Prague’s airport expands express security checks for Schengen flights, but for a fee
Terminal 2 at Václav Havel Airport

Prague’s airport expands express security checks for Schengen flights, but for a fee

Passengers departing from Václav Havel Airport Prague to Schengen zone countries now have the option for faster security checks, regardless of the type of ticket they have. For an additional fee outgoing passengers can use the Security FastTrack service, which entitles them to use a separate corridor for security inspection in Terminal 2. This is one of several innovations to improve travel during what is expected to be the busiest summer season ever at the airport. “With the advent of the summer season, we have decided to offer Security FastTrack in Terminal 2 to ensure a faster check-in process during security checks. We want to increase the standard of service and comfort for passengers,” Jiří Petržilka, executive director of the non-aviation business at Prague Airport, said in a press release. “We believe that the FastTrack service will be appreciated by passengers, especially in the demanding summer season, which places the highest demands on the airport's operating capacity,” he added. Until now, the service has only been available at Václav Havel Airport Prague to passengers using premium travel classes or members of certain airline loyalty programs. Security FastTrack. via Prague Airport The service can be ordered on-line on the Prague Airport…

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Prague’s metro and tram closures caused temporary chaos
Track work on the Metro C line. via DPP / Facebook

Prague’s metro and tram closures caused temporary chaos

Prague’s public transportation has improved over the near collapse on July 1, but still has some problems. Planned maintenance work has disrupted the Metro C line between Pražského povstání and Kačerov, and tram service at part of the Anděl stop along Plzeňská Street. The Metro C station closures will last until July 6. Some 8,600 wooden sleepers, or railroad ties, between the tracks are being replaced with concrete ones. The closure was originally set to last to July 7, but was shortened one day due to the first of two Ed Sheeran concerts taking place at Letiště Letňany, near the Letňany stop on the C line. Despite lots of advance warning, and an alternative bus service to cover the closed metro stops, there were long lines and chaos July 1. The Pražského povstání stop even had to be closed temporarily due to the overcrowding. Posts on social media captured some of the chaos. https://twitter.com/gaaabrys/status/1145592482870255616 Prague Mayor Zdeněk Hřib (Pirates) promised the situation would improve. “The first working day of lockout is always challenging, the next days will be better. Pražského povstání station was not conceived as a transfer point, so the exits from the metro could not handle the onslaught…

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