport Prague saw an increase not only in the total passenger traffic, but also in many other sub-indicators. The passenger increase was 16.5 per cent on short routes to European destinations, while reaching 20 per cent on long-distance flights. Passenger traffic also grew in the case of network carriers (+ 19.5 per cent) and low-cost airlines (+19.6 per cent). Growth is also expected this year, when we should approach 17 million passengers”, says Václav Řehoř, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Letiště Praha, a.s.
In the category of 10 to 25 million passengers, the fastest-growing airport in 2017 was Antalya, Turkey, posting a 38 per cent year-on-year growth, followed by St. Petersburg and Warsaw with 22.7 per cent growth. Ankara placed third (+20.6 per cent) and Lisbon placed fourth (+18.8 per cent). Airports in this prominent category are also, on average, the fastest growing airports in Europe. Airports in the category of over 25 million passengers grew by an average of 5.6 per cent year-on-year, while airports in the category of 5 to 10 million passengers grew by an average of 10.2 per cent.