As many as 17 airlines want to resume operations from Václav Havel Airport in Prague to a total of 55 destinations. That’s about a third of last year’s traffic. Airport spokesman, Roman Pacvoň, told Czech Radio that so far, it is possible to fly directly on ten routes, and another seven of them will be added this week. The list of routes should be further expanded in the coming weeks, with the airport wanting to focus mainly on large European cities. These include Air Serbia flights to Belgrade, Brussels Airlines to Brussels, CSA to Košice and Luftansa to Munich. There should also be more lines to Budapest, Keflavík and Manchester. Carriers also announced the resumption of dozens of other routes at the end of June and in July. Among the announced routes are also three new ones, to London from CSA and to Tirana and Varna from Wizz Air.

Airlines are returning to the routes from Prague depending on the relaxation of conditions for departure, but also mainly in response to the demand for flying from passengers. This will be key to the success of the renewed connections in the upcoming weeks and months.

During the coronavirus pandemic, most lines were cancelled, leaving only two.

The airport also noted that some safeguards against the spread of coronavirus continue to apply. These include ensuring safe spacings, increased disinfection of all frequented areas and the installation of transparent plastic barriers at check-in and information counters. There are more than 250 containers for disinfection at the airport.