Following the example of major international air hubs, Prague Airport has decided to award the best airlines of the past year. In the first year, carriers were evaluated in two categories.
Smartwings, the largest Czech airline specializing in intra-European and Middle Eastern flights, won the title of the fastest growing carrier at Prague Airport.
Biggest Annual Passenger Growth Award “Fastest Growing Airline at Prague Airport 2021" is awarded to the air carrier that has achieved the largest annual increase in the total number of passengers carried compared to the previous calendar year, that is, compared to 2020. In 2021, Smartwings made the greatest contribution to the resumption and development of air traffic at the Václav Havel Airport in Prague. She received the corresponding award.
The title of the most efficient carrier in terms of passenger traffic — this is the “Best Airline at Prague Airport 2021” nomination. Only carriers that made at least 100 flights from July to December last year, that is, about two flights a week, were evaluated. In 2021, the award went to Brussels Airlines.
In 2022, there will be more nominations, and there will be winners in two more categories. The Greenest Carrier, i.e. “Best Sustainable Airline“, will be determined based on three criteria, including: noise and emissions from aircraft operating at Prague Airport, compliance with the airlines' commitments and activities in the field of sustainable development. Another new award “Best Carrier Marketing Campaign at Prague Airport” joint shares will be awarded in cooperation with Prague Airport. Results in all four categories will be announced in 2023.