08. 10. 2007 - Czech Airlines to Open an Office in the New Czech House in Brussels

Prague, 8 October, 2007

Czech Airlines will soon open a sales office in the newly opened Czech House in Brussels. The airline will relocate both its administrative offices and its ticket sales to the prestigious address in downtown Brussels at the corner of Caroly and Troon Streets, which is located near the European Parliament and the Royal Palace.

After the relocation, Czech Airlines will have both its local offices and its ticketing counters in a building that houses all of the important Czech institutions, which are located in Brussels. These include the offices of the Permanent Representation of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Czech consulate, as well as the offices of many other organizations including CzechTourism, CzechTrade, the Czech Centre, etc. The new address will be especially convenient for passengers visiting EU offices. The ticket sales location has direct street access and it will offer customers a waiting area with three ticketing stations.

As part of its relocation to the new Czech House, the Czech Airlines offices and ticketing stations will both be completely redesigned. The interior design is based on the airlines official corporate colour scheme – white with red and grey details. The new modern look has an aviation theme – with the desks, for example, in a design reflecting the shape of an airplane's wing. Czech Airlines will be gradually upgrading all of its foreign sales offices in a similar style and theme.

Czech Airlines opened its first sales office in Brussels in 1937, the year the airline started providing regular air service between Prague and Belgium's capital. The Prague-Brussels connection, which marked its 70th anniversary this year, is one of the oldest routes in the airline's network. Over time, the demand for flights between Prague and Brussels has increased – first, as a result of the fact that Brussels became the seat of EU government and later, due to the Czech Republic's joining the EU.

Czech Airlines currently offers three daily roundtrip flights between Prague and Brussels. The third daily flight was added to the airline's schedule at the start of this year's summer season. Passengers can leave Prague at 7:00 a.m., 4:05 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. and return from Brussels at 9:10 a.m., 6:20 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Czech Airlines uses it newest Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 for the service. Both aircraft carry 162 passengers. The connection is primary used by business travellers.

 

Daniela Hupáková
Czech Airlines Spokesperson