15th May 2018

planes.cz: New flights to Prague, Václav Havel airport growing

From 4 May you can once again take advantage of regular flights from Prague to New York‘s JFK Airport and back. More.

American Airlines announced on 2 May that they would revise and reduce their foreign lines in order to reach the same long-term profitability in their international network as they have enjoyed on the domestic market. The American Airlines announced that they would pay more attention to some more "peripheral" markets such as Cordoba in Argentina or Prague. It will also strengthen links to partner hubs such as London Heathrow and Madrid. On May 5, the airlines started to operate a regular line between Philadelphia and Prague, to be operated until the end of the summer flight schedule. More by planes.cz and in the Prague Václav Havel airport press release

For Václav Havel airport, Russia has traditionally been one of the main destinations. Last year, the airport cleared 1.2 million passengers on flights to Russia, with an increase of almost 25% compared to 2016. For Russia, Prague is among the top 10 international destinations in air transport. Russian OneTwoTrip airline aggregator evaluated Russia air ticket prices for this summer season and found average prices to increase by 13% year-on-year; domestic and international flights by 10.7% and 19.4%, respectively. Flights to Prague recorded the biggest increase among the top 10 international destinations, with an increase of 36.6%. Still Prague is among the cheapest destinations on the top 10 list. The prices are being pushed up by the rising demand and insufficient supply. More by planes.cz


View also Prague Airport Operating Results for the First Quarter of 2018  The growth of the airport was fuelled by launches of new routes, such as the direct scheduled Qatar service, additional connections to popular European destinations (e.g.: Barcelona, Budapest, Madrid) and capacity increases on routes to established destinations (e.g.: London/Stansted, Rome, Paris and other French cities). According to passenger numbers, Great Britain, to where every seventh passenger headed, was the most visited country, followed by Italy, just as last year, and Russia. However, Spain (+ 63% year-on-year) was the country which experienced the greatest increase in interest among travellers, the airport press release says.

Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic