The Václav Havel Airport Prague will begin to extend and reconstruct Terminal 2 next year in 2017. They have already started with competitions to find contractors and estimated costs are 292 million Czech crowns. This is another one of many changes in the interior of the airport; the changes have already started in Terminal 1 this year.

“This is to respond primarily to the increasing numbers of passengers who pass through the airport and the related requirement to extend the capacity and modernize the central security check workplace,” said the spokeswoman of the Airport Prague, Marika Janoušková.

According to her, the security checking capacity is to be increased by a quarter up to 2,500 passengers per hour. “At the same time, the new form creates sufficient room for increasing the capacity further if need be, up to a limit of 3,000 passengers per hour, which should ensure the smooth passage of passengers for flights within the Schengen area also in the future,” she added.

According to her, the equipment will also be modernized, especially completely new automated checking routes will be installed, including the replacement of existing X-ray devices. These changes will lead not only to the increased capacity, but also to a further increase in the levels of security and comfort for passengers.

At the same time, the airport wants to alter the spaces with shops behind the check-in area. They want to establish so-called walkthrough, where passengers must pass through the shop and cannot go round it. According to Janoušková, this is a project for the time being. The alterations are to take place at the beginning of the next year.