22. 06. 2011 - Czech Airlines introduce flights from Bratislava to six new European destinations starting tomorrow

Passengers checking-in at M. R. Štefánik Airport on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will be offered gastronomic delicacies from each of the new destination countries.

Bratislava, 22 June 2011

As from tomorrow, Czech Airlines start their first ever direct flights from Bratislava’s M. R. Štefánik Airport to six major European destinations. The first aircraft departs at 7:20 tomorrow morning, Thursday 23 June for Amsterdam. Among the guests attending the Food Festival in the departure hall to accompany check-in for the flight will be on Saturday the Cypriot Ambassador to Slovakia Her Excellency Marios Kountourides. 

The Amsterdam departure will be followed by the Czech Airlines’ flights to Paris and Rome, the following day to Brussels, and on Saturday, 25 June the first flights to Barcelona and Larnaca. "Passengers can expect the same benefits as enjoyed by every Czech Airlines customer. The ticket price already includes the airline’s full services, including checked baggage up to 23 kg, check-in either at the airport or over the internet and refreshments on board including a wide selection of drinks, wines and beers, "explains Jiří Marek, a member of the Czech Airlines Management Board and Vice President for Sales and Marketing.

Gastronomic experience
The first day of operation to these new destinations will be celebrated with a rich culinary programme for departing passengers prepared by Bratislava’s M. R. Štefánik Airport in cooperation with its partners. Each country will be represented at the check-in counters by a selection of local, traditional dishes. Passengers can taste Dutch cheeses, Italian pizza, Belgian beer, Spanish tapas or musaka and baklava from Cyprus. "We’ll be celebrating the first flights of Czech Airlines from Bratislava to six new destinations with a festival of the foods and traditions of the countries to which the airline will be flying. The airline is making a return to traditional ways by offering services as passengers used to know them - personal contact at check-in, one item of luggage carried free, a hot meal on board included in the ticket price and all at attractive prices even when compared with those of low-cost airlines. Not to mention the fact that Czech Airlines offers direct flights from Bratislava to the main airports of Belgium, Holland, Cyprus, Spain, France and Italy, and the possibility of connecting flights to the whole world through these hubs," says Tomáš Kika, Director of Sales and Marketing for Bratislava Airport. Once at the airport, passengers will easily find their way, with each check-in counter decorated with motifs appropriate to the destination countries, such as Dutch tulips for flights to Amsterdam.

Just a single ticket
Travelling on just a single ticket, Czech Airlines’ passengers departing from Bratislava will have a comfortable and convenient means of connecting to dozens of other destinations in North and South America, Africa and Asia. Moreover, thanks to its partner airlines in the SkyTeam Alliance, Czech Airlines’ passengers can transfer at three key hubs and continue their onward journeys to long-haul destinations around the world, using just one ticket.

The price for one-way tickets to these new destinations starts at 49 euros, inclusive of all fees. Customers can purchase tickets on the airline’s website at www.czechairlines.com,

Flight schedule:

 

Dana Madunická
PR Manager and Press Spokesperson
M. R. Štefánik Airport, Bratislava
Hana Hejsková
Communications Director and Press Spokesperson
Czech Airlines Group