Prague Airport starts operating normally again. In addition to resuming regular lines to key and resort destinations, new routes will be added in the upcoming weeks.
In early July, twenty different airlines will fly from Prague Airport to 57 destinations, increasing by 50% the total number of connections compared with the last week of June.
Regular long-distance routes will be resumed, Flydubai will start flying to Dubai, and Qatar Airways to Doha.
“In early July, Vaclav Havel Prague Airport will resume flights to 57 destinations. We will include two long-distance destinations, 29 key destinations such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Frankfurt, as well as several holiday destinations such as Rhodes, Kos, Corfu, Mallorca, and Tenerife,” said Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors.
Flights to Oslo, Malaga, Gothenburg, Warsaw, and Odessa should also be resumed within this week.
Air Malta, Flydubai, LOT Polish Airlines, Norwegian, Qatar Airways and Tarom will again fly from Prague in July.
Low-cost airlines are likely to offer even cheaper flights than in the past. “Compared to the pre-COVID situation, prices fell by about 30%,” said Oliver Dlouhý from Kiwi portal.
“Czechs started to travel quite a lot again. Planes tend to be 80% full, most often flying to Greece, Barcelona and other holiday destinations. Many Czechs fly not only from Prague but also from Vienna,” added Dlouhý.
Passengers and visitors can now be tested for the presence of the virus causing COVID-19 directly at Václav Havel Airport Prague. Testing is performed by an accredited GHC Genetics laboratory.
The new service will facilitate safe travelling and also reduce the spread of the disease. Both passengers and the general public can use the testing directly at the airport.
The low-cost airline easyJet plans to resume operations from Prague Airport in July.
The carrier should start flying again to Amsterdam from 13 July, to Manchester from 16 July, to Edinburgh from 17 July and a day later to Milan Malpensa.
Gradually, direct flights to other destinations from Prague should be resumed: Basel, Venice, Naples, Bristol, and London Gatwick Airport.
The budget carrier has enforced strict new social distancing measures for passengers, having grounded services back in April after the coronavirus crisis swept the globe.
The airline is planning to ramp up services as the summer progresses and by August has said it will be flying about three-quarters of routes but at a much lower frequency than last year.
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Capacity will be at about 30% of usual in the busy July-to-September season, easyJet said. Its bigger rival Ryanair plans to be flying 40% of capacity by July.
“Thanks to our intensive negotiations with airlines, Prague Airport is gradually succeeding in resuming direct flights. At the moment we have confirmed a total of 55 destinations. Airlines are returning to their routes from Prague in line with the relaxation of traveling measures and, above all, in response to the demand for flying shown by passengers. It is this demand that will be key to the success of the resumed air connections in the coming weeks and months,” says Václav Řehoř, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors.
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