Even at the beginning of this year, Prague Airport experienced a further increase in the number of passengers handled. But the growth is slowing down compared to last year. An interesting movement has occurred in the list of airports which receives the most flights from Prague: after years of growth, passengers on the Prague-Moscow route began to wane.
According to the published statistics for February, 978 thousand passengers passed through the gates of Václav Havel Airport, four percent more than in February last year. In the first two months, Prague Airport handled a total of 1.956 million passengers, which is an increase of 4.45%.
Statistics showed a slowdown in the whole of last year, when Prague Airport achieved another record in passenger numbers. Another indicator proves the approaching stagnation in the number of aircraft movements. Those numbers slightly decreased in February, in a year-on-year comparison.
In February, the route from Prague to Paris’ main airport, Charles de Gaulle, was again the busiest connection, Amsterdam came second, and Dubai was third. The highest number of passengers between cities belongs long-term to the Prague to London route. In this case, there was a year-on-year increase in the number of passengers to Heathrow and Gatwick; on the contrary, the number of passengers to Stansted decreased.
Of the first five, the decrease of passengers on the route between Prague and Moscow was a big surprise. In February it fell behind Dubai with a decline of more than 11% compared to last February. This may be related to the limitation of flights by CSA on this route.
Numbers of passengers from Prague and to Prague in February 2019: