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Prague Airport’s Official Statement on Taxi Drivers Announced Protest Ride

Company: Amcham

Due to the announced protest ride of taxi drivers planned for Monday 2 October 2017 10:00 AM, which could affect the access road to Václav Havel Airport Prague, we advise passengers coming to the airport by car to plan their journey allowing enough time or rather use public transport bus lines, such as 119 (from Nádraží Veleslavín metro station), 191 (from Petřiny or Anděl metro stations) or 100 (from Zličín metro station). If you are arriving by car, please follow traffic signs and instructions provided by the Police of the Czech Republic.

We would like to assure passengers, that working with the Police, we intensely look for ways of solving the situation. Unfortunately, we are affected by protests where Prague Airport cannot actively contribute to solving the reason for the dispute.

At the same time, there is no other option of accessing the airport than by road transport due to the missing railway connection. Therefore, long-term, the airport management has supported the project of connecting the airport with Prague city centre by rail. Unfortunately, it remains in the role of the recipient of the solution provided by the State through SŽDC (the Railway Infrastructure Administration). The management, however, provides due co-operation in regard to the matter with the goal to accelerate the project implementation.

We consider the planned protest held on Václav Havel Airport Prague access roads to be an attempt to harm an international airport. Disputes between Prague taxi drives and the Uber company will be discussed by a group of experts lead by the Government Commissioner for Digital Agenda on Thursday (learn more here). As the dialog has already started, we do not see a reason for the taxi drivers to obstruct the operations of an international airport and risk preventing on-time departures of travellers from all over the world.

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