24. 05. 2007 - CSA Carried Over 1.5 Million Passengers by the End of April

Prague, 24 May 2007

Czech Airlines (CSA) carried more than 1.5 million passengers in the first four months of the year, which is an increase of 3.4 percent compared to the same period last year.  By the end of April, the Airline operated more than 12,190 flights.  In the first four months of 2007, Czech Airlines also carried over 7,000 tonnes of goods and mail.

Nearly 1.35 million passengers travelled on CSA’s regular routes in the first four months of the year, which is 3.6 percent more than in the same period of 2006.  Hence, regular carriage accounted for the vast majority – 90% - of the overall carriage results.

The most sought-after destinations on CSA’s regular routes:

  • Paris
  • Moscow
  • Amsterdam
  • Madrid
  • London
  • Dublin
  • Rome
  • Sofia
  • Bucharest
  • Košice

More than 150,000 passengers travelled on Czech Airlines’ charter flights by the end of April, primarily headed for exotic destinations.  The most remote destinations were the tourist centres on La Isla Margarita (Venezuela), Varadero (Cuba), La Romana (Dominican Republic) and also Las Palmas and Tenerife, in the Canary Islands.  There was also great demand for flights to Egyptian holiday resorts.

CSA continues to improve its passenger services.  In Q1, the Airline took 2nd place in flight punctuality among 26 leading European airlines.  CSA is also gradually replacing its mid-haul aircraft fleet: twelve modern Airbus A320/319 aircraft are now flying on European routes, of which three were manufactured last year, and five this year.

In 2006, Czech Airlines carried 5.5 million passengers.  Year-on-year, their number increased by 4.8 percent.  In 2005, CSA carried 5.2 million passengers, and 4.3 million the year before.  This year, CSA plans to increase the number of passengers carried to 5.8 million.

Daniela Hupáková
CSA Spokesperson