26. 7. 2005 - Czech Airlines shows 18% growth in number of transported passengers over first six months of 2005

Prague, 26 July 2005

In the first six months of this year, Czech Airlines showed a growth of 18% in the number of transported passengers when compared to 2004.  Over the January-June 2005 period, 2.3 million passengers travelled on Czech Airlines regular and charter flights.  Further growth is expected in the summer months which are traditionally the busiest period for air transport.

Czech Airlines carried out a total of 18 482 flights over the first six months of 2005 which represents a year-on-year growth of more than 25%.  In addition to this, 10 480 tons of cargo and mail were transported on these flights.

The transport results for charter flights continued to grow with the beginning of the CSA Summer Season.  Czech Airlines carried 225 310 passengers to holiday destinations over the first six months of the year while over the same period of 2004, 82 480 passengers travelled on charter flights.

In the month of June itself, the number of transported passengers grew by 24%.  511 930 passengers used Czech Airlines services in June 2005 with the airline carrying out 3 471 flights and transporting 1 670 tons of cargo and mail.

These increases in transport results show that Czech Airlines has been successful in maintaining its strong position on the market as well as in attracting new customers, even with the ever- growing competition in the air transport industry.

 

Jitka Novotná
CSA Spokesperson