Further Expansion at Prague

IN THE latest stage of its ongoing modernisation programme, Prague Airport has opened the AeroRooms Hotel and announced renovations to the site’s premium lounges. The new accommodation consists of 14 bedrooms, designed for connecting passengers and those in need of a short-term stay at the airport. Built on the former site of the Rest&Fun Centre, the hotel is accessible from the public and non-public areas behind passport control between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.

Jiří Petržilka, executive director of non-aviation business at the airport, said: “Through our new AeroRooms Hotel project we are responding to the continuously growing number of passengers and changing composition of potential customers. Our hotel is primarily to expand the airport’s accommodation capacities, increase their quality and make them available to greater numbers of passengers.”

The facility is also in the process of expanding its Erste Premier Lounge in Terminal 2, of which work was set to begin in October and is expected to be completed before the start of the next summer season. Following this, the Mastercard Lounge in Terminal 1 will be renovated, with the capacities of each site due to almost double. These changes follow last year’s renovation of the Raiffeisenbank Lounge to improve the premium services available for discerning global travellers.

Petržilka added that demand for lounges has been steadily growing over the years, revealing that between 2017 and 2018, the number of clients using its premium services increased by 24%. But he said the spaces are reaching maximum capacity, and as such the airport team has “decided to complete construction modifications that are feasible with regards to the current design of our airport terminals.” (Photo Prague Airport)