The route was open on March 27, 2023 and will be served three times a week, and four times in the high season - from June 2023 onwards. Direct flights are planned every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Prague Airport informed that the connection will strengthen the missing capacity to other destinations in Asia, such as Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, as well as Indonesia and Australia, thanks to connecting flights from Seoul.
The regular route was last in operation in March 2020. More than 190,000 passengers were handled between Prague and Seoul in both directions in 2019.
For Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Board of Prague Airport, the restoration of the long-haul connection is one of the highest priorities. „This is an important milestone not only on the road to resuming operations and returning to 2019 numbers, but also in building a network of direct routes to Asia. Korea is among the highest demand markets from the Asia region,“
Jeong Soo Park, Korean Air Managing Vice President and Head of Passenger Network, commented: „Prague, which boasts a centuries-old history and rich cultural heritage, is the flagship destination of Korean Air in Central Europe. The resumption of this route gives us the opportunity to pick up where we left off and actively participate in the development of cooperation between the two countries in many different sectors.“
Provided by: Team of CzechTrade Doha, Qatar
Source: https://www.cianews.cz/ and https://czechtourism.cz/en, https://www.prg.aero/en