28.09.2021 20:15 | Press Release
Václav Havel Airport Prague canceled the concession procedure for a new taxi service provider. The decision was made after considering the comments of some bidders, which they raised on the basis of the interpretation of the legislation by the Ministry of Transport. Question the essential aspects, namely the implementation of electronic orders directly at the driver and at the counter.
Tenderers fear that receiving electronic orders from the driver or over the counter could be seen as an illegal practice. Prague Airport could thus lose the highest offer. Although the Ministry of Transport, as the body responsible for the relevant legislation, cannot interpret the law authoritatively, its interpretation is not taken lightly by Prague Airport.
“Since the announcement of the tender in May, we have received a number of comments and reservations. Because we want to proceed transparently and at the same time our goal is to maintain product quality for all passenger segments, we must conduct market consultations with us again and announce the offer as soon as possible, “says Jakub Puchalský, Member of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport, on the decision to cancel the tender.
A simple modification of the tender conditions is not possible, because it affects the basics of the set business model. If Prague Airport accepted the possibility of providing a ride on taximetry as an alternative way of handling impulsive customers, that would be a completely different way of calculating rent. The airport must therefore return to the market, which it is not allowed to do during the concession procedure, and discuss the possibilities of setting up a new model so that it is possible to obtain the most advantageous offers while maintaining all other key quality parameters.
Therefore, Prague Airport will announce a new concession procedure in the coming months. The new model promises to maintain the quality of services for all segments of passengers. At the same time, full transparency of management will be maintained, which is crucial for Prague Airport.
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