Ryanair, Europe’s no 1 airline, today (1 Aug) celebrated carrying 5 million customers to/from Prague since low fares arrived with its first services from Prague to Dublin and London Stansted in April 2014. The 5,000,000th customer travelled on Ryanair’s flight from Prague to Riga, part of its Prague Summer 2019 schedule, which includes 31 routes in total helping to deliver over 2.4 million customers and support over 1,800 jobs* at Václav Havel Airport Prague.

In Prague, Denis Barabas, Ryanair’s International Communications Deputy Manager, said: “Ryanair is delighted to celebrate carrying 5 million customers to/from Prague since its first low fares flight in April 2014 from Prague to Dublin and London Stansted. This summer Ryanair operates 16 new routes from Prague to/from Amman, Bari, Billund, Bournemouth, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Marrakesh, Marseille, Palma, Paris, Pescara, Pisa, Riga, Stockholm, Venice and Zadar underlining its commitment to Czech Republic and Central Eastern Europe, and we look forward to growing traffic, routes and jobs in the coming years. To celebrate we are releasing seats for sale from just 459 which are available to book until midnight Saturday (3 Aug) for travel in October. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com before they sell out.”

Vaclav Rehor, Prague Airport’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, said:“We value Ryanair as an important business partner and we are very pleased by the success they have achieved on routes operated from Václav Havel Airport Prague. We welcome the gradual increase in the number of destinations with the direct service from Prague and long-term positive trend in increasing passenger numbers. Ryanair is currently the third largest carrier on the market in terms of the transported passengers share in Prague.”

Ryanair’s Prague S19 schedule delivers:

  • 2 extra based aircraft ($200m investment, 4 total)
  • 16 new routes: Amman (2pw), Bari (2), Billund (3), Bournemouth (2),  Copenhagen (daily), Gothenburg (2), Marrakesh (2), Marseille (2), Palma (1), Paris (3), Pescara (2), Pisa (3), Riga (3), Stockholm (3), Venice (4) & Zadar (2)
  • 31 routes in total
  • 130+ weekly flights
  • 2.4m customers p.a. (+23%)
  • 1,800* “on-site” jobs p.a.


*ACI research confirms up to 750 ‘on-site’ jobs are sustained at international airports for every 1m passengers