Air traffic over the Czech Republic reached record levels in 2018

Published: 23.01.2019 Related countries:  Israel Israel

Last year number of movements in the Czech airspace significantly exceeded the current record

According to the Czech state-owned Air Navigation Services (ANS) belongs Czech Airspace to the most busiest in Europe.
The number of take-offs, landings and overtaking of aircraft (movements) increased by 6.9 percent to 912 815. Every day, about 2,500 aircraft entered the Czech airspace.

According to the estimates over 135 million passengers flew in the Czech airspace, with an average capacity of 150 seats per aircraft. The busiest month was July, when dispatchers processed a total of 97,654 moves.

The busiest traffic was also at Vaclav Havel Airport in Prague, where the number of take-offs and landings yearly grew by 4.8 percent to 155,216. Total traffic at all Czech airports operated by ANS, among them Prague, Brno, Ostrava and Karlovy Vary, was last year 234,769 take-offs and landings and grew by 3.5%.

There are around 230 air dispatchers within ANS who oversee the air traffic in the Czech Republic. The largest customers of the ANS are Lufthansa, Emirates, Ryanair and Qatar Airways. In 2017 the state-owned company increased its turnover by five percent to a record CZK 4.19 billion (163.08 mil. EUR). The gross profit of the company grew by five million to CZK 484 million (18.84 mil. EUR)

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Prepared by the team of CzechTrade Tel Aviv/Jerusalem