Hungarian low-cost airline Wizz Air will discontinue its flights on the Tel Aviv-Prague route in August. The reason is that Wizz Air is shutting down its hub at Prague Airport because of economic considerations.
For Israeli passengers, this means less competition on the route to one of their favorite destinations. El Al, Travel Service, Czech Airlines, and others will continue flying on the route. 220,000 passengers flew from Israel to the Czech Republic in 2017, 17% more than in the preceding year, mostly to Prague.
Wizz Air carried 700,000 passengers to and from Israel, 74% more than in the preceding year, with new routes and greater activity on existing ones. This number refers only to Ben Gurion Airport; hundreds of thousands more flew on direct Wizz Air flights to Eilat.