On 22 May, Prague Airport signed an extensive international partnership agreement with Incheon International Airport (IIAC), during a visit of IIAC’s management to Prague.
The new Memorandum of Understanding follows the original agreement signed in 2013, specifying particular areas in which the exchange of information and experience is to take place. From now, the main focus will be on airport operations and development, security improvement and customer experience, as well as sustainable growth. Specialists of both airports are also willing to cooperate in the areas of digitalisation and new technologies, such as biometrics and robotics.
The parties have also agreed on regular meetings of their representatives during which experience and inspiration will be shared. In addition, the partnership between the two airports will support the growth of regular scheduled connections between the Czech Republic and South Korea.
“We can appreciate that, thanks to its busy operations and ongoing development, in many areas, Incheon International Airport is more technologically advanced than our airport,” comments Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Prague Airport. “We highly appreciate our partner’s readiness and willingness to co-operate with our airport. We believe that alongside the Memorandum renewal, we will also revitalise our relationship. During the visit of Incheon Airport management, we started discussing current issues, such as airport modernisation and digitalisation of airport signages. We have searched for modern ways of technologically incorporating other languages spoken by large groups of passengers in order to facilitate the targeted use of airport signage for particular flights. I believe that this will become one of our joint projects.”
President and CEO of Incheon International Airport, Dr. Il-Young Chung, adds: “As the aviation demand at Václav Havel Airport Prague is expected to grow continuously, the MoU between our two airports will be of great help in our aviation network expansion. We will continue to establish strategic partnerships with East European airports that have much growth potential, and equip Incheon International Airport with differentiated hub competitiveness.”