Prague Airport launches Fly via Prague service for transfer passengers
Prague, 29 March 2021 – Effective 1 April 2021, Prague Airport is launching a new service to bring an advanced transfer experience to passengers who choose to self connect between flights operated by different air carriers in Prague. The Fly via Prague service will increase the potential of Prague Airport as a transfer hub and provide greater passenger comfort now and when air traffic returns to its previous high volumes. The main partner of Prague Airport is the online travel tech company, Kiwi.com, the expert in providing unique itineraries that find combinations of flights with all airlines, not just those with commercial agreements.
On what principle does the service work in practice? Starting from 1 April, passengers who purchase a connection via Václav Havel Airport in Prague on Kiwi.com will receive a complimentary package of Fly via Prague benefits. At a time when demand resumes, the offer will include, for example, Security FastTrack service, which accelerates the security screening procedure and spares passengers queuing, and favourably priced visits to selected airport lounges. In addition, while waiting for the connecting flight, passengers will be able to enjoy airport shopping using discount vouchers in various shops based on the current offer. Travellers with checked baggage on flights operated by selected airlines departing from Terminal 2 will also have the option of using the Self-Service Bag Drop.
“The goal of Fly via Prague is to support the transfer service of Prague Airport and increase the share of transfer passengers at the airport in Prague. At the same time, we want to enhance the customer experience and support individual airlines with this step,” Jakub Puchalský, Member of the Prague Airport Board of Directors, said, adding: “Self-connect travelling was on the rise even before the current crisis, and the trend will continue, favoured in particular by the young generation of passengers who look for multiple travel options and value flexibility when travelling. We are pleased that we can join other airports which already offer similar services and that our first partner of the service is Kiwi.com.”
When a passenger chooses the new service, along with the Kiwi.com flight booking confirmation, they will receive a Smart Pass providing a package of vouchers and discounts on selected commercial services at Prague Airport and full details of the services available.
Luc Viguie, Vice President of Business Development, Kiwi.com added, “We are proud to cooperate with Prague Airport and the Fly via Prague transfer service for self-connecting passengers. We believe that Virtual Interlining has an even more important role now and in the future by giving travellers greater choice and the possibility to reach their desired destination whilst saving time and money. Fly via Prague will make the transfer experience smoother and more enjoyable with the exclusive benefits included in the Smart Pass bundle given to all the self-connecting passengers booking their travel via Prague Airport on Kiwi.com.”
When choosing to self-connect via Prague Airport, travelers can use six different guided paths. The individual variants differ according to the terminal of arrival and subsequent departure and also according to the baggage – whether the passenger is flying with checked baggage or carry-on baggage only. Special Fly via Prague signs are presented in two colours, as stated in the received Smart Pass, and will help passengers navigate the airport.
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About Fly via Prague
All options and information about the Fly via Prague service is available to passengers on a dedicated website www.flyviaprague.com and on Prague Airport’s website. Follow Prague Airport’s Twitter feed @PragueAirport.
Prague Airport Media Contacts
Kiwi.com was founded in 2012 by Oliver Dlouhý and Jozef Képesi. The travel tech company was created for travelers by travelers. Its proprietary algorithm – Virtual Interlining – allows users to combine flights and ground transportation from more than 800 carriers, including many that do not have commercial agreement. Kiwi.com powers more than 100 million searches every day and employs 2,000 people worldwide.
Kiwi.com Media Contacts
Carol Barnes, Head of Global Communications, Kiwi.com