From Florence to Tallinn: Prague airport unveils new direct flights for 2024

Amid a notable surge in passenger traffic, Václav Havel Airport Prague announced eight new destinations flying direct from the Czech capital this year. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 19.01.2024 12:00:00 (updated on 24.01.2024) Reading time: 1 minute

Václav Havel Airport Prague saw a surge in passenger traffic last year, with a remarkable 29 percent year-on-year increase, totaling 13,828,137 passengers.

The airport, which initially forecasted around 12.5 million passengers, outperformed expectations and offered connections to 167 destinations, including new long-haul routes to Seoul, and Taipei, and long-haul charter services via LOT Polish Airlines and World2Fly, with direct flights to the Dominican Republic, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.

In 2023, the airport achieved a significant milestone, approaching passenger figures close to the record year of 2019, reaching 78 percent of the 2019 figures said Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Directors, in a news release.

  • New destinations confirmed for 2024: Florence and Verona by Volotea, Tallinn by Eurowings, Poznan by Ryanair, Ponta Delgada and Brindisi by Smartwings, Izmir by SunExpress, and Chisinau by FlyOne.
  • Increased frequencies: Amsterdam with KLM (six times daily), Madrid with Iberia (two flights daily), Catania with Wizz Air (4 flights weekly), Baku with Azerbaijan Airlines (three flights weekly), and Marseille with Ryanair (three flights weekly).

In 2023, the highest number of passengers opted for flights to Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and France. The most frequently used direct connection, serving 1.1 million passengers, was between Prague and London. Paris secured the second spot with nearly 700,000 passengers, while Milan claimed third place with 545,000 passengers.

Approximately 538,000 passengers traveled to Amsterdam, and a total of 440,000 passengers journeyed to Istanbul. Notably, Smartwings, Ryanair, Wizz Air, easyJet, and Eurowings emerged as the airlines transporting the highest number of passengers throughout the year.

The expanded flight schedule for 2024 promises even greater heights, with expectations to handle 15.5 million passengers and offer over 170 destinations, including more than 30 increased frequency connections.

The airport aims to outdo its 2019 record, which featured 190 direct connections, including 16 destinations in the Russian Federation, Ukraine, and Belarus, currently facing disruptions.

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