In winter, 121 destinations in 46 countries will be served from Prague Airport. The flight schedule was thus extended by another six destinations, with 15 new routes, as compared to last winter. The new connections will be, for example, to Lviv, Florence or Beirut. Most flights will be handled in London.
Starting October 27th till the end of March, regular scheduled air connections from Prague will be operated by 60 airlines, of which 13 are low-cost. SCAT Airlines, SkyUp Airlines, Air Malta and Arkia Airlines were added to the winter schedule. Ukrainian Kharkiv, Moldova´s Chisinau, Morocco´s Casablanca, Russian Perm, Kazakhstan´s Nur-Sultan, Danish Bournemouth, Danish Billund, Iceland´s Keflavik, Malta, Ukrainian Odesa, Skavsta Airport and Venice-Treviso will be added.
“The further increase in the number of destinations in the coming winter season confirms Prague’s increasing attractiveness for air carriers and foreign tourists. However, Czech passengers will also benefit from this interest, thus opening up new opportunities for traveling abroad,” said Václav Řehoř, the head of the airport.
London is the busiest destination
Great Britain will remain the busiest country in winter with 17 destinations, including all six London International Airports. Italy will be the second busiest with 11 destinations, followed by Russia with ten, Spain with nine and France with eight destinations. Most of the city flights will be held to London with 93 flights per week. Moscow is placed second and Amsterdam third.
The Václav Havel Airport in Prague handled more than 7.84 million passengers in the first half of this year, an increase of five percent. The airport is thus on the edge of its capacity. Planned investments of about 27 billion crowns are to increase the capacity. The plan is mainly to build a new parallel runway and expand terminal 2.