Eurowings Prepares To Launch Its Prague Base

Eurowings is gearing up to launch flights out of its new Prague base later this week. Today, the German low-cost airline revealed its website in the Czech language.

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Eurowings is getting ready to start flying out of Prague. Photo: Getty Images

Eurowings gets ready to launch its Prague base

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

Marking the occasion and gearing up for the launch, Eurowings revealed its Czech website that is now live at http://eurowings.com/cz.

Passengers from the Czech Republic intending to fly out of Prague can now use the website to book tickets, receive all flight information, and access Eurowings’ signature low-fare calendar, all in the Czech language.

To start with, the airline will base two aircraft in Prague. Both will start operations immediately on Sunday, as visible by the overlapping flight times. A third aircraft will come in time for the 2022 summer season when Eurowings will also inaugurate further new routes out of Prague.

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

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The first flights take off this Sunday

Since first announcing a new base in Prague, Eurowings has re-jigged some of its timetables, clearly adjusting the route network and flight frequencies based on advance bookings. For example, the Prague – Zagreb – Prague route was supposed to launch next week, but it was later postponed to 16th December.

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

  • PRG to Bristol (BRS)
  • PRG to Fuerteventura (FUE)
  • PRG to Barcelona (BCN)
  • PRG to Milan Malpensa (MXP)
  • PRG to Copenhagen (CPH)
  • PRG to Dusseldorf (DUS), though this is not a new route and the aircraft will be from the Dusseldorf base

On Monday 1st November, day two of its Prague operations, Eurowings will fly to:

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

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

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

Eurowings faces a lot of competition in Prague

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

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

  • Bristol: easyJet
  • Barcelona: Vueling (codeshared 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 watch how Eurowings finds its feet in the market.

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