The interest of passengers in flights from Prague continues to rise. In June, Prague Airport handled almost 289,000 passengers. This is an increase of more than 650 percent compared to last year, when traffic began to gradually resume after the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, it is more than double compared to May this year. Prague Airport informed about it today. At present, there are airlines operating more than 100 destinations at Prague Airport, and the number of passengers will continue to grow in the summer.
“The current results and the ongoing evaluation of the summer season confirm that the interest in traveling on the part of the Czechs is growing. Flights to typical holiday destinations are especially popular. We expect to handle over one million passengers at Václav Havel Prague Airport in the main holiday months, “said Jaroslav Filip, Director of Aviation at Prague Airport.
During June, most passengers flew to destinations on the Greek islands, Spain and Italy, ie in the countries where most people go on holiday. Of the cities, Amsterdam was the most sought after. There were 5,058 takeoffs and landings at the airport last month, an increase of 120 percent over last year.
At present, Prague Airport offers more than 100 destinations, to which over 40 airlines fly. There are several new lines among them. For example, Blue Air launched a new route to Bucharest, Aegean Airlines to Heraklion, EgyptAir to Hurghada, and Smartwings began flying to Nice on the Côte d’Azur. New destinations were also introduced in Prague by low-cost airlines, easyJet started flying to Barcelona, Ryanair to Warsaw at Modlin Airport and Wizz Air started operating on routes to Rome and Catania. The Hungarian low-cost carrier will then add a new route to Naples, Italy, to its network during September.
Due to the coronavirus crisis last year, Prague Airport lost 79 percent of passengers compared to 2019 after years of record passenger numbers. It handled a total of 3.66 million, the lowest in 25 years.