18. 9. 2006 - ČSA to accelerate passenger check-in at Brno Airport

Prague, 18 September 2006

Czech Airlines (ČSA) will significantly increase the comfort of its passengers on its flights between Prague and Brno.  As the new terminal is being opened at the Brno Airport today, ČSA will have new check-in counters available.

“We welcome the increased check-in capacity of the Brno Airport.  This will enable us to reduce the time required to check our passengers in on our regular flights to Prague.  We try to offer our clients the best services, not only on board our aircraft, but throughout their trips,” said ČSA Vice-President for Sales, Petr Řehák, on the occasion of the opening of the new Brno terminal.

Furthermore, the new airport hall in Brno offers Czech Airlines’ clients very pleasant facilities in which to await their flights.  Business Class passengers and the OK Plus Silver and Gold card holders will appreciate the services of the new VIP Lounge, where they may obtain refreshments before their flight, or use the facility for work.  For all passengers, there is a new beverage bar and two duty free shops.

ČSA operates two daily flights between Brno and Prague, the first flight departing from Brno at 5:30 a.m., and the second at 3:00 p.m.  From Prague to Brno, the national carrier flies at 12:35 p.m., and at 10:00 p.m.  Czech Airlines set its departure times such as to enable its passengers to transfer, without unnecessary lag time, to connecting flights to other European as well as non-European destinations, and to meet the needs of those who have a business meeting in one of the cities, and do not want to risk a trip by car.

ČSA resumed air service between Prague and Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic, last December, after a two-year break.  Over the first eight months of this year, ČSA carried more than 16,000 passengers on this route.  Roughly the same number of passengers travelled by the ČSA bus service operated between the two cities.  The total number of passengers carried by ČSA on its air or bus service between Prague and Brno, over the first eight months, thus increased by more than one-half, as compared to the same period last year.

Daniela Hupáková
ČSA Spokesperson