Václav Havel Airport Prague: Here comes summer

Spring may have just officially sprung on March 20, but in Prague, summer is starting in just 2 days, and tourists are ready to travel.

On Sunday, March 31, 2019, the summer schedule comes into effect at Václav Havel Airport Prague. For the duration of the season, a total of 69 airlines will be operating regular scheduled direct flights from Prague, heading to 162 destinations in 54 countries. There will also be direct flights to 16 long-haul destinations, which is the largest number in the airport’s modern history.

“As part of the summer timetable, a total of four new airlines will be launching services from Václav Havel Airport Prague, two of them on long-haul routes. This proves our long-term success in motivating an ever-increasing number of airlines to open new routes from Prague, which ultimately means a wider choice of flights for our passengers,” says Vaclav Rehor, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport. In comparison with the previous summer season, the total number of airlines running direct flights from Prague this summer will increase by two. Four new airlines, Air Arabia, SCAT Airlines, SunExpress, and United Airlines, will be operating their flights from Prague for the first time.

“The forthcoming summer timetable also confirms our long-term success in implementing a strategy to develop long-haul routes. During the summer, direct flights will be available from Václav Havel Airport Prague to a total of 16 long-haul destinations, which is the most in the airport’s modern history. In addition to new destinations such as Astana in Kazakhstan or Newark in New York, USA. Passengers flying during the summer season will also have the opportunity to fly to New York’s JFK Airport, Philadelphia, Toronto, and Montreal just like last year,” adds Vaclav Rehor.

In total, the summer timetable will see flights to 14 new destinations, alongside regular flights to Newark Airport in New York, which United Airlines will run from Prague daily, and flights to Astana, departing twice a week with SCAT Airlines. There will also be flights heading to Casablanca (twice a week with Air Arabia), Florence (offered 4 times a week by Vueling) and Billund (3 flights a week operated by Ryanair). Brand-new routes include two holiday destinations – Pescara in Italy and Zadar in Croatia. Thanks to these new summer routes operated by Ryanair, passengers can take advantage of faster and more comfortable way to destinations which until recently were mostly only accessible by road.

Some direct flights that were already available during the winter flight season will continue also during the summer season. These include, for example, flights to Amman, Marrakesh, Sharjah, Paris Beauvais and Moscow/Zhukovsky.

The most frequent flights this summer season will be those departing to Italy (17 destinations), Great Britain (16 destinations), Spain, and Greece (both with 12 destinations).

Among the most popular destinations with the highest number of flights from Václav Havel Airport Prague will be London (up to 93 flights a week), Moscow (up to 63 flights a week), Paris (up to 58 flights a week), Amsterdam (up to 54 flights a week), and Warsaw (up to 52 flights a week).

Long-haul routes: 16 direct flights offered by 19 airlines:

Astana                             SCAT Airlines

Chengdu                         Sichuan Airlines

Doha                               Qatar Airways

Dubai                              Emirates, flydubai, Smartwings

Philadelphia                    American Airlines

Montreal                         Air Transat

New York                        Delta Air Lines

New York (Newark)        United Airlines

Novosibirsk                     S7 Airlines

Beijing                             Hainan Airlines

Riyadh                             Czech Airlines

Seoul                               Czech Airlines, Korean Air

Xi’an                                China Eastern Airlines

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Shanghai                         China Eastern Airlines

Sharjah                           Air Arabia

Toronto                           Air Canada Rouge

Overview of new offers:

14 new destinations with regular transit (compared to the same period in 2018):

Amman                           Ryanair

Astana                             SCAT Airlines

Billund                             Ryanair

Bournemouth                 Ryanair

Casablanca                      Air Arabia Maroc

Florence                          Vueling

Marrakesh                      Ryanair

Moscow (Zhukovsky)      Ural Airlines

New York (Newark)        United Airlines

Paris (Beauvais)              Ryanair

Pescara                           Ryanair

Stockholm (Skavsta)       Ryanair

Sharjah                            Air Arabia

Zadar                               Ryanair

4 new airlines:  Air Arabia, SCAT Airlines, SunExpress, United Airlines

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