Increased instances of fraudulent profiles impersonating Václav Havel Airport Prague are being observed on the Facebook social network, prompting a warning from Prague Airport authorities. These deceptive accounts advertise the sale of misplaced luggage. Prague Airport has diligently monitored and reported such profiles for an extended duration. Regrettably, Meta, the company responsible for taking necessary actions, has remained unresponsive.
Václav Havel Airport Prague officials strongly advise that individuals remain vigilant about their online activity and verify the legitimacy of the profiles they visit. It is crucial not to disclose any personal or credit card information under any circumstances.
Václav Havel Airport Prague rarely encounters unclaimed suitcases. In the rare event that such a situation arises, the handling company promptly transfers the suitcase to the airline’s headquarters within three to four days of its discovery.
Prague Airport categorically declares that it does not engage in the sale of any unclaimed or lost baggage. Numerous European airports have been contending with comparable issues of deceptive social media profiles for several months.
Václav Havel Airport Prague, formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport (IATA: PRG, ICAO: LKPR), is an international airport of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The airport was founded in 1937, when it replaced the Kbely Airport (founded in 1918). It was reconstructed and extended in 1956, 1968, 1997, and 2006. In 2012, it was renamed after the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel. It is located at the edge of the Prague-Ruzyně area, next to Kněževes village, 12 km (7 mi) west of the centre of Prague and 12 km (7 mi) southeast of the city of Kladno.
Václav Havel Airport Prague serves as a hub for Czech Airlines and Smartwings, and as a base for Ryanair and Eurowings.