Prague Airport kicks off summer 2021 season with flights to 35 international locations

As of today, easyJet, TAP Air Portugal, and Austrian Airlines have resumed flights at Václav Havel Airport, which now operates 35 flights to 21 countries

Jason Pirodsky

Written by Jason Pirodsky
Published on 28.03.2021 13:04 (updated on 28.03.2021)

The travel situation in Europe is slowly improving, and more and more airlines have been resuming flights at Prague's Václav Havel Airport.

From today, which officially marks the start of the 2021 summer season for the Prague airport, easyJet, Austrian Airlines, and TAP Air Portugal have all resumed flights from Václav Havel, bringing passengers to Basel and Geneva (easyJet), Vienna (Austrian), and Lisbon (TAP).

Additionally, Czech Airlines and Smartwings have also begun new routes from Václav Havel Airport as of today, taking passengers to Odessa (Czech Airlines) and Valencia (Smartwings).

The new routes bring the total number of international flights from Prague Airport to 35, across 21 different countries.

The airport also currently offers flights to popular tourist destinations including Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Las Palmas, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Madeira, as well as major international hubs in Doha and Dubai.

A full list of flights and destinations currently serviced can be found at the official website of Prague Airport.

More flights are expected to be re-introduced over the coming weeks and months leading up to summer 2021.

An EU-wide Digital Green Certificate, also known as a "vaccine passport", could help speed up the process. It would allow vaccinated flyers to travel without the need for Covid-19 testing, which is currently required for passengers on flights to most, if not all, locations.

"Flights to additional destinations should gradually be added throughout the season, based on the growth in demand for flying and the implemented entry conditions pursued by individual countries," Prague Airport Aviation Business Director Jaroslav Filip stated in a press release.

"The resumption of operations, for which Prague Airport is ready, will certainly help the introduction of a unified travel protocol, the Digital Green Certificate, introduced by the European Commission."

Note that travel regulations to most international locations are still in effect, and Prague residents cannot even travel outside of the city for general purposes. In most cases, travel is limited to urgent purposes including work.

The current restrictions will remain in effect through at least April 11, as the Czech government extended the country's state of emergency by two weeks this weekend.

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