The Hungarian budget airline Wizz Air is planning to fly directly from Prague to Iceland, starting on 31 May. Planes from Prague to Reykjavik will be flying twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, and the tickets will start at 1339 CZK. ČSA also confirmed the planned route between Prague and the Keflavik airport.

Wizz Air believes that aside from tourists, the year-round connection could also be used by people conducting business. The company has been offering direct routes from and to the Czech Republic since 2009, and at the moment, it’s offering flights between Prague/Brno and London, Venice, Rome or even Tel-Aviv. In 2016, the connections to and from the Czech Republic saw 476,000 transported travellers.

A direct flight route between Prague and Iceland was also announced by ČSA, which will be flying the route on Mondays and Thursdays. The airline also came up with new price packets that should compete with budget airlines.