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New Route of the Day (22 May 2024): SCAT Airlines between Astana and Prague

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Kazakhstan’s SCAT Airlines introduced flights between Astana and Prague on Wednesday 22 May, marking its return to the Czech capital after four years. The 3,950-kilometre route will be maintained 2-weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with the 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The carrier faces no direct competition between the two cities.

Flight DV803 departs Astana at 08:30 local time, arriving in Prague at 11:25 local time. The return service, operating as flight DV804, takes off from the Czech capital at 12:15 local time, touching back down in Kazakhstan at 20:10 local time.

What they said

Jiri Vyskoc, Executive Director, Aviation Business Development at Prague Airport, said: “SCAT Airlines launched flights to Prague previously in June 2019, and over 30,000 passengers used the nonstop flights in the first year of its operation. We are very happy to celebrate the return of this service, which will significantly boost tourism between the two countries. More than 15,000 Kazakh tourists visited the Czech Republic last year, and direct flights will only increase this number.”

Dyussenbayev Bakyt, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the Czech Republic, added: “Transport is a key component in strengthening relations between any two countries. It improves political, economic, tourism and trade ties, as well as people-to-people exchange. I am of the opinion that this service between Prague and Astana will further improve relations between our countries and businesses and that we will see a lot of tourists from both countries.”

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Prague Airport boosts central Asian connectivity

SCAT Airlines’ service between Astana and Prague is the first of two new routes from central Asia. On 30 May, Uzbekistan’s Qanot Sharq will introduce a weekly rotation between Tashkent and Prague with its A320 aircraft.

Further afield in the region, including the Caucasus, Prague Airport recently saw the introduction of flights from Tbilisi by Georgian Wings, while Wizz Air maintains operations to Kutaisi in Georgia. Furthermore, Azerbaijan Airlines serves Prague from its hub in Baku.

These developments will aid Prague Airport in what is expected to be a busy peak summer season. Between June and September, the airport anticipates handling seven million passengers.

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