- Hans Weber
- January 30, 2023
Prague Airport Handled 3.8 Million Passengers Last Summer
Prague Airport had a solid summer season without major complications. From June to August, more than 3.8 million passengers were welcomed, a third less than in the record year 2019.
However, the upward trend prevails. Since the beginning of the year until the end of August 2022, nearly seven million travelers have passed through airport gates. The busiest day was July 1 when the number of passengers handled passed the 50,000 mark.
“In this context, we must thank our employees and the workers of the partner companies who have made their contribution in the processing of passengers and aircraft. They all handled the demanding summer operation very professionally with an exceptionally high work commitment. Thanks to financial bonuses, we have been able to motivate employees to work voluntary overtime and, with almost 400 part-time employees, we have managed to cover capacity needs even during peak periods of activity,” Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Prague Airport, said.
The most popular country in terms of number of passengers handled was Greece, followed by Italy and Spain. In terms of the most popular holiday destinations, Antalya took the top spot, with Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Bourgas and Heraklion among the sought-after holiday retreats.
Outlook winter and full year 2023
Václav Havel Airport in Prague plans to handle almost four million passengers during the winter flight schedule, i.e. from October 30, 2022 to March 25, 2023.
New connections must be added to the network. For example, the carrier Air Moldova will offer direct connections to Chisinau from the end of October, while Eurowings will serve Oslo and Madeira, and, from the beginning of November, also Hurghada and Marsa Alam. Other connections will also be offered by Fly Erbil, in particular to Erbil.
SalamAir will offer flights to Muscat and Salalah, SAS will operate the Copenhagen route and Wizz Air the connections to London Luton Airport and Bucharest.
According to current forecasts, Prague airport could handle 12.7 million passengers next year.