This is the only renewed route between the Czech Republic and the United States so far.
Regular flights to the USA returned to Prague today after a more than two-year hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic. A Delta Air Lines Boeing 767-300 from New York landed at Prague’s Vaclav Havel Airport at 11:31 a.m. The carrier plans to fly this route up to seven times a week during the summer season. Prior to the pandemic, more than 70,000 passengers flew between Prague and New York each year, according to Prague airport data.
This will be the only route from the Czech Republic to the United States to be restored so far. Prior to the coronavirus crisis, Prague Airport also offered connections to Philadelphia and Newark, NJ. However, the carriers are not yet planning to renew these routes.
The carrier will deploy a Boeing 767-300 with 25 seats in Delta One Business, 35 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 165 seats in economy on the route. According to ticket sellers, New York has long been one of the most popular long-haul destinations in the Czech Republic. Ticket prices are currently holding at pre-covid levels, starting at an average of CZK 12,000 (EUR 485).
Flights to New York will join other long-haul routes renewed at Prague Airport. At present, regular flights from the Czech capital are operated to Dubai, Doha and Riyadh. In the coming weeks, flights to Baku, Kuwait and Aktau in Kazakhstan will also be added.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková.