During the winter flight schedule, which will take effect on Sunday, passengers will be able to fly from Prague Airport to 92 destinations. For example, there will be new routes to Tel Aviv, Naples, Odessa, Kiev, Dubai and Amsterdam. A total of 47 airlines, including Eurowings, will fly from Prague during the winter, opening their new base at the airport. Prague Airport informed about it today in a press release. This year’s winter flight schedule is slightly narrower than in the pre-crisis years, in the winter of 2019 more than 120 flights were flown from Prague.
Air traffic continues to be severely constrained by the coronavirus crisis, but airport traffic has been growing slowly in recent months. “We are pleased to see the renewal of previous routes, connections to new destinations and the growing frequency of existing routes. As a result, we have handled over three million passengers by mid-October and hope that the new connections in the winter timetable will continue to grow. number of passengers from 2019, but we are not far behind the number of destinations, “said the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport Jiří Pos.
Most routes will be offered during the winter by Ryanair, which will fly to 26 cities, including London, Krakow or Dublin. The Smartwings Group will operate connections to 20 destinations, such as the Canary Islands, Madeira or Paris and Stockholm. After opening the base, Eurowings will fly from Prague to 13 European locations, including the Canary Islands and Barcelona.
With the gradual revival of air transport, carriers are gradually renewing their routes. British Airways will once again connect Prague with City Airport in central London, CSA will return to the route to Copenhagen, Ryanair will reconnect to Barcelona, Paris and Manchester, and Jet2.com will return flights to Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. In addition, new lines will be on offer during the winter. For example, Wizz Air will now fly from Prague to Rome, Catania and Naples. Smartwings to Dubai and London. The route to Tel Aviv will also be offered by Israir Airlines, Blue Bird Airways and Arkia Airlines in the winter season. Furthermore, Bees Airline will connect Prague and Odessa, and SkyUp Airlines will fly to Kiev. Ryanair is also preparing new routes in Prague, specifically to Warsaw and Naples, Vueling will strengthen connections with Amsterdam and Blue Air with Bucharest with a new route.
Compared to the summer flight schedule, it will also strengthen some established routes. For example, British Airways will add flights to London, Brussels Airlines to Brussels, Ryanair to Milan, Dublin, Venice, Brussels and Bologna, Flydubai to Dubai and Transavia to Eindhoven.
Prague Airport handled almost 654,000 passengers in September. It is about 63 percent more year-on-year, but at the same time it is about two thirds less than in the pre-crisis period. Despite the latest year-on-year increase, air traffic remains well below pre-coronavirus pandemic numbers. The airport lost 79 percent of passengers compared to 2019 due to the coronavirus crisis last year after years of record numbers of checked-in passengers. It handled a total of 3.66 million, the lowest in 25 years.