31st August 2018

planes.cz: New flights to Prague, Brno (updated)


United Airlines has announced that it will offer flights between Prague and Newark, New Jersey, right beside the largest American city of New York, from 7 June 2019 (6 June in the U.S.). The new daily service will be operated by Boeing 767-300ER featuring both Economy and Business Class seats. The airport estimates the route will be used by approximately 43 thousand passengers a year in both directions. Under the 2019 summer schedule, there will thus be three regular scheduled connections to the USA operated from Václav Havel Airport Prague, the airport wrote.  


Turkish Airlines will increase the number of its flights between Prague and Istanbul next year. Effective 27 May 2019, the carrier will add a fourth daily frequency to the existing three flights on the route. The new TK1773/1774 flights will be arriving in Prague at 12:15 p.m. and returning to the largest city in Turkey at 1:10 p.m. We expect the fourth daily frequency to be used by 100 thousand passengers a year in both directions, Prague Václav Havel Airport writes.


British Airways has confirmed its decision to increase the number of frequencies on its direct scheduled connection between Prague and London City during the 2018 winter schedule. The flights operated by its daughter company, BA CityFlyer, will then be operated on a daily basis, instead of the currently offered six weekly services. Passengers will thus continue to enjoy the possibility of flying from Václav Havel Airport Prague to all six London international airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend, Prague airport announced.


The railway connection between Prague and Prague Airport should be in operation in 2028 and the passengers should be able to reach the airport from the centre of Prague in 27 minutes, according to idnes.cz daily quoting a representative of Správa železniční dopravní cesty, státní organizace (SŽDC), owner and operator of the nation-wide and regional railway infrastructure owned by the state. .


easyJet has announced the launch of the new direct route between Prague and Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland. The carrier will operate its new route twice weekly on Monday and Friday – effective 29 October, Prague Airport informed.


Cyprus Airways announced that it will continue operating flights to the Czech capital through the winter season. Cyprus Airways first launched its Prague to Larnaca route last June, with flights departing every Monday and Friday.  The winter flights will be operated on same days with new timings, Prague Airport informed.


On 23 June 2018, Chinese airline Sichuan Airlines, after several delays, launched a new regular connection between Prague and Zurich. This flight will be operated twice a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The arrival in Prague from Chengdu is planned at 6:55 and the flight should depart for Switzerland at 8:25, to return again to Prague at 12:55 (and stay until 15:00). This is a similar concept introduced last year by Hainan Airlines. The standard cost of return flights in the economy class is around six thousand crowns, planes.cz wrote 


From October 28, Ryanair will be flying on a renewed route from Milan (Bergamo) to Brno. This is the first new line since Accolade's entry into the airport operator in Brno. Every Wednesday, Boeing 737-800 on FR4214 departs from Milan airport at 7:00 and after going to Brno between 8:25 and 8:50 returns to Milan as FR4215 at 10:15. Sunday Times are set to 14: 25-15: 50 and 16: 15-17: 40. Bergam is one of Ryanair's bases, where secure transfers are possible on selected lines, planes.cz writes.


Czech Airlines, due to low demand and shortage of aircraft, decided to terminate flights to Skopje on 18 July 2018. Flights were launched in 2016, were operated three times a week, and were soon afterwards limited to the summer season, planes.cz informed


At the end of spring 2019, the Dubai airport is making dramatic changes to the rail system. This will lead to a temporary limitation of traffic that affects many flights, including flights to Prague. Preliminary data suggests that line EK139 / 140 (Airbus A380) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and EK137 / 138 (Boeing 777) on Wednesdays and Sundays will not be flying from mid-April until the end of May, according to planes.cz.


According to Reuters, Thai branch of Air Asia could launch new flights from Bangkok to Prague, Vienna and Stockholm in 2019, planes.cz writes.


An extensive international partnership agreement between Prague Airport and Incheon International Airport Corporation (IIAC), the operator of Incheon International Airport located close to Seoul, South Korea, was signed at Václav Havel Airport Prague on Tuesday, 22 May 2018. The new Memorandum of Understanding follows the original agreement signed in 2013, specifying particular areas in which the exchange of information and experience is to take place. From now the main focus will be on airport operations and development, security improvements and customer experience as well as sustainable growth. The treaty also considers the development of new technologies. Specialists of both airports are also willing to cooperate in the area of digitalisation and new technologies, such as biometrics and robotics, Prague airport announced on 23 May.



World Best Airlines Awards were awarded recently: a summary by planes.cz

World Best Airlines 2018

1. Singapore Airlines

2. Qatar Airways

3. ANA All Nippon Airways

4. Emirates

5. EVA Air


Best Airlines in Europe

1) Lufthansa

2) Swiss International Air Lines

3) Austrian Airlines

4) Turkish Airlines

5) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

6) Aeroflot

7) Air France

8) Finnair

9) Virgin Atlantic

10) British Airways


World's Best Low-Cost Airlines

1) AirAsia

2) Norwegian

3) EasyJet

4) Jetstar Airways

5) AirAsia X


Best Low-Cost Airlines in Europe

1) Norwegian

2) EasyJet

3) Eurowings

4) Ryanair

5) Jet2.com

6) Vueling Airlines

7) WOW Air

8) airBaltic

9) Wizz Air

10) Pobeda




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