Ryanair launches Prague to Mallorca route

The new link will the low-cost carrier’s 31st destination from Prague

Irish-based low-cost airline Ryanair announced that from June 4, 2019, it will launch a new regular service from Václav Havel Airport Prague to Palma de Mallorca Airport.

The flights in both directions to and from Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, will take place on Tuesdays. The islands are a popular destination for Czech tourists due to their beaches and water sports options.

Palma de Mallorca will be the 31st destination to which passengers can fly with this airline from Prague. Ryanair announced at a press conference last September that four Boeing 737 aircraft, configured for 189 passengers, will be based at the Prague airport for the summer flight schedule. The two added aircraft represent a $200 million investment.

Ryanair said at the time it was doubling the number of aircraft based in Prague and also doubling the number of routes, for a total over 130 flights per week. This is an increase in its Prague traffic of 23 percent. The route to Mallorca was not announced at that time, but the 15 new routes then mentioned included Billund, Bournemouth, Pescara and Zadar, Amman, Copenhagen, Marrakesh and Pisa.

Ryanair is an Irish low-cost airline founded in 1984, headquartered in Swords in County Dublin, Ireland. Its primary operational bases are at Dublin and London Stansted airports. Ryanair is the largest European airline by scheduled passengers flown and carried more international passengers than any other airline.

The backbone of the Ryanair fleet is the Boeing 737-800, which accounts for almost all of the carrier’s approximately 440 planes. The carrier also has orders and 135 Boeing 737 MAX 8s.

Václav Havel Airport Prague in 2018 had a record 16,797,006 and 155,530 take-offs and landings. While there were 9 percent more passengers than in the previous year, the number of airplane movements increased less than 5 percent.

The airport opened April 5, 1937, as Prague Ruzyně Airport. Right after former president Václav Havel's death on Dec. 18, 2011, an online petition asked the government to rename it to Václav Havel International Airport. This name change took place Oct. 5, 2012, on what would have been Havel's 76th birthday.

Ticket sales were already launched on the carrier www.ryanair.com.

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