18. 09. 2008 - Czech Airlines Offers Flights to New Exotic Destinations This Winter

Prague, 18 September 2008

This winter season, Czech Airlines will operate charter flights for tour operators to new exotic destinations.  A complete novelty is Cancún, Mexico, found in the exotic environment on the Eastern shore of the Yucatán Peninsula, and Bangkok in Thailand.  In the Dominican Republic, which is traditionally a popular exotic tourist destination, Czech Airlines will newly offer flights to the Punta Cana resort.

In the winter season, Czech Airlines aircraft will fly to the Caribbean basin, often carrying passengers directly, without a touch-down.  It will carry on with its the popular winter flights to Varadero, Cuba; the Venezuelan pearl island, La Isla Margarita; and El Salvador on the Pacific coast.  The season will get underway in November, when the Airline starts a series of flights to La Isla Margarita.  The season of flights to exotic destinations peaks after Christmas.

On long-haul flights, Czech Airlines deploys its Airbus A310 aircraft for 200 passengers, which can cover the distance to the Caribbean in roughly ten hours.  Selected flights will be operated by the long-haul aircraft, which has undergone a major adaptation of its interior and upgrade of its seating this summer.  Not only is the interior new, but also the external look, as the aircraft got a coat of paint in Czech Airlines’ new colours.

As has become a tradition, Czech Airlines aircraft will land in Egypt, at Hurgada, Sharm El Sheik, and Taba this winter, as well as in the Canary Islands, in Las Palmas and Tenerife.

In addition to services for Czech tour operators, Czech Airlines will also fly for foreign entities this winter, such as from Ireland to ski destinations in Italy, Bulgaria, and France, and to the Canary Islands.  During the Christmas season and at New Years, the Airline is planning to carry tourists from Italy and Greece, who come to celebrate these holidays in Bohemia every year.  From the United Kingdom, Czech Airlines will fly families with children before Christmas, to see Santa Claus in the Finnish towns of Kittila and Enontekio.

Charter Business Class
Again this winter season, passengers will be able to take advantage of our Comfort Class, which tour operators offer primarily on long-haul flights.  With travel in this charter “business class”, tour operators will be able to offer their clients more room on board and a broader range of services.  For example, the Czech Airlines departure lounges at the Prague, Brno, and Ostrava Airports will be available to these passengers.  Passengers in this business class can also take advantage of priority check-in, a greater baggage weight allowance without a surcharge, and individualised in-flight services, with richer catering and free alcoholic beverages.

Czech Airlines Charter Flights in H1 2008
Between January and the end of June of this year, more then 330,000 passengers travelled on Czech Airlines’ charter flights, which is 8.2 percent more than during the same period in 2007.  The number of flights operated increased by over 12 percent.  In the first six months of the year,

Czech Airlines aircraft flew to more than one hundred charter destinations all over the world.  The most frequent destinations in the Czech Airlines network are traditional summer destinations, such as Hurghada in Egypt, Heraklion in Crete, and Antalya, Turkey.  Czech Airlines provides its services to over 30 major Czech tour operators.

Daniela Hupáková
Communications Director
Czech Airlines Press Spokesperson