Eurowings prepares to launch base in Prague

Eurowings is preparing to launch flights from its new Prague base later this week. Today, the German low-cost airline unveiled its Czech-language website.

Eurowings is about to take off from Prague. Photo: Getty Images

Eurowings is preparing to launch its Prague base

This week, Sunday 31st In October, Eurowings will inaugurate its first flights from its new base at Prague Airport. For this low-cost German company, Prague will only join a handful of operational bases that are not located in a German-speaking country.

Marking the occasion and preparing for the launch, Eurowings unveiled its Czech website which is now live at http://eurowings.com/cz.

Passengers from the Czech Republic who intend to leave Prague can now use the website to book tickets, receive all flight information and access Eurowings’ low fare calendar, all in the Czech language.

To begin with, the airline will base two planes in Prague. The two will begin operations immediately on Sunday, as shown by the overlapping flight schedules. A third plane will arrive in time for the 2022 summer season when Eurowings will also inaugurate new routes from Prague.

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Eurowings faces competition on all the routes it launches. Photo: Getty Images

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The first flights take off this Sunday

Since the first announcement of a new base in Prague, Eurowings has reorganized some of its schedules, clearly adjusting the route network and flight frequencies according to advance bookings. For example, the route Prague – Zagreb – Prague was supposed to be launched next week, but it was later postponed to 16e December.

On the first day of operations, Sunday October 31, flights will depart as follows:

  • PRG in Bristol (BRS)
  • PRG in Fuerteventura (FUE)
  • PRG in Barcelona (BCN)
  • PRG in Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  • PRG in Copenhagen (CPH)
  • PRG in Düsseldorf (DUS), although this is not a new route and the aircraft will depart from the Düsseldorf base

On Monday 1 November, the second day of its operations in Prague, Eurowings will serve:

  • Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  • Barcelona (BCN)
  • Copenhagen (CPH)
  • Bristol (BRS)
  • Birmingham (BHX)
  • Düsseldorf (DUS), still with a DUS-based aircraft

On Tuesday November 2, day 3, the following destinations are on sale:

  • Athens (ATH)
  • Düsseldorf (DUS), twice, with aircraft based on DUS
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Ryanair is well established in Prague. Photo: Getty Images

Eurowings facing stiff competition in Prague

Eurowings has not entered an easy market with its new base in Prague. The airport is a stronghold for Ryanair, which sells tickets from Prague to 45 destinations. This number includes stopover flights via Brussels Charleroi (CRL) and Milan Bergamo (BGY).

For each of its new routes launched in the first wave of expansion, Eurowings faces at least one competitor. They are as follows:

  • Bristol: easyJet
  • Barcelona: Vueling (code shared by Iberia) and Ryanair
  • Fuerteventura: Smartwings / CSA
  • Copenhagen: Ryanair, Norwegian and Smartwings / CSA
  • Athens: Aegean Airlines
  • Milan: easyJet and Ryanair (to Milan Bergamo)
  • Birmingham: Jet2

It will be interesting to see how Eurowings positions itself in the market.

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Berta D. Wells