27. 12. 2004 - Czech Airlines to provide assistance to Sri Lanka and tourists in the area

Czech Airlines to provide assistance to Sri Lanka and tourists in the area

Prague, 26 December 2004

In connection with the disaster in South-East Asia, CSA Emergency Operation Centre held a meeting this evening and made the following decision:

  • CSA will continue its regular flights to Colombo (Sri Lanka) Departures from Prague on Monday, 27 December and Tuesday, 28 December, back on Tuesday 28 December and Wednesday, 29 December.
  • CSA offers the free capacity on its aircraft to transport humanitarian aid, up to 10 tons per flight. In addition, CSA immediately sends its own humanitarian aid to Sri Lanka.
  • Upon request, CSA will change departure dates of passengers who planned to travel to Sri Lanka these days, free of charge. Detailed information is available at CSA Call Centre at tel. 239 007 007.
  • CSA stopped selling available capacity on Colombo – Prague flights  and will use the available capacity for passengers affected by the disaster. Seats are available on flights from Colombo on Tuesday, 28 December and Wednesday, 29 December. Injured and families with children will be given a priority.

“We are aware of the seriousness of the situation and we are ready to provide all our resources in order to help people. If necessary, we can send another special flight for Czech tourists within a very short time”, says Jaroslav Tvrdík, President of Czech Airlines.


Jitka Novotná,
CSA Spokesperson

Additional information:
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