14. 08. 2008 - Czech Airlines Newly Handles Luxair at Prague Airport

Prague, 14 August 2008

Czech Airlines won the tender for the provision of handling services to Luxair in Prague over the next two years.  Luxair has offered its flights from Prague to Luxembourg since 1 August, six times weekly.  Czech Airlines provides Luxair with all standard handling services, such as passenger handling and aircraft ramp handling.

Czech Airlines provides handling services to 24 airlines with scheduled service at Prague Airport, accounting for 62 percent of the passengers handled, and 65 percent of the number of aircraft handled there. Czech Airlines’ handling clients include its alliance partners – the members of the SkyTeam Alliance (Air France, KLM, Delta Air Lines, Alitalia, Korean Air, Aeroflot), as well as other airlines, such as Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Swiss, Brussels Airlines, Malév, JAT, SAS, Finnair, DHL, and a number of other carriers with scheduled and non-scheduled service.  Czech Airlines’ handling clients also include the operators of smaller aircraft, and Czech Airlines also provided handling for special one-off flights, such as those of foreign government officials or the flights of large-capacity cargo aircraft.

Regular service on the Prague – Luxembourg route was launched on 1 August.  Luxair aircraft now fly from Luxembourg’s capital to Prague six times a week, except Saturdays.  The flight time between the two destinations is 1 hour and 15 minutes.  On business days, the flight leaves the Luxembourg metropolis at 7:10, arriving in Prague at 8:25, and then returning to Luxembourg at 9:10, and arriving at 10:25.  The Sunday flight takes off from Luxembourg at 18:45, landing at 20:00.  The regular Sunday departure from Prague to Luxembourg is at 20:55, with an arrival in Luxembourg at 22:10.

Luxembourg is the capital of Luxembourg – a country of banking, the insurance business, international institutions, and tourism.  The historical city, with a number of historical sights, extends along an outcrop of rock above the River Alzette.  The most famous sight is the 17th century Notre Dame Cathedral, in which rest the remains of John of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia.

 

Daniela Hupáková
Communications Director
Czech Airlines Press Spokesperson