1. 3. 2007 - CSA Wins Tender to Provide Handling to Delta Airlines Flights
Prague, 1 March 2007
Czech Airlines (CSA) won the tender to provide handling services to the flights of the American Delta Air Lines in Prague. CSA will provide the American carrier with all of the standard handling services, such as ticket sales, and passenger and aircraft handling. Delta Air Lines, which is CSA’s partner in the SkyTeam airline alliance, will initiate service between the world’s largest airport, in Atlanta, USA, and Prague, on 3 May 2007.
The Boeing 767-300 (ER) for 195 passengers will be deployed on that route. Delta will fly the route four times a week, and five times a week in the peak summer season, from 4 June to 1 September. The handling contract will be signed by the representatives of CSA and Delta Air Lines for three years.
In addition to handling, CSA and Delta agreed on code-sharing cooperation on the route. From 3 May, Czech Airlines offering of long-haul flights will expand to include Delta’s capacity on the Atlanta-Prague route.
Handling services at Prague Airport are provided by the CSA Ground Operations Division. Last year, it handled more than 50,000 of its own and third-party flights. CSA provided handling services in Prague to 5.3 million of its own passengers, and 1.6 million passengers of other carriers. At Prague Airport, CSA thus accounted for 60% of handling, including both passenger and aircraft handling.
CSA’s customers include its alliance partners – members of the SkyTeam alliance (Air France, KLM, Alitalia, Korean Air , Aeroflot), as well as other airlines, such as Swiss International Air Lines, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Malév, JAT Yugoslav Airlines, SAS – Scandinavian Airline System, Finnair, and many other carriers with regular and irregular operations. CSA’s newest handling clients include the Italian company Meridiana, from December 2006, and also Delta Air Lines, beginning this May.