Prague unveils signage in six languages

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Václav Havel Airport Prague in the Czech Republic has revealed new digital signage in six languages – Korean, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Czech and English.

The new signage, which has eight screens, is at the entrance to pier B in Terminal 1. It responds in one of six languages depending on where passengers have come from or are going to at any given moment. This means that during the day, active language versions change depending on the composition of the passenger flow.

“As the number of flights at Prague Airport continues increasing, so does the number of passengers with specific language requirements. The growing amount of air traffic calls for information to be provided faster and more efficiently,” said Václav Řehoř, chairman of the airport’s board of directors.

Thanks to its state-of-the-art technology, the signage system provides much more information than conventional information boards. Not only does it show passengers which gate they have to go to and how many minutes they will need to get there, but with the help of pictograms, it informs them about services located in the vicinity, such as restaurants and bathrooms, as well as where they can find a defibrillator.

Passengers arriving in Prague can read which path to take to reach a specific part of the airport, such as passport control, how long it will take them to get there, which carousel will have their luggage, and current weather conditions in the city. The digital signage system can also provide information on any unexpected situation or non-standard operation at the airport.

The new navigation system will be tested until the end of October. After that, based on the pilot run results, it will be decided whether or not to use it in other locations where passenger flow is heavy and at key intersections throughout Prague airport.

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