Prague and Incheon Airports Sign New Partnership Agreement

(Photo: Prague Airport)
(Photo: Prague Airport)

Prague Airport and Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), the operator of Incheon International Airport serving Seoul, South Korea, have signed an extensive international partnership agreement.

The new Memorandum of Understanding, (MOU) signed on May 22, follows the original agreement from 2013, specifying particular areas where information and experience can be shared.

The two entities issued a statement saying that for now, the main focus will be on airport operations and development, security improvements and customer experience as well as sustainable growth.  The deal will also consider the development of new technologies and both airports have said they are willing to cooperate in the area of digitalisation and new technologies, such as biometrics and robotics.

Vaclav Rehor, chairman of the board of directors of Prague Airport said: “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.  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.”

Dr Il-Young Chung, president and CEO of Incheon International Airport, commented: “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.”