Flights to Kazakhstan return after two years, before the pandemic, they flew from Prague to the capital Nur-Sultan. “Václav Havel Prague Airport is gaining a completely new and unconventional destination. For the first time since the pandemic, there is also the resumption of direct connections with Kazakhstan, which is another step towards gradually expanding the network of destinations at the level of 2019. We expect the line to be offered by more than 25,000 passengers a year, “said Jaroslav Filip.
The Kazakh low-cost airline will use an Airbus A320 aircraft for 180 passengers. Initially, it will be in operation for one week on Sunday, and from July 6, a Thursday connection will be added. The journey to the city of less than 200,000 inhabitants will take about five and a half hours from Prague.
“Before the pandemic, Kazakhstan was the Czech Republic’s largest key partner in Central Asia. I believe that direct flight launches will positively affect not only trade and economic relations between the two countries, but also make it easier for Czech tourists to discover the beauties of Kazakhstan, ”said FlyArystan Sales and Marketing Director Madina Bužinová.
Václav Havel Airport currently shows a relatively large increase in traffic. In the first quarter, around 1.4 million passengers were handled, which is about 40 percent of the traffic from the pre-crisis period, but at the same time it is significantly more than last year. According to the head of the airport, Jiří Pose, the revival of traffic is then faster than originally expected. According to the current forecasts, the airport expects around 9.6 million passengers for the year, according to the end by about 55 percent more.