26. 10. 2004 - Czech Airlines introduces new destinations for its Winter schedule

Prague, 26 October 2004

On Sunday, 31 October, the Czech Airlines new Winter timetable becomes effective and it will contain flights to three new destinations: London-Gatwick, Glasgow, and the Maldives.  Czech Airlines will also significantly increase services to its current destinations, especially to Germany and several other European countries.

Jaroslav Tvrdík, President of Czech Airlines and Chairman of the CSA Board of Directors says about the expansion of the flight network: “This year, Czech Airlines has introduced flights to ten new destinations.  This is the biggest expansion of CSA operations within the period of a year in the company’s history.  The dynamic development of our company significantly consolidates our position as the largest carrier among the new EU member countries.

This Winter Season, CSA will fly directly to 75 destinations in 44 countries, which represents a growth of 14 destinations in comparison with the previous Winter Season.  With the new services to Glasgow and London-Gatwick, CSA will offer a direct connection between Prague and seven airports on the British Isles.  Czech Airlines will be the only carrier in the Czech Republic offering flights to all three major London airports – Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted.  Passengers will have a choice of up to 7 connections a day between Prague and London operated by CSA.  The Prague - London Gatwick service will be operated twice a day; the new flight between Prague and Glasgow will be flown up to seven times a week.

In the Winter Season, CSA will also significantly increase the number of connections between Prague and Germany.  Czech Airlines flies to nine destinations in Germany (Berlin, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, and Stuttgart), offering up to 16 direct daily flights.  In the Winter Season, CSA will increase the number of flights between Prague and Frankfurt to 3 daily flights; between Prague and Düsseldorf and Prague and Stuttgart to two daily flights.

In addition to the new flights to the British Isles, and the higher number of flights to Germany, CSA will also add flights to Slovakia (Sliač, Košice), Italy (Rome and Milan), Switzerland (Zurich) and Poland (Warsaw) in the Winter Season.  Furthermore, for the first time in its history, the Maldives in the Indian Ocean will appear in the CSA network.  Beginning with the Winter timetable, CSA will offer a flight from Prague to the Maldives once a week with a long-haul Airbus A310.

For the period between November 2004 and March 2005, Czech Airlines plans to perform  13 500 flights and carry more than 1 600 000 passengers.  This represents a year-on-year growth of more than 26% in the number of flights and more than 17.5% in the number of transported passengers in comparison with the 2003-2004 Winter Season.

Jitka Novotná,
CSA Spokesperson