06. 03. 2008 - Czech Airlines Sees Increased Passenger Numbers on Prague – Slovakia Routes

Prague, 6 March 2008

Czech Airlines carried over 213,000 passengers on flights between Prague and Slovakia last year.  Their number increased by more than four percent year-on-year.  Czech Airlines presently offers flights to Bratislava, Košice, and Žilina.  This year, Czech Airlines will increase the frequency of service to Žilina to twice a day.

Czech Airlines operated over 3,200 flights between Prague and Slovakia, which was a year-on-year increase of just under ten percent.  The carriage of goods and post also increased by an above-average amount, as Czech Airlines aircraft carried 417 tonnes of cargo and 94 tonnes of post between Prague and Slovakia.  Overall, its carriage of goods and post increased by nearly 11.5 percent year on year.

With the summer flight schedule, i.e., commencing 30 March, Czech Airlines will offer regular flights between Prague and Bratislava four times a day, leaving Prague at 7:15, 11:35, 17:00, and 21:50.  The flight to Bratislava takes one hour.  Czech Airlines aircraft also fly from Prague to Košice four times a day, leaving Prague at 7:05, 11:40, 17:15, and 21:45.  Czech Airlines will newly offer two daily flights to Žilina, departing from Prague at 11:20 and 21:45. 

On most of its flights between Prague and Slovakia, Czech Airlines deploys ATR 42 or 72 aircraft, for 46 and 64 passengers, respectively.  In certain cases, the Airline deploys its Boeing 737-500 aircraft, for 108 passengers, or B737-400 for up to 162 passengers, on the most sought-after flights.  Starting with the summer season, selected flights will also be operated by the most modern jets in Czech Airlines’ fleet, the new Airbus A319s.

Overall, on all of its flights to 108 destinations in 43 countries, Czech Airlines aircraft carried 5.6 million passengers last year.  The Airline puts great emphasis on the punctuality of its operations.  Czech Airlines ranked first last year in the on-time departure record, among the 26 European airlines associated in the Association of European Airlines (AEA).

 

Daniela Hupáková
Communications Director
Czech Airlines Spokesperson