Ryanair, the largest European airline, as of today flies between Košice and Prague. It is Ryanair´s second route operated from Košice at the moment, in addition to the service Košice – London Stansted.
The connection is operated twice a week on Monday and Friday, with departure from Prague at 12:35 and arrival in Košice at 13:55. Departures from Košice are planned for 14:20 and arrivals in Prague then at 15:35. The flights will be operated by Ryanair´s Boeing 737-800 with capacity 189 seats.
Michael Tmej, the CEO and chairman of the management board of Košice Airport said: “Today is a special day. Despite the very challenging times and the deepest crisis in the history of aviation we are very pleased to be able to welcome Ryanair, the new carrier, on the popular route Košice – Prague. We know about thousands of people travelling in this direction every month by train, bus or car. It is great that now they will have the opportunity to switch to Ryanair´s Boeings that are capable of cutting the travel time to an hour. In addition, with this lowcost route Košice and the whole Eastern Slovakia is now much closer and more attractive destination for Czech tourists.”
Olga Pawlonka, Ryanair´s sales & marketing manager for Central Europe and Balkan said: „We are delighted to launch new Kosice – Prague route as part of our extended Summer 2020 schedule. To celebrate, we have launched a seat sale with fares from €27.99, for travel until the end of October, which are available for booking until midnight Wednesday (5 th August). These seats are sure to sell quickly, so customers should log on to Ryanair.com today and avoid missing out.”
Rastislav Trnka, head of Kosice Region:
„Kosice Region welcomes Ryanair on the route Prague Kosice. In Czech Republic live lot of citizens born in eastern Slovakia. Tourist from Czech Republic visits Kosice Region the most compared to other countries and come regularly. During last summer season we recorded 16% growth of tourists from Czech Republic, together were on the level of 40.000 and I am sure that this route will bring again more of them to our beautiful Kosice region.“
After the measures taken to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 were lifted, Czech Airlines (to Prague), Austrian Airlines (to Vienna), Ryanair (to London Stansted) and Wizz Air (to London Luton) have already restarted their flight operations at Košice Airport. Restart of flights operated by Eurowings and LOT Polish Airlines is subject to a decision of a respective airlines.
By Letisko Košice – Airport Košice a.s., 3 August 2020