Delta Air Lines is set to resume its direct flights from Prague to New York
Delta Air Lines, the American air carrier, is going to resume its direct flights from Prague to New York, JFK Airport, effective 26 May 2022. Throughout the summer flight schedule, the airline plans to operate the route up to seven times a week using Boeing 767-300 aircraft.
“The resumption of a direct air connection with the USA is absolutely crucial from the inbound tourism point of view. This will allow us to build on the steady increase in the number of tourists from the US, which we, as the destination, enjoyed before the COVID-19 crisis. Creditworthy tourists from the United States of America are a welcome clientele of tourism entrepreneurs in Prague and other regions alike. Longer stays and visits to places outside the capital are typical for American tourists,” Jan Herget, CzechTourism Managing Director, commented.
The resumption of direct long-haul flights at Prague Airport is governed by both the relaxation of anti-epidemic measures in the world and the rules for entry of foreign visitors to the Czech Republic. Of the 15 long-haul flights offered by Prague Airport in 2019, just the routes to Dubai and Doha are currently in operation. During the winter, new charter flights to more distant exotic destinations will be added. Further renewal of long-haul flights remains among Prague Airport top priorities.
Representatives of Prague Airport and CzechTourism are currently attending the 2021 World Routes Development Forum, which is the world’s largest event in the field of air traffic development scheduling held annually. This year, the main focus is the resumption of air traffic after the crisis caused by the spread of a new type of coronavirus with the goal to achieve the fastest possible return to the 2019 number of flights offered.
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