Private Jet Charter Services - Václav Havel Airport Prague (LKPR)
Paramount Business Jets offers private jet charter flights and luxury airliner charters to and from Václav Havel Airport Prague.
Vaclav Havel Airport Prague, the biggest and busiest airport in the Czech Republic, is located 10 miles northwest of Prague’s city center.
From Prague’s Zodiac Astronomical Clock in the center of the city to its spired Medieval architecture, the city – that was once the capital of Bohemia -- is cloaked in fairy tale magic.
If you charter a private jet into Vaclav Havel Airport to see the city that has been nicknamed “The City of 100 Spires,” you will be amazed. Prague actually has more like 1,000 spires and towers.
Vaclav Havel Airport Prague is located in the city’s Ruzyne district where it offers easy access to travelers from the nearby countries of Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia as well as the Czech Republic itself.
If you hire a private jet into Vaclav Havel Airport Prague to shop for the prized Czech glass and crystal, you won’t have to look hard to find it. Almost every shop sells some of the collectible colored glass that has been produced in the country for centuries. Beaded glass necklace? Wine glasses? Champagne flutes? Crystal vases? Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find it – in abundance. Perhaps the most famous maker of Czech glass, Moser, which was founded by Ludwig Moser in 1857, is still considered one of the best producers of the popular shimmering crystal.
What is the airport code for Prague Vaclav Havel Airport?
The ICAO code for Prague Vaclav Havel Airport is LKPR and its IATA code is PRG.
Airport Information for Václav Havel Airport Prague (LKPR, PRG)
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Vaclav Havel Airport Prague history
Before being renamed Václav Havel Airport Prague in 2012, the main international airport in Prague was known as Prague Ruzyne International Airport. An international airport for private jets and scheduled airlines, Václav Havel Airport Prague is an important hub for Eastern – and Central -- Europe.
Shortly after President Václav Havel’s death in 2011, an online campaign was launched – with Slovak film director Fero Fenic at the helm – to rename the airport after him. Fenic’s campaign urged the government and Parliament to honor the country’s hero. It was ceremoniously renamed on Oct. 5, 2012, which would have been Havel’s 76th birthday.
Václav Havel served as the last president of Czechoslovakia, from 1989 until dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1992. He then served as the first president of the Czech Republic from its inception in 1993 until 2003. Havel, a dissident playwright who led the bloodless “Velvet Revolution” that brought an end to Soviet rule over Czechoslovakia, died after a long illness that began with operations for lung cancer in the late 1990s.
The airport was originally opened in 1937 after five years of construction. In the early 1940s, during World War II, the airport was taken over by the Nazis, which took over all of its planes for the war. The airport’s hangars were used to repair military aircraft.
After the liberation of Czechoslovakia in 1945, civilian air traffic was restored at the airport.
FBOs at Václav Havel Airport Prague
In addition to the two main passenger terminals -- one for Schengen countries, the other for all other commercial air traffic -- at Prague Airport, there are two general aviation terminals and a cargo facility.
The two general aviation terminals are for private jets and are operated by two fixed base operators 24 hours a day.
The two runways at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague allow all sizes of aircraft to take off and land. It can accommodate everything from helicopters to private jets to jumbo airliners.
The private jet terminals are Terminal 3 and Terminal 4. Terminal 3 is used for private jet flights. If you hire a private jet into LKPR, chances are you will use Terminal 3, which was opened in 1997.
Terminal 4 is the oldest part of the airport. It is the remodeled terminal that opened in 1937. Today, it is used exclusively for VIP flights and heads of state.
Inside Terminal 3 is a restaurant called the Avion Restaurant. OK Catering Services operates out of the restaurant. Both Czech and international cuisine are available there. Since the Czech Republic is known for its delicious food, it might be worth a stop.
Also in Terminal 3 is the Pilot Shop. Run by the OK Aviation Group, if offers just about anything a pilot, and aviation enthusiast or the general flying public could ask for. In the Pilot Shop, you will find things such as pilot bags, suitcases and earphones, navigational instruments, T-shirts and other clothing, books and magazines on aviation and all sorts of designer gifts.
There are two FBOs and a helicopter manufacturer/handler at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague.
Euro Jet Intercontinental
When Euro Jet was founded in 2008, it operated in airports throughout Europe and Asia. Over the years, it has expanded to become a worldwide FBO.
Calling itself “the premier provider at Prague’s Terminal 3,” Euro Jet is the only FBO with two VIP crew lounges, its own heated hangar, ramp car and a full team of concierge agents. Services and amenities include:
- Flight riders
- 162,000 square foot hangar (enclosed and heated, office space)
- 24-hour security
- Aircraft cleaning services
- Competitively priced fuel
- Crew car
- Dedicated ramp agents for every flight
- Discounted towing
- Flight planning
- Ground support agents
- Long term rental
- Long term storage space
- Overflight, landing, and urgent permits
- VIP catering
- VIP crew lounges
Headquartered at Václav Havel Airport Prague, ABS Jets has two hangars with 65,000 square feet of space.
The company became a licensed handling agent at the Prague airport in 2008 and, since then, has grown and expanded its services. ABS Jets provides hangar space and full handling services for most types of private and business jets, civil aircraft, helicopters and medical flights.
- Aircraft cleaning – interior and exterior
- Aircraft handling
- Aircraft maintenance
- Aircraft wheel and battery repair shop
- Arranging crew accommodation
- Crew training
- Flight coordination
- Interior refurbishing
- Machine shop
- Overhaul, parts repair
- Paint shop
- Parking your car in a private car park
- Securing airport slots
- Securing GPU
- Transport to and from the aircraft
- VIP crew lounge
- Workshop for the repair of composite parts
In addition, Bell Prague OEM Service Center is located at Vaclav Havel Airport Prague.
Operated by Bell, a helicopter manufacturer, Bell’s Service Center in Prague offers an extensive list of maintenance, repair and operations services for helicopters.
Vaclav Havel Airport Prague fast facts
- While the original Prague Ruzyne airport opened in April 1937, Prague Kbely airport (an alternative private jet airport for Prague), opened years earlier in 1919.
- The airport design has won several awards for its technical construction.
- In August 1968, Soviet paratroopers seized control of the airport, allowing the invasion of Soviet troops into Czechoslovakia.
- The airport was featured in the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale, but, in the film, the airport appears as Miami International Airport.
- The airport name changed its name from Prague Ruzyne Airport to Prague Vaclav Havel on Oct. 5, 2012, to honor Vaclav Havel, who was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the new Czech Republic. Havel died in December 2011.
- In 2018, Vaclav Havel served more than 17 million passengers, with more than 18 million expected in 2019.
- Vaclav Havel Airport Prague has two concrete runways in service and an asphalt runway that is used for taxing and parking. There are also three helipads.
When to visit Prague
If you want to sit at outdoor cafes on the Vltava, the longest river in the Czech Republic, in the warm sunshine, then it is best to hire a private jet into LKPR in late spring, summer, or even early fall.
If you want to snuggle up under a blanket on a horse-drawn carriage ride or be part of the magical city’s Christmas and holiday festivities, then winter is a great time to charter a private jet into Vaclav Havel Airport Prague.
If taking side trips or visiting any of its many castles is your primary reason to charter a private jet into PRG, make sure you check to see when they are open. Many castles and other attractions close for the winter season.
Don’t be afraid of extreme summer heat. Prague’s summers are beautiful with average temperatures in the low 60s. Its average winter temperatures are in the 30s.
FBOs and Handlers at Václav Havel Airport Prague, LKPR, PRG
|Czech Airlines||(420) 220-3335|
|Euro Jet Intercontinental||CZECH AIRPORT AUTHORITY||+420 2333 43 362||www.eurojet-service.com|
|Abs Jets||+420 2 2011 2111||www.absjets.com|
|Aviation Service||EXECUTIVE AIRCRAFT HANDLING||(420) 234-4411|
|Menzies Aviation||P.J.I.A. SIMPSON BAY||(599) 445-2372|
|Bell Helicopter Prague||+420 234 624 413||www.aviationservice.com|
|Nav Jet||+420 606 787 519||www.navjet.eu|
METAR Weather Data at Václav Havel Airport Prague, LKPR, PRG
|OBSERVED||Sun May 19, 07:00 UTC|
|NOW||Sun May 19, 07:08 UTC|
|AGE||8 min ago|
|WIND||ENE at 7 mph|
|VISIBILITY||greater than 7 miles|
|BAROMETER||1006 hPa (29.71 in Hg)|
|METAR||LKPR 190700Z 07006KT 050V110 CAVOK 16/10 Q1006 NOSIG|