11. 04. 2008 - Czech Airlines Awarded its Best Business Partners

Prague, 11 April 2008

Czech Airlines bestowed the Sirius prizes on its major business partners.  At a ceremony held last night at the Prague Congress Centre, prizes were accepted by the representatives of the largest ticket vendors from amongst IATA* agencies, non-IATA travel agencies and tour operators, and the charter and cargo business partners of Czech Airlines.  Travel agencies and tour operators are indispensable for Czech Airlines, in terms of ticket sales.  Presently, they account approximately 67 percent of the overall ticket sales in the Czech Republic.

Among IATA agencies, Asiana ranked first in 2007, in terms of the number of tickets sold on the Czech market.  The tour operator Vizit Europe came first in ticket sales among non-IATA travel agencies and tour operators.  In charter carriage, Czech Airlines rated the Exim Tours tour operator as the best.  The prize for the best cargo carrier went to DHL Logistics.  Student Agency & Orbix was acknowledged as the most improved IATA agency.

All companies that received the Sirius prize in the first four categories regularly rank in the top ranks of Czech Airlines’ best ticket vendors.  That stands as testimony to the extended and successful business cooperation of our companies, which we value very greatly,” said Czech Airlines’ Vice President for Sales, Petr Řehák.

Overview of the winners in individual categories: