AARHUS WELCOMES NEW KEY SERVICE BY CZECH AIRLINES (PRESS RELEASE, UK ED.)
D. 6/12 - 2016
Aarhus Airport has attracted a new, strategic route that puts East Jutland in connection with major destinations across East, Central, southern Europe and beyond. Aarhus-Prague opens in May 2017.
Today sees ticket sales commence for a new service between Aarhus and Prague taking flight in early summer 2017 and ensuring Jutland travellers easy access to Central Europe's most visited destination and to dozens of onward cities spread right across Europe, the Middle East and Asia via the Czech capital. The new route will have an important positive impact for tourism and economic connectivity for the city of Aarhus and wider region.
"We have managed to attract a particularly attractive route that will offer Aarhusians and mainland Danes quick and efficient access to world renowned Prague – a UNESCO world heritage destination and an "Alpha” global city for business – and from there to a host of other destinations via Czech Airlines hub. The route is also great news for inbound visitor potential and will naturally deliver an important contribution to tourism and commerce in Aarhus," says Peter Høgsberg, Airport Director at Aarhus Airport.
"The popularity of Prague and the Czech Republic among Danish tourists has been growing every year. Last year, 5% more Danish passengers travelled to the Czech Republic than the year before. We would like to support and strengthen this tendency. Thanks to our new regular scheduled service connecting the Czech capital with Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark and an academic and economic centre of Jutland, Prague has become easily reachable and thus more attractive for both tourists and business travellers. Just as Aarhus, we will, thanks to our route network and services of our partners, connect more with the world,” Ján Tóth, Czech Airlines Director for Commerce, said.
The opening of the route from 11 May 2017 is both a significant and ground-breaking development for Aarhus. For the first time ever East Jutland embraces direct connection between Aarhus Airport and the Czech Republic capital and hub. From Prague's Vaclav Havel Airport, Czech Airlines offers service to among others Budapest, Warsaw, Bratislava, Košice, Moscow, Odessa, Kiev, Skopje and Zagreb in the east, also south to points including Milan and Tel Aviv but also beyond towards East Asia.
Prague ranks as Europe's 15th largest city and thus Czech Airlines' new route to Aarhus also serves as an important gateway to all of East Jutland for both Czech visitors and a large international customer base at a key point in time, facilitating excellent connectivity for many international visitors expected in Aarhus next year when the city is European Capital of Culture.
The route Aarhus-Prague will be operated by the SkyTeam member airline’s ATR72 aircraft offering both business and economy class service. Czech Airlines is known for its great value fares and the new flights fully reflect Aarhus Airport's development in quality connections to major destinations.
Facts about the route Aarhus-Prague:
The flights Aarhus-Prague start on 11 May 2017 and the flight takes approximately 2 hours each way.
Departure & Arrival times:
Mondays: OK511 depart AAR 19:40 arrive PRG 21:45 // OK510 depart PRG 17:10 arrive AAR 19:10
Thursdays: OK511 depart AAR 09:35 arrive PRG 11:40 // OK510 depart PRG 07:05 arrive AAR 09:05
Fridays: OK511 depart AAR 09:35 arrive PRG 11:40 // OK510 depart PRG 07:05 arrive AAR 09:05
Sundays: OK511 depart AAR 19:40 arrive PRG 21:45 // OK510 depart PRG 17:10 arrive AAR 19:10
Flights are bookable now at www.czechairlines.com and via online and retail travel agents.