24. 3. 2005 - Czech Airlines to offer three new destination in summer season

Prague, 24 March 2005

Czech Airlines offers three new destinations in its Summer schedule effective from 27 March 2005. CSA passengers can regularly fly to Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Minsk (Belorussia) and Skopje (Macedonia). CSA is also significantly increasing the number of flights to 30 destinations. In May, two new-generation Airbus A320’s will be added to the fleet to operate scheduled flights and in June an Airbus A321 to operate charter flights.

“Our offer of new destinations, additional frequencies and the gradual expansion of our fleet through the addition of modern new-generation Airbus airplanes meet the requirements of our customers for more flights and a higher comfort of air transport.“ says Jaroslav Tvrdík, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Czech Airlines 

The introduction of three new destinations in the Summer season (27 March – 29 October 2005) will increase the number of directly operated CSA destinations to 77 in 45 countries worldwide.  The very first new destination will be Sarajevo where CSA will fly from March, operating up to 5 weekly flights, then in May flights to Minsk (4 flights a week) and Skopje (3 flights a week) will be added. From 3 March 2005, CSA also offers a new Riga – Rome service, in the Summer season it will be operated up to six times a week. In addition to the new destinations abroad, CSA also plans to add frequencies to its domestic flights.    A new morning flight to Ostrava will be introduced, increasing the total number of daily connections to five.

The airline continues to add flights to the most popular destinations, such as flights between Prague and Germany or Prague and the UK. CSA is the only carrier flying to all major London airports – Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted.  Additional flights are also planned to other destinations. In summer, CSA will offer seven direct connections a week to Montreal and Toronto, up to six daily flights to Brussels and five daily flights to Zurich.

January – February 2005 transport results
Over the two months, Czech Airlines transported more than 586 thousand passengers (i.e. 17.6 % more than in 2004) on 5324 flights. Most passengers travelled on scheduled flights (549 thousand) and 37 thousand on charter flights. Among the most popular destinations were Paris, London, Moscow, Amsterdam, Madrid or New York.

Jitka Novotná,
CSA Spokesperson