The German carrier is preparing direct flights from Prague across Europe, and will add holiday destinations in the summer.
From the end of October, Lufthansa Group will significantly enhance its presence in Prague. Eurowings subsidiary Eurowings will open a new base with two Airbus A320s at Václav Havel Airport, and will add another machine next summer. It will provide direct links from Prague to European cities and a number of holiday destinations. The carrier will create a hundred new jobs in Prague.
After Smartwings, CSA and Ryanair, Eurowings will be the fourth airline to have its base in Ruzyně. Lufthansa today announced the expansion in Prague in a press release. Ticket sales are set to begin on June 22, promising one-way tickets starting at 764 kroner. Eurowings currently only fly from Prague to Düsseldorf, starting in July to reconnect with Hamburg, from October to Cologne. From Prague, she plans trips to Barcelona, Milan, Athens, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Tel Aviv and Birmingham. In the summer, transportation to Mallorca or the Canary Islands is scheduled.
„Eurowings will provide direct connections to Czech travelers traveling on business, as well as to tourists. We came to this activity at the right time, after a long-term slowdown in air traffic due to the coronavirus crisis. We will focus on offering a local approach in Prague along with first-class services, which sets us apart from low-cost airlines,” said Joe Bischoff, CEO of Eurowings.
„We very much appreciate the fact that even after the coronavirus crisis, which undoubtedly affected us a lot, there is interest in Prague. The German airline will contribute to the resumption of its operations,Said Jakub Buchalsky, Member of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport.
Eurowings currently has about a hundred aircraft in its fleet, primarily focusing on flights around Europe. The main bases are at the airports of Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne / Bonn.
In the past, Czech Airlines cooperated with Eurowings, whose air buses, including crews, were rented by airlines. Some of the remaining and former CSA pilots are expected to switch to the German airline. CSA’s Smartwings expects only one Airbus aircraft in the coming years.