Ryanair, the low-cost airline, announced on Wednesday that it will launch a new line from Václav Havel Airport by the end of October. The capital city will connect with Beauvais airport in Paris. Flights will operate in both directions twice a week, according to an official press release.
Prague last had a connection with Paris’s Beauvais Airport in the 2009 and 2010 season. “We are delighted to announce the Prague-Paris-Beauvais line, which will be operated twice a week. This is our first announced route for the 2018 Winter Flight Plan,” said Olga Pawlonková, CEO of Sales and Marketing for Central and Eastern Europe, adding that passengers could also enjoy lower prices.
In the week since January 15, Ryanair began to utilize a new luggage system that allows passengers to take only personal items on board, and they have to pay extra for hand baggage. On the other hand, however, the weight limit for checked baggage has increased and the fees for their clearance have been reduced [full report].
Paris, to which the new line will lead, has long been one of the most popular destinations. Last year, 846,977 passengers flew from Prague, which represents a year-on-year increase of 6.6 percent. A new line would, according to estimates, be used by more than 34,000 people in both directions.