More and more people are flying to (and from) Prague.
A reported 15.4 million people made their way through the Czech capital’s Václav Havel Airport in 2017, the highest number in history. On average, more than 42,000 people passed through the airport every day.
In total, Prague’s airport saw more than 150,000 flights land or take off from the metropolis over the course of the year.
While Prague’s growth in tourism has been widely reported, the number of passengers travelling through Václav Havel Airport has still risen higher than expectations, surging nearly 18% higher than the previous year.
More than 2 million more people travelled through the Prague airport last year than in 2016.
According to the Airport, the surge in visitors was due to new carriers arriving in the Czech capital, the establishment of new lines on existing carriers, and an overall higher capacity on exiting lines.
Václav Havel Airport is used regularly by a total of 69 different carriers, serving 163 destinations worldwide.
The month with the most passengers was July, which recorded 1.7 million people. The summer months are high season for tourism in Prague.