The Czech Republic’s Prague Airport and Incheon International Airport (IIAC) in South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen their international partnership.
The latest MoU comes after the signing of an original agreement in 2013, which outlined particular areas in which the exchange of information and experience will take place.
Prague Airport board of directors chairman 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 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.
“We have searched for modern ways of technologically incorporating other languages spoken by large groups of passengers in order to facilitate the targeted use of airport signage for particular flights. I believe that this will become one of our joint projects.”
Both partners have agreed to focus primarily on operational safety, development of new products and services for passengers, customer experience and airport infrastructure improvements, as well as sustainable growth.
Additionally, the latest agreement will consider developing new technologies in the area of digitalisation such as biometrics and robotics.
The airports plan to organise regular meetings of their representatives to share their experiences.
Furthermore, the partnership will support the growth of regular scheduled connections between the Czech Republic and South Korea.
Incheon International Airport president and CEO Dr Young Chung said: “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.”