William Malcolm

Eurowings To Launch Prague Base

Eurowings will open its next base, the tenth in Europe, at the end of October. Lufthansa’s low-cost division will offer flights to a number of major European cities, creating over a hundred jobs on a new basis.

From October 31, Eurowings will deploy two Airbus A320s and its employees at Václav Havel Prague Airport. It offers low-cost direct flights to major European cities such as Barcelona, Milan and Copenhagen, and to holiday destinations such as the Canary Islands. From the summer of 2022, a third aircraft will be added to the Prague base. 

“From the end of October, the German airline Eurowings will expand its offer of direct flights from Prague to several European cities, including Barcelona, Milan, Athens, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv and Birmingham. It will thus contribute to the resumption of traffic and offer connections to popular holiday destinations, such as the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands, “said Jakub Puchalský, a member of the board of directors at Prague Airport.

The coronavirus crisis has been significantly reducing air traffic for more than a year. Last year, after years of record passenger numbers, Prague Airport lost 79 percent of its passengers compared to 2019. It handled a total of 3.66 million, the lowest in 25 years. In recent weeks, however, traffic has been gradually growing. In April, the airport handled almost 102,000 passengers, which is 15 percent more month-on-month.

At the beginning of the month, Prague Airport announced that during June, flights will fly to more than 70 destinations from there. Ryanair or Smartwings, for example, are planning a major revival of traffic, and Iberia, the already mentioned airlines Eurowings and Wizz Air, will also resume flights from Prague. The offer of destinations will double up to the beginning of May.