Prague airport Vaclav Havel’s name – the international airport of the Czech city of Prague. Located in the district of Prague 6, Ruzyne katastralny area. In 2007, at a ceremony «World Airport Awards» Prague Airport was voted best airport in Central and Eastern Europe.
The airport is the base for the airline “Czech Airlines”, whose head office is located at the airport, airline «Travel Service Airlines» and Smart Wings. The airport is named in honor of Vaclav Havel, the first president of the modern Czech Republic.
Czechoslovakia and later the Czech Republic, belongs to the pioneers of European civil aviation, which traces its history since 1919. The prerequisites for the construction of a new airport in Prague became necessary to divide the military and civil aviation, and congestion of the airport Kbely in the mid 30-ies of the twentieth century. “Ruzyně” The airport was opened April 5, 1937 in the eponymous district of Prague. One of the main awards received by the airport, was the diploma and a gold medal at the International Exhibition of Art and Technology in Paris (also known as World Fair) in 1937.
The award was received for the technical concept of the airport, especially for architecture registering body (the current Terminal 4) designed by the engineer A. Benes. This and other awards helped to raise the interest of air carriers to the airport.