Friday, September 22, 2023

Korean Air brings again Prague

The resumption of the long-haul connection is without doubt one of the prime priorities for Jiří Pos, Chairman of the Prague Airport Board of Administrators, and he’s making that decision come true by bringing bac flights between Seoul and Prague.

From March 27, 2023, Prague Airport will as soon as once more supply a direct reference to Asia, supplied by Korean Air. This common service was final in operation in March 2020.

 “This is a crucial milestone not solely on the way in which to resuming operations and returning to the 2019 figures, but additionally by way of constructing a community of direct routes to Asia. Korea is without doubt one of the markets with the best demand inside the Asian area,” Mr. Pos mentioned.

“On the heart of the airline’s Central European community, Prague is a flagship vacation spot that boasts centuries of wealthy historical past and cultural heritage. The service resumption will give us a chance to choose up the place we left off in fostering energetic exchanges between the 2 nations.” Mr. Park Jeong Soo, Managing Vice President and Head of Passenger Community, famous.

Demand-pending Frequency Will increase

Initially, the route will probably be operated 3 times every week, each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with the choice of accelerating the frequency to 4 weekly flights in the course of the summer season season primarily based on the demand developments and tendencies. Passengers will fly aboard Boeing 777-300ERs plane with 291 seats (64 in Enterprise Class, 227 in Financial system Class). The route will make sure the at the moment lacking capacities are considerably boosted – not solely to Korea, but additionally, due to connecting flights from Seoul, to different locations in Asia with a historically sturdy demand, for instance, Thailand, Japan, Vietnam, and even Indonesia or Australia.

Based on information from the Czechtourism company and its director Jan Herget, nearly 400 thousand Korean vacationers visited the Czech Republic in 2019. “We firmly consider that due to the direct route and the gradual opening of Asian markets after the Covid-19 pandemic, there will probably be a restoration of tourism between Korea and the Czech Republic, and a gradual return to the 2019 numbers. Whereas in 2019, we recorded 387 thousand arrivals of vacationers from the Republic of Korea, a yr later, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, solely 42 thousand Koreans arrived. In 2021, the quantity dropped much more, to eight thousand guests. Vacationers from Asia are key for the Czech tourism business for his or her excessive creditworthiness. The typical day by day spending is round 4 thousand crowns,” Mr. Herget added.

“The connection between Prague and Seoul is the results of the coordinated actions of all key stakeholders, for which we’re very completely satisfied, as a result of it’s going to deliver travellers from Asia, who’re at the moment absent within the metropolis, again to Prague. In 2019, greater than 270 thousand vacationers from South Korea visited the capital. Final yr, we have now recorded lower than 40 thousand,” František Cipro, Chairman of the Prague Metropolis Tourism Board of Administrators, commented.

Profitable Pre-Covid Route

In 2019, the connection from Prague to Seoul was very profitable. In whole, over 190 thousand passengers travelled between Prague and Seoul in each instructions all year long.

The ambiance of the South Korean capital can finest be absorbed by visiting the 5 royal palaces of the Joseon Dynasty within the Jongno-gu and Jung-gu districts, specifically Deoksugung, Gyeongbokgung, Gyeonghuigung, Changdeokgung, and Changgyeonggung. 4 historic gates will also be seen within the metropolis, probably the most well-known of which is the Namdaemum (South Gate) situated close to the market of the identical identify. The historic partitions of the town are additionally of curiosity.

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