EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Prague Airport

Prague Airport

Geographic Location

Country: Czechia
Region: Hlavni mesto Praha; Praha
Location of affected unit(s): Praha


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
52.23 - Service activities incidental to air transportation
Number Employed: 2900

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 23-04-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 450
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 31-05-2020

Additional Information

The Prague Airport plans to dismiss up to 450 employees, about 15 percent of the personnel, due to the COVID-19 crisis. The airport currently employs around 2,900 people.

The redundancies are scheduled to begin in late May and to continue at least until August 2020. The reason is the current restriction of traffic, as most lines are cancelled and, currently, regular flights take place only towards Minsk and Sofia.

Despite the current situation, the future development plan of the airport, including the extension of the second terminal and the construction of a new parallel track, is in so far confirmed.

The Prague Airport is the most important of the country, and in 2019 handled about 17.8 million passengers.