The German carrier is preparing direct flights from Prague all over Europe, and will add holiday destinations in the summer.
From the end of October, the Lufthansa Group will significantly strengthen its presence in Prague. The Eurowings subsidiary will open a new base with two Airbus A320 aircraft at Václav Havel Airport, and will add another machine next summer. It will offer direct connections from Prague to European cities and a number of holiday destinations. The carrier created one hundred new jobs in Prague.
After Smartwings, CSA and Ryanair, Eurowings will be the fourth airline to have its base in Ruzyně. The expansion to Prague was announced today by Lufthansa in a press release. Ticket sales are scheduled to begin on June 22, promising one-way tickets starting at 764 crowns. Eurowings currently flies from Prague only to Düsseldorf, from July they are to restore connections to Hamburg, from October to Cologne. They plan flights from Prague to Barcelona, Milan, Athens, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv and Birmingham. In summer, connections to Mallorca or the Canary Islands are scheduled.
“Eurowings will offer direct connections for Czech passengers who fly for business, as well as for tourists. We come up with this activity just in time, after a long-term slowdown in air traffic caused by the covid-19 crisis. We will focus on offering a local approach in Prague in combination with first-class services, which will set us apart from airlines, “ said Jow Bischof, CEO of Eurowings.
Expansion of competition in Ruzyně
“We very much appreciate the fact that even after the coronavirus crisis, which undoubtedly affected us a lot, there is interest in Prague. The German airline will contribute to the resumption of operations,“Said Jakub Puchalský, a member of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport.
Eurowings currently has about a hundred aircraft in the fleet, focusing on flights mainly around Europe. The main bases are at Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne / Bonn airports.
In the past, Czech Airlines cooperated with Eurowings, which carriers leased their Airbuses, including crews. It can be expected that some of the remaining and former SA pilots will switch to the German carrier. Smartwings at CSA expects only one Airbus in the coming years.
According to the ticket manager of Student Agency Lenka Kašická, the expansion of the Eurowings airline connection and the opening of a base in Prague will mean a major breakthrough in supporting the revival of air traffic. “Connection from Prague with Eurowings to tourist and business destinations Create a new price-competitive offer and can also become a strong alternative to air connections to places where CSA flew in the past. In addition, Eurowings has the advantage that on the one hand it is a low-cost airline with competitively priced tickets, but at the same time it is also possible to book tickets through global reservation systems – similar to flights such as Lufthansa or CSA. In addition, belonging to the Lufthansa group makes Eurowings a strong player and a quality brand with a wide range of connections,“Kašická added.