Prague and Incheon sign new partnership agreement

Václav Havel Airport Prague and Seoul’s Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC) have signed a fresh new partnership agreement.

The Czech Republic and South Korean airports say the memorandum of understanding (MoU) follows the original agreement signed in 2013, and from now, the main focus will be on airport operations and development, security improvements and customer experience as well as sustainable growth.

The agreement also considers the development of new technologies and specialists of both airports are going to cooperate on digitalisation and new technologies, such as biometrics and robotics.

Prague and Incheon airports have also agreed on regular meetings of their representatives during which experience and inspiration will be shared. In addition, the partnership of the two airports will also support the growth of regular scheduled connections between the Czech Republic and South Korea.

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

IIAC president and chief executive officer, Il-Young Chung added: “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.”