Prague Airport has opened a new 23,680sq ft (2,200m2) commercial zone inside Terminal 2. It is the largest expansion of the Terminal 2 retail space it has ever undertaken. Located right after the security checkpoint, it has six retail units and a self-service restaurant with a sit-down area. The airport said that a new children’s corner will open soon. In addition, part of Terminal 2’s departure hall’s – located prior to the security checkpoint – will be used to introduce service desks and a waiting area for passengers with disabilities.
Prague Airport now has 114 business units. The lessees of the new spaces were selected in an open tender called in November 2017. The airport said the quality and range of services and products, the shop design, the applicant’s experience and references were the main criteria for selecting the new leaseholders. The rent offered only constituted 1/3 of the decision-making formula.
Václav Řehoř, chairman of the Prague Airport board of directors, commented: “In line with the airport’s long-term strategy, the new Terminal 2 commercial zone will help Prague Airport meet the demand of an ever-growing number of passengers, include a new and interesting range of products on offer, provide passengers with a wider selection and, last but not least, increase their comfort while shopping and dining.
“It will continue to remain our strategy within the non-aviation business segment to provide the broadest and the most appealing offer of services and goods, while maintaining passenger comfort at a high level. This will, however, involve both construction and technological advancements at the airport. That is one of the reasons we have been implementing the airport’s long-term development plan. Alongside other aspects, it involves new non-aviation business segment development options.”