The Summer Schedule Features Nearly 170 Destinations, Increased Capacity and Number of Flights

The Summer Schedule Features Nearly 170 Destinations, Increased Capacity and Number of Flights

Astana, Tallinn, Florence, and Verona are the new destinations Prague Airport is adding to the direct connection network operated under the summer flight schedule, the effect of which commences on the last day of March. A total of 68 carriers will offer services to 167 destinations. New connections to popular holiday destinations will also be launched.

In terms of the number of destinations and carriers, Prague Airport will reach almost 90 percent of the offer of the 2019 record year. Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors, detailed the development plans for the rest of the year, saying: “Long-haul routes to Asia and North America remain a priority for the further development of air connections. We are currently negotiating with air carriers the options of launching regular connections to Hanoi, Beijing, Delhi, Bangkok, and New York. All these destinations have their business potential in the inbound tourism segment and are also of interest from the point of view of holiday travellers, the business clientele, and the cargo transport.”

Additional increases in the number of flight frequencies on more than thirty routes have also been scheduled. Prague Airport will handle up to 93 flights to London a week and 59 connections to Antalya. Passengers will be able to choose from up to 57 flights to Paris, up to 54 flights to Amsterdam, and 40 weekly connections to Milan. A higher number of connections will also be operated on direct routes to destinations such as Barcelona, Oslo, Marseille, and Copenhagen.

More Capacity

A significant increase in the number of flights (10 times a week) and the seat capacity offered will also be seen on the regular connection of Qatar Airways thanks to the deployment of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route to Doha in Qatar. During the summer season, carriers will offer more than 12.8 million seats, which is 16 percent more than in the previous summer season. From April, Korean Air will once again fly between Prague and Seoul four times a week using a modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner on this route.

According to Jiří Vyskoč, Aviation Business Development Executive Director, the airport should reach the pre-pandemic volume of handled passengers by the end of 2025 or the beginning of 2026. “We expect to handle over 16 million passengers throughout the course of this year. However, due to the war in Ukraine, we are still over one and a half million passengers short and lack sixteen destinations from the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and Belarus, where operations are currently disrupted. If we factor this in our calculations, we are technically speaking at 100 percent of the 2019 figures.”

New Carriers

Compared to last summer, several new carriers will launch their services to/from Prague Airport. Qanot Sharq Airlines will connect Prague with Tashkent, SCAT Airlines will offer direct flights to Astana, FlyOne will launch flights to Chisinau, Arkia will fly to Tel Aviv, and KM Malta will fly to Malta.

Passengers can now find on Prague Airport’s website a detailed overview of available connections, including a list of airlines offering flights to a particular destination, which is updated on a regular basis. 

Throughout the summer season, it remains recommended to passengers with scheduled flights to always review all currently valid conditions of travel regarding their final destination before the trip. In addition, passengers should arrive at the airport at least two (2) hours before the scheduled departure of their flight and proceed to security screening or passport control points immediately after checking-in.

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