30. 8. 2005 - Czech Airlines carried almost 3 million passengers over the January-July period

Prague, 30 August 2005

Over the January-July 2005 period, Czech Airlines carried 2.9 million passengers on its flights.  When compared to the same period of the previous year, an additional 20% passengers flew with the airline.

In July itself, which is one of the busiest months in the summer season, Czech Airlines transported 585 230 passengers on its regular and charter flights.  This represents a growth of 28% when compared to July 2004.  The year on year seat load factor also grew from 76.8% to 78.3%.

CSA carried the largest volume of passengers on its regular European flights.  The most popular European destinations in July were Paris, Brussels, Moscow, Milan, Warsaw and Sofia.

130 370 passengers travelled on charter flights with Czech Airlines in July 2005 which is a twofold growth in comparison with July 2004.

Czech Airlines transported almost 356 000 passengers on its charter flights in the period from the beginning of this year until the end of July.

The growth of transport results is especially related to the growing interest of travel agencies in charter transport to holiday destinations.

In the summer months, Czech Airlines charter flights most often headed to Greece, Egypt, Tunisia, Turkey and Spain.

In the winter season, CSA plans to resume charter service to long-haul destinations in the Caribbean such as Isla Margarita (Venezuela), Varadero (Cuba) and the Dominican Republic.

Over the first seven months of 2005, Czech Airlines flew 22 176 flights and transported 12 180 tons of goods and mail.


Jitka Novotná
CSA Spokesperson