12. 12. 2008 - Prestigious US Magazine Names Czech Airlines as the Best Airline in Central and Eastern Europe

Prague, 12 December 2008

Czech Airlines has earned the award as the “Best Airline in Central and Eastern Europe”, from the prestigious American magazine Business Traveler.  The gala and the award ceremony took place on 11 December 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  The magazine annually announces its awards on the basis of a reader survey.  Czech Airlines has earned this title for the second year in a row.

The respondents to the survey evaluated such factors as the in-flight service and the airlines’ offer of target destinations.  The earning of the award is due to the many innovations by which Czech Airlines strives to make its passenger’s flying experience more pleasant.  In addition to an improvement of in-flight services, including new menus on board, Czech Airlines significantly expanded the Internet Check-in option last year, and with the summer season it introduced complimentary baggage wrapping in safety foil, for all its passengers flying from its home airport in Prague.  A recent innovation in the last few months is complimentary taxi carriage, to or from Prague Airport, for Business Premium passengers.

Czech Airlines very much values the positive evaluation it received from the readers of this prestigious travel magazine.  The repeated earning of the award shows that the Airline is managing to maintain the high standard of its services, even in the present time of a crisis in aviation,” said Czech Airlines’ President, Radomír Lašák.

The Business Traveler magazine is a top periodical concerned with business travel.  It is published ten times a year with a circulation of 150,000 copies and is designed for the North American market.

This year, Czech Airlines has already won several awards.  For the fifth time in a row, it was declared The Best Airline in Central and Eastern Europe, which is a prize awarded by the international aviation organisation Official Airline Guide, on the basis of the votes of frequent business travellers.  Another award that Czech Airlines has won this year is the title The Best Airline in Central Europe, in the World Airline Award competition.  At the beginning of the year, Czech Airlines also won, for the eight time, the title The Best Airline, in the TTG Travel Awards 2007, of the industry magazine TTG Czech.


Daniela Hupáková
Communications Director
Czech Airlines Press Spokesperson