09. 04. 2008 - Czech Airlines Extends Internet Check-in to More Destinations

Prague, 9 April 2008

From April, Czech Airlines is expanding its Internet Check-in options to other European destinations.  Czech Airlines passengers can newly check in from the comfort of their home or office for flights to Stockholm, Dublin, and a new destination in the Czech Airlines network – Strasbourg.  Up till now, Czech Airlines has offered this modern and time-saving way of checking in on flights from Prague and another 27 European cities in the Czech Airlines network.

Passengers make abundant use of the Internet Check-in service that Czech Airlines introduced last June and expanded to the majority of its European destinations in September.  Presently, five percent of the passengers on routes offering this option prefer Internet Check-in to checking in, in person, at the airport.  “Interest in this service keeps increasing among passengers.  Czech Airlines’ goal is that, within two years, 25% of passengers will check in via the Internet,” said the airline’s Executive Director for Marketing and Segment Management, Jan Kaše.

With the Internet Check-in service, passengers can choose their seat on the aircraft and print their boarding pass, from the comfort of their home or office.  When they arrive at the airport, they no longer need to go to a check-in counter, but can proceed directly to the passport and security checks.  This allows them to arrive at the airport with less time before their flight.  Passengers can check in on the Internet in three easy steps, no earlier than 24 hours, and no later than 35 minutes, ahead of their scheduled departure.

Czech Airlines Internet Check-in is also available to passengers travelling with checked bags.  Upon arriving at the airport, they deposit them at a special “Baggage Drop-Off” counter and then continue straight to the passport and security check.

The service is offered to all Czech Airlines passengers flying on an electronic ticket.  Presently, these account for approximately 84 percent of all Czech Airlines ticket sales.  The service is now available for all departures from Prague, Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hanover, Hamburg, Košice, London Heathrow, Manchester, Marseille, Munich, Paris, Riga, Rome, Sofia, Stuttgart, Venice, Warsaw, Zagreb, and newly also from Stockholm, Dublin, and Strasbourg.  In the future, the extension of Internet Check-in is also planned for Tel-Aviv, Beirut, and Larnaca.

Daniela Hupáková
Communications Director
Czech Airlines Press Spokesperson