30. 1. 2007 - ČSA increased the number of passengers carried on flights between Prague and Slovakia by over 6% last year

Prague, 30 January 2007

Last year, Czech Airlines (ČSA) carried nearly 210,000 passengers on routes connecting Prague with Slovakia.  That represents a year-on-year increase of more than 6%.  This year, the airline expects a further increase in the number of passengers, of about 8%.

ČSA operated nearly 3,000 flights between Prague and Slovakia last year, which means a five per cent year-on-year increase.  During the winter timetable, i.e., until 25 March, ČSA offers regular flights between Prague and Bratislava four times a day, leaving Prague at 8:55, 12:25, 17:05, and 21:45. The flight to Bratislava takes one hour. From Prague, ČSA also flies to Košice, three times a day.  Except for Saturdays, the airline also operates daily flights to Sliač and Žilina.

For most of its flights between Prague and Slovakia, Czech Airlines uses ATR 42 or 72 aircraft, for 46 and 64 passengers respectively.  In certain cases, and for flights with a greater demand, it uses the Boeing 737-500, for 108 passengers, or the B737-400, for up to 162 passengers.

In 2006, Czech Airlines also carried more than 485 tonnes of goods and mail between Prague and Slovak cities.  Goods carriage alone increased by nearly five per cent, year on year.

Overall, last year, ČSA carried nearly 5.5 million passengers on all of its routes to 120 destinations in 45 countries.  Year-on-year, passenger numbers increased by 4.7 per cent; in 2005, ČSA carried 5.2 million passengers, and the year before 4.3 million.

ČSA places great emphasis on the punctuality of its flights.  For the first eleven months of 2006, it took third place among the 26 European airlines associated in the Association of European Airlines (AEA) in the ranking of punctuality.  In August 2006, ČSA came first.

Daniela Hupáková
ČSA Spokesperson