EasyJet will fly from Prague to Berlin Tegel Airport

The low cost carrier will restore direct service to the German capital

Low-cost airline easyJet announced the introduction of a direct line from Václav Havel Airport Prague to Berlin Tegel Airport. It is the German capital’s main international airport and the carrier’s newest base.

The carrier will start service April 21 with three flights weekly operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Tickets are available now on the carrier’s website and mobile app. Prices start at Kč 523.89. for one person when booking two people at the same time including administrative and credit card charges, according to an easyJet press release.

EasyJet flew its first flight to Prague in 1999 and has transported more than 13 million passengers. It will fly a total of 12 destinations from Václav Havel Airport, including Amsterdam, London and Milan. In 2017, the company transported 1.2 million passengers on its flights to or from Prague, a 9.3 percent increase over 2016.

“We are extremely pleased that today we can announce the introduction of a new direct connection between Prague and Berlin Tegel Airport. Our joy is all the greater that no one has been running the route for a couple of months and we are able to restore the connection between the two major cities. Thanks to the new easyJet base at Berlin's Tegel Airport, passengers will quickly get to the city center. It is therefore an excellent starting point for both business and private trips,” Thomas Haagensen, easyJet director in the Czech Republic, said.

“EasyJet now operates 12 routes from Prague, which offers Czech passengers an affordable connection to leading European destinations whether they are exploring new cities, traveling to work or visiting family or friends,” he added.

Letiště Praha board chairman Václav Řehoř said direct flights between Prague and Berlin are a commercially important connection. Letiště Praha (Prague Airport) operates Václav Havel Airport.

“That is why we are pleased that we have succeeded in a short time to replace the terminated service of the previous carrier, and a regular line with the German metropolis will be restored from April 21. We expect the direct link to be used by more than 26,000 passengers [per year] in both directions,” Řehoř said.

This route is in addition to the ones on the recently announced summer schedule for Václav Havel Airport. The new summer flight schedule started March 25 and runs until Oct. 27. Some 67 carriers have scheduled service to 157 locations, not counting this new route.

In 2017, easyJet earned the title "The Quietest Airline" operating at Václav Havel Airport Prague thanks to its a fleet composed exclusively of modern Airbus aircraft, especially Airbus A320NEO, which is up to 50 percent quieter at take off and landing. EasyJet won the same title in 2006 and ’11.

EasyJet operates flights on more popular European routes than any other airline. It carries over 81 million passengers a year, of which more than 13 million travel Business. The company operates over 280 aircraft on more than 890 routes to more than 140 airports in 31 countries, according to information supplied by the company.

EasyJet has been investing in efficient operation and high use of seat capacity. Since 2000, CO2 emissions have decreased by more than 30 percent per passenger and kilometer. The carrier now aims to reduce this figure an additional 10 percent by 2022.

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