Local referendum rejects plans for Prague’s second international airport


A local referendum held in the central Bohemian communities of Chvatěrubu and Zlončice rejected plans to extend an airstrip outside Prague into another international airport for the Czech capital, the news website aktualne.cz reported on Sunday. The results of the referendums are binding for the local authorities. Referendums in three other communities in the area are planned for March.

The Penta investment group is planning to turn the existing airport in Vodochody, 30 km north-west of Prague, into a major hub with around 1.5 million passengers a year, around a tenth of the number that go through Prague's only international airport at present, Ruzyně.