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Prague Airport experiences growth in 2023 passenger numbers

During the peak summer months of July and August, Prague offers a variety of sought-after travel destinations such as London, Paris, and Milan. It is anticipated that flight frequencies to these cities will reach their highest levels during this period.

Easyjet plane landed in the Prague AirportPhoto by Lukáš Vaňátko

Prague Airport has witnessed a significant rise in the number of passengers in 2023, based on information from the airport itself. In the first five months of this year, the airport served 4.4 million travelers, which is a noteworthy increase of 1.3 million passengers compared to the same period last year. Moreover, this figure demonstrates a remarkable growth of 4 million passengers when compared to 2021. According to Prague Airport, these statistics indicate a gradual recovery of the aviation industry.

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The most well-liked flights leaving Prague are those heading to London, Paris, and Milan, showing that many people still want to visit important places in Europe. It’s worth mentioning that in May, the number of passengers who checked in for their flights exceeded 1 million for the second month in a row.

In June of 2022, Prague Airport reached the milestone of serving 1 million passengers for the first time. Following that, the summer months usually experience increased enthusiasm for air travel. Recently, during the first holiday weekend, the airport handled almost 160,000 passengers, which is the highest number for any weekend this year, as reported by Klára Divíšková, the spokesperson.

Initially, Divíšková estimated that Prague Airport would accommodate approximately 12.5 million passengers for the entire year. However, due to the ongoing positive trends, she now expects the airport to handle over 13 million passengers. Currently, London remains the top destination from Prague, attracting about 420,000 passengers. Following London, Paris is the second most popular destination, with around 270,000 passengers, and Milan comes in third with approximately 215,000 passengers.

The airport handled 10.7 million passengers in 2020, which was lower than the 17.8 million travelers served in 2019. Divíšková anticipates a return to pre-pandemic passenger levels by around 2026. This year, the airport provides flights to 152 destinations, an increase of five compared to the previous year. A total of 65 airlines operate these routes. In 2019, Prague Airport offered 190 direct flights.

At the beginning of this year, the biggest airport in Czechia introduced fresh flights to Seoul, Taiwan, and Yerevan, Armenia. Additionally, it established new connections with the well-liked Croatian city of Dubrovnik.

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