Starting this March 2020, Václav Havel Airport Prague will temporarily move the check-in of selected 22 airlines from Terminal 1, where flights outside the Schengen area are normally handled to Terminal 2, where only flights within the Schengen area are handled. However, boarding and departure will operate at Terminal 1 as before. People must account for extra time for the transfer.
Terminal 1 operations will be restricted due to the reconstruction of the luggage sorting facility.
„The number of checked-in passengers is growing every year, and the airport has already reached the limits of its capacity. Therefore, we have decided to gradually continue with projects that are part of the airport development, ” said Prague Airport’s director Václav Řehoř.
Passengers of the 22 selected airlines will be checked in at the counters in the departure hall of Terminal 2, and the site will be specially marked as Red zone. This change only applies to those who are to depart from Prague with an airline that is changing the check-in process, have a piece of large checked-in baggage or need to get their boarding pass, so they are no longer checked in online.
These passengers are advised to arrive directly at airport Terminal 2, where Schengen flights are normally handled. Once the check-in is finished, these passengers will then return to Terminal 1, where they will pass passport and security checks before the departure itself.
Passengers should also receive the information regarding changes directly from their airline and arrive at the airport promptly, at least three hours in advance. The airport check-in changes are also posted on the airport website.
List of Airlines Affected by Temporary Check-In:
China Eastern Airlines
České aerolinie – only flights to Soul
Delta Air Lines
Ukraine International Airlines