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Beginning with the Winter timetable – from 1 November 2004 – Korean Air (KE) will operate the SEL-PRG-SEL flight twice a week only, on Mondays and Saturdays. The flight will continue to be operated by an A 330 aircraft, and the offered destinations and capacity will not change.



CSA is launching regular services to the following destinations:

  • Glasgow (GLA) - daily from 31 October
  • The Maldives (MLE) - once a week from 30 December
  • London-Gatwick (LGW) - thirteen flights a week from 31 October


We would like to inform you that as of 1 October 2004, CSA Cargo has got a new organizational structure. The new director of CSA Cargo is Milan Dorko.

Milan Dorko (42) came to  CSA from Český (Czech) Telecom where he was a director for call centres, a post he held from August 2003.  Before that, he held several directorial and managerial positions with the largest Czech telecommunications operator – for example, in operations, customer care, sales, call centres and sales support.

Milan Dorko graduated from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University in Brno.  In 1988, he began his career in the telecommunications field.

Milan Dorko speaks English and Russian.  He is married, with two children. Fitness and the arts are his biggest hobbies.


As of 1 November 2004, a new List of charges becomes effective and will be applied to the handling of your shipments at the Prague Airport. The pricelist is available at - Cargo Handling Services section. It will also be made available at the CSA Cargo Customer Centre.



As of 13 August, a provision of the US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) becomes applicable – information from AWBs must be electronically advised 4 hours after the departure of a flight to the USA at the latest.  Below, you can find the most important effects of the above provision on our daily cooperation and also specific measures taken by CSA Cargo.

The system requires the passing on of data from both Master AWB (MAWB), and HAWB.  As the information in HAWB are not available to us, the cargo forwarders will be obliged to provide the information to us as required by the CBP.  Unfortunately, the passing on of information to the US authorities is associated with a significant increase in manual work at CSA and with additional costs in Prague and New York.  For this reason, we, as well as other carriers, have had to introduce separate charges.  The possibilities of passing on information from HAWB and the related charges are as follows:

  1. The shipper provides the information directly to the CBP, i.e., the carrier is not responsible for its correctness or completeness – no charge is collected.
  2. Information is passed to CSA electronically in the form of FHL messages to QIFFMOK – this means is a CGC charge of 70 CZK / HAWB.
  3. Information is passed to CSA on paper and must be typed and entered into the system manually by the carrier – this means a CCC charge of 260 CZK / HAWB.
  4. Charge for each master AWB – 150 CZK.

The charges are to be stated in the “Other charges“ box in the AWB as due carrier. Here is an example of a calculation:

  • A consolidated shipment – 1 MAWB, 2 HAWB passed on electronically (FHL) – charge: 150 + 2 * 70 = 290 CZK.  Stated in MAWB as CGC.
  • A consolidated shipment 1 MAWB, 2 HAWB passed on manually – charge: 150 + 2 * 260 = 670 CZK.  Stated in MAWB as CCC.
  • A non-consolidated shipment (1 MAWB) – charge: 150 CZK.  Stated in MAWB as CCC (or CGC, if a FWB message is sent).

Regardless of the method of passing on information from HAWB, HAWB copies will always be required when consolidated shipments are accepted. The above procedure applies also to shipments transiting in the USA, regardless of their final destination.

We expect that manual infomation processing without support by FHL messages may extend the shipment handling.  You are therefore requested to submit shipments for handling well in advance before departure, for OK 050 and OK 052 flights by the end of working hours the day before departure.

In regards to the above provisions, the permitted description of commodities in the AWB is also stricter.  It must be as precise as possible and in English.  We also attach a table with the recommended names of individual commodities.

Non acceptable descriptionAcceptable description
Wearing Apparel
Ladies' Apparel
Men's Apparel
Jewelry (may include watches)
AppliancesKitchen Appliances
Industrial Appliances
Heat Pump
New Autoparts
Used Autoparts
CapsBaseball Caps
Blasting Caps
Bottle Caps
Hub Caps
Chemicals, hazardous
Chemicals, non-hazardous
Actual Chemical Name (not brand name)
Or U.N. HAZMAT Code Identifier #
Electronic Goods
Consumer Electronics, Telephones
Electronic Toys (can include Gameboys, Game Cubes,
Dancing Elmo Doll etc.)
Personal/Household Electronics (i.e. PDA's, VCR's, TV's)
EquipmentIndustrial Equipment, Oil Well Equipment
Automotive Equipment, Poultry Equipment etc.
FlooringWood Flooring, Plastic Flooring, Carpet, Ceramic Tile,
Marble Flooring
Packaged Rice, Packaged Grain, Bulk Grain
IronIron Pipes, Steel Pipes
SteelIron Building Material, Steel Building Material
Leather ArticlesSaddles
Leather Handbags
Leather Jackets, Shoes
MachineryMetal Working Machinery
Cigarette Making Machinery
MachinesSewing Machines
Printing Machines
PipesPlastic Pipes
PVC Pipes
Steel Pipes
Copper Pipes
Plastic GoodsPlastic Kitchenware, Plastic Houseware,
Industrial Plastics
Toys, New/Used Auto Parts
Polyurethane Polyurethane Threads
Polyurethane Medical Gloves
 Personal Effects
Household Goods
Rubber ArticlesRubber Hoses
Rubber Conveyor Belts
RodsWelding Rods
Aluminum Rods
Reactor Rods
ScrapPlastic Scrap
Aluminum Scrap
Iron Scrap
STC (Said to Contain)
General Cargo
FAK ( Freight of All Kinds)
"No Description"
TilesCeramic Tiles
Marble Tiles
ToolsHand Tools
Power Tools
Industrial Tools
WiresElectric Wires
Auto Harness
Coiled Wire (Industrial)



As of 1 October 2004, the EU is introducing veterinary conditions for non-commercial transport of pets among EU countries or when transported to the EU. Pets are animals accompanying their owners (persons authorized by the owners) and are not meant to be sold or transferred to another owner at the country of destination.

Cats, dogs and ferrets are considered “identified“ if having a visible tattoo or electronic identification system – a chip (after an 8-year transition period, this system only will apply).

The identification system must always provide information regarding the animal’s owner and his/her address. The animal must always have a “passport“ according to the veterinary requirements. Special conditions apply for Ireland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

We would like to wish our customers a pleasant rest of the summer and we are looking forward to further cooperation in the second half of 2004.



As of 1 October 2004, with regards to the changes to Resolution 600a, IATA prescribes that the Conditions of Contract in the AWB should be stated at three AWB copies as a minimum. As of 15 July 2004, with regards to the changes in the Resolution 600b(II), IATA implemented the requirements of the Montreal Convention and the SDR unit in the Conditions of Contract on the AWB back part.



As of 12 July, the CSA embargo regarding the transport of live animals to AMS has been lifted. All live animals according to the EU legislation may be now transported on CSA flights to AMS.



In the IATA LAR to be issues in October 2004, 5 CSA variations regarding the transport of live animals will be published for the first time. They prohibit the transport of one-day-old poultry, stinking animals, dogs and cats under ten weeks of age, and rodents in cardboard packages on CSA flights.



In connection with the issue of the AWA (Animal Welfare Act) by the US Department of Agriculture, new and stricter rules apply to all live animal shipments to the USA. The AWA was issued in accordance with the IATA Live Animals Regulations and in certain aspects it supplements them, or makes them stricter. The new regulations concern especially additional animal care and their human handling throughout transportation, which will be subject to random checks by APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service - USDA) inspectors. Unlike IATA LAR, non-compliance with AWA regulations for the animals may be penalized by the American authorities.

CSA registered itself at APHIS and declared compliance of its veterinary care program with the AWA standards. The regulation is quite voluminous and a summary of it may be sent upon request - for further information please contact  Mr. Činátl –



We would like to inform all shippers and cargo forwarders once again about the necessity of making as precise as possible a declaration of the contents of shipments submitted for transport at CSA. As is similar with dangerous goods, the shipper has to declare truthfully and as precisely as possible the type of the transported commodity in accordance with TACT Rules. In the AWB, in the "Nature and quantity of goods" section, very general and unspecific names of goods still appear and they do not allow for the proper marking of shipments with IMP codes in the manifest (see the current issue of 60 TACT Rules) and for the required handing of goods (storage, loading to the aircraft, etc.).

Completely unacceptable are declarations of contents such as "freight of all kinds - FAK", "general cargo" or "said to contain - STC".

We would like to remind you that CSA accepts for transport only “ready for carriage“ shipments, i.e., properly packed and with all accompanying documents and labels. Shipments without documents cannot be accepted for the warehouse and they cannot be kept in the warehouse vestibule for a longer time period as well. If shipments are left in the warehouse vestibule for longer than 2 hours, storage charges will be collected according to the CSA Cargo price list.



You have certainly noticed that Korean Air (KE) and recently also Saudi Arabian Airlines (SV) now regularly operate to Prague Airport Ruzyně.

KE offers an excellent service to the Asian Pacific specializing in Korea, Japan, China and Australia, and SV to the Middle East, especially to the attractive and not easily accessible destinations of Riyadh and Jeddah. Both companies operate to Prague with wide body aircraft with sufficient space and weight capacities, and thus bring Czech customers a high-quality product without the need for road service on all sectors of transport. As of 15 July, Korean Air even introduced Boeing 747-400’s on flights to Prague, currently the largest airliner in the world.



As of 1 August, the embargo on cargo transport to Samara (KUF) in Russia, imposed due to the loss of customs status of the local airport, has been lifted.  The matter has been settled and CSA may now offer its customers  direct connection to KUF three times a week with Boeing 737’s.



Airport Ruzyne
Laglerove 4/1075
160 08 Prague 6


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