22. 02. 2008 - This Year’s First Airbus A319 Landed in Prague Last Night
Prague, 22 February 2008
Czech Airlines has taken delivery of its first Airbus of the year. The brand new Airbus A319 aircraft, with the matriculation OK-NEM, arrived from the Hamburg Airbus plant yesterday, landing at Prague Airport at 9:30 p.m. Upon arrival, the new aircraft headed for the hangar in which it has to undergo a standard check, prior to its introduction into operation. Passengers will first encounter it on the morning flight from Prague to Barcelona on Monday 25 February.
In all, Czech Airlines will purchase four new aircraft of this type this year. The second one will arrive in March, the third in April, and the last in September. Czech Airlines deploys its most modern aircraft on its priority routes. Hence, aside from the Barcelona route, passengers will be able to encounter the new aircraft on the routes from Prague to Brussels, Madrid, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, and Milan, as well as Odessa, Sofia, Riga, and Samara. The aircraft will also fly to the new destinations that Czech Airlines will introduce in 2008, such as Tbilisi, Rostov-on-Don, and Damascus.
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Over the weekend, in addition to undergoing the technical inspection, the new airplane will be equipped with standard accessories, such as Czech Airlines emergency devices or labels in Czech. Like the other new aircraft, the new plane will be supplied with an arrangement for two classes - Business and Economy, and will have a total capacity of 135 seats. It will offer passengers more comfortable travel in a roomier and wider cabin with larger overhead storage compartments. On board, a modern in-flight entertainment system is available, which will make it possible to provide current information about the flight on a top-level audiovisual system, using LCD screens placed throughout the cabin over passengers’ heads. The new generation aircraft are more economical and environmentally friendlier to run than the classic generation aircraft.
Czech Airlines Spokesperson