The two-year break ends. Air connections with the USA will return to Prague next May. Delta Air Lines will resume flights between Prague and New York’s JFK Airport.
The American company Delta Airlines plans to connect the two cities seven times a week. The passenger will be transported aboard a Boeing 767-300. This is the very first reported line after interrupted operation from Prague to the USA due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Before the current crisis, more than 70,000 passengers flew between Prague and New York every year, which represents a strong potential for up to year-round direct connections with Prague,” said Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport, who took over the airport’s leadership at the end of August.
I consider the return of transcontinental flights to Prague Airport to be one of my main current tasks, because of the original fifteen long-distance flights that Ruzyně offered in 2019, only routes to Dubai and Doha are currently in operation.
Before the crisis, flights also flew from Prague to Philadelphia, to Newark Airport in the state of New Jersey, and a route to Chicago was planned. You can currently fly to Prague to 115 destinations. In 2019, however, there were 165 of them. During the winter, however, new charter flights to more distant exotic destinations are said to be added.
In addition to the gradual return of long-haul flights, the launch of flights by the German low-cost carrier Eurowings, which will start operating flights to fourteen destinations from the end of October, will also be a great boost for Václav Havel Airport. The first of them will start on October 31 in the direction of Fuerteventura and British Bristol.
According to Eurowings, thousands of tickets have already been sold as part of ongoing bookings. Both to private travelers and travel agencies. So far, the Spanish destinations of Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Málaga have recorded the most reservations. However, there is also greater interest in flights to Barcelona or Copenhagen, for example.