13. 9. 2006 - Czech Airlines welcomed ten thousandth passenger on its Brno – Prague flight today

Prague, 13 September  2006

Today, Czech Airlines (ČSA) welcomed its ten thousandth passenger on its Brno – Prague service. ČSA resumed its service between Prague and the second largest Czech city last December, after almost a three-year break.

Shortly after midday, the ten thousandth passenger since the flight between Brno and Prague has been resumed, arrived for check-in at Brno airport. It was a 38 years old man from Brno, a frequent ČSA customer. From Prague, he will continue on a ČSA flight to London. ČSA representatives presented the passenger a ticket to any ČSA European destination.

ČSA flies from the city of fairs twice a day by ATR42 airplanes. The service is especially used by transit passengers travelling beyond Prague, especially to Western Europe or overseas. The advantageous connection from Brno may be used when travelling for example to Paris, Amsterdam or London. “Since the service has been resumed, the number of local passengers has also been growing and they use our flights to travel for short meetings to Prague or Brno,“ explained Zdeněk Brettschneider, Executive Director, Sales Support.

ČSA flights depart from Brno at 5:30 in the morning and at 15:00 in the afternoon; from Prague at 12:35 and 22:00, the flight takes 45 minutes. Tickets to Brno and back may be reserved at ČSA sales offices as well as through the Internet at www.csa.cz. The price is about 990 CZK, taxes excluded. Until the end of the summer schedule, i.e. 28 October, passengers may use a special offer of single-day tickets from 590 CZK, taxes excluded. In addition to flights, ČSA also offers a Prague- Brno bus service.

From January to July 2006, ČSA airplanes carried over 14 000 passengers between Brno and Prague, in both directions. The flights to Prague are busier, the passengers usually connect to flights beyond Prague.

Daniela Hupáková
ČSA Spokesperson