23. 3. 2007 - CSA Plane to Depart for Year-Long Service in India on Saturday

Prague, March 23, 2007

A Czech Airlines (CSA) Airbus A310 aircraft will be taking off for a year's service in India this Saturday afternoon. The year-long lease for the aircraft and its flight crew was negotiated between CSA and Air India.

The Indian city of Bombay will become the temporary hub from which the aircraft will be servicing the cities of Bangkok, Hong Kong, New Delhi and Kuala Lumpur from Tuesday, March 27. Today, CSA technicians have spent the day in a hangar at Prague Airport, completing the final inspection of the aircraft and its temporary redress into Air India colours.

The lease has been signed for a 12-month period, during which time CSA will be providing the aircraft to Air India, along with a crew, consisting of two pilots and a senior member of the cabin crew. The lease also includes insurance and technical maintenance. Five 3-member crews and roughly 10 technical maintenance staff will be taking monthly turns being stationed in Bombay. Due to local language conditions, the Czech crews will be joined by a local cabin staff, who have completed the necessary familiarization with this specific type of aircraft, based on Czech regulatory requirements.

Daniela Hupáková
CSA Spokesperson