18. 6. 2004 - CSA shows year-on-year increase of 29% in number of passengers transported over January-May period

Prague, 18 June 2004

Czech Airlines (CSA) transported a total of 1.54 million passengers in the first five months of 2004. Compared to last year, this means an additional 29% of passengers used CSA’s services.

“With the growth in transport results seen at CSA over the last few months, our airline has further proved its ability to successfully compete with low cost carriers on the market, even though we are a regular-schedule carrier that offers its clients a wide range of services,” says Jaroslav Tvrdík, CSA President and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Besides the 29% year-on-year growth in passenger transport, CSA showed growth in other transport indicators in the January-May period. The carrier performed 11 856 flights, representing an increase of more than 16%. CSA also showed an increase to almost 70% in seat-load factor in the January-May period.

Besides the growth in passenger transport, CSA also showed a two-digit year-on-year growth in transported cargo and mail. From January-May 2004, a total of 9 298 tons was transported, representing a growth of more than 17%.

The number of transported CSA passengers grew not only within the first five months, but in the month of May itself as well. CSA transported more than 366 000 passengers, representing a year-on-year increase of 25 %.

In May, CSA performed 2 680 flights, which is an increase of 18.6 %. The opening of several new routes in May, i.e., to Baku, Krakow, Yekaterinburg, and Samara, was a positive influence on the increase in the number of flights.

May showed year-on-year increase in the transported cargo and mail category as well. 1 779 tons of cargo and mail were transported, representing an increase of 6%.


Dana Dvorakova
Communication Director CSA