Delta Air Lines Prague-New York-JFK service
Delta Air Lines has restored nonstop service between Prague and New York-JFK. The route is operated with the 767-300. Before boarding, passengers were treated to a carnival atmosphere, enjoying refreshments and a cake cutting ceremony.
“We are delighted to return to Prague today for the first time since 2019 and the full flight shows the demand for travel to this beautiful city,” said Thomas Brandt, regional sales manager for Delta. “The removal of all COVID entry requirements last month has had a positive impact on bookings. We look forward to a successful summer season connecting Prague to New York and beyond, while supporting our respective tourism economies.
In 2021, the United States was the largest non-European inbound source market to the Czech Republic with 44,000 visitors, according to data from the Czech Statistical Office. In 2019, nearly 600,000 Americans visited the country.
“The resumption of direct flights to New York, which was one of the most attractive long-haul destinations from Prague in 2019, is great news,” said Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Prague airport. “It will be especially popular with Czech passengers, who will benefit from a convenient and fast connection to the US east coast after a two-year break.”