24. 08. 2009 - Czech Airlines Newly Offers Tickets for its Charter Flights

Individual travel to the sea now possible with Czech Airlines’ charters

Prague, 24 August 2009

Individual travel to the sea is now possible on Czech Airlines’ charter flights. This week, Czech Airlines launched direct individual sales of tickets for selected charter flights. Clients can now choose from eight destinations in Greece and Spain, to which Czech Airlines does not operate scheduled flights. The number of destinations will gradually expand. Tickets for these flights, sold by Czech Airlines’ subsidiary, the travel agency HOLIDAYS Czech Airlines, can be booked and paid for directly on the following websites www.holidayscsa.com and www.czechairlines.com or in person at a branch of the travel agency.

The demand among our clients for the possibility of making direct purchases of only tickets for some of Czech Airlines’ charter flights keeps growing compared to last year. In the past, however, clients had to approach particular travel agencies that were able to offer them vacant seats on the airplane.  Czech Airlines has decided to accommodate passenger demand and make the process simpler, providing a part of the capacity on selected charter flights for direct sales,“ says Zdeněk Prejzek, Director of the Independent Charter Sales Unit at Czech Airlines, in explaining the principle of the new service, adding: “Passengers can thus order tickets to popular seaside destinations to which Czech Airlines does not operate scheduled flights, directly from HOLIDAYS Czech Airlines, without having to buy the entire package from a travel agency.

Passengers can now extend their summer and travel to the sea individually on Czech Airlines charter flights to Palma de Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Preveza by the Greek island of Lefkada, or to other popular Greek islands, such as Lesbos Kefalonia, Zakyntos, Rhodes, and Corfu. Most of these charter flights will be operated until the end of September, and some until the end of October. Czech Airlines plans to gradually expand the range of destinations and countries to which individual travel on its charter flights will be possible, as well as the number of flights. Czech Airlines is also considering selling tickets to popular exotic tourist destinations that Czech Airlines operates only in the winter season.

Tickets can be booked directly on the websites www.holidayscsa.com and www.czechairlines.com, where clients will find an updated flight schedule of these flights. Payment is possible by credit or debit cards that permit Internet transactions. Tickets can also be booked and paid for in person at the office of the HOLIDAYS Czech Airlines travel agency at V Celnici 5, Prague 1, on business days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Greece

Lefkada is an island in the Ionian Sea on the west coast of Greece. The island’s centre is the eponymous town of Lefkada, which is a mere 20-minute car ride from the Aktion Airport in Preveza. In Lefkada, you will find the popular surfing centre of Vasiliki and one of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, Porto Katsiki.

Kefalonia is the largest and most mountainous of the Ionian Islands, on the west coast of Greece. Kefalonia boasts a number of beautiful beaches (such as Myrtos Beach), carved into the mountainous coast. The island is an ideal vacation spot for the more active tourist, who likes to combine swimming, getting to know various beaches, and hiking in the mountains.

Zakynthos is the most popular Ionian island. The island’s distinctive feature is Kalamaki Beach, a part of the National Marine Park. The beach is the nesting place of an endangered species, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Also attractive is the bay with the wreck of a pirate ship, the Skinari cave system, and the so-called Blue Cave.

Rhodes is one of the southernmost Greek islands and the largest in the Dodecanese. It is in the Aegean Sea, a mere 18 kilometres from the coast of Turkey. The island has something to offer to tourists of all kinds: it boasts beautiful and clean beaches as well as archaeological and historical sights and also mountains. The proximity of the Turkish coast offers the option of one-day trips to Turkey.

Corfu, also known as Kerkira, is one of the northernmost Ionian Islands and the second largest of that group. It is also one of the greenest islands in Greece. It boasts plenty of sights and countless opportunities for swimming. Optional trips to the nearby Albania are popular, to the Sarande Coast, which is only 23 kilometres away.

Lesbos is the third largest island in Greece and the largest island in the Aegean. The island is relatively mountainous and green, although 40% of its area is taken up by olive groves. The production of olive oil and the traditional liqueur ouzo and tourism constitute the main sources of income of the island’s economy.



Spain

Mallorca is the largest island in Spain, and a part of the Balearic Islands. It has been an attractive tourist destination since the 1950s, especially for tourists from Germany and Great Britain. The north-western part of the island is mountainous, and the shores in this area abound in tall cliffs. The administrative centre, Palma de Mallorca, is at the same time a tourist centre with hotels, bars, discos, and, naturally, city breaches suitable primarily for younger tourists seeking entertainment. Peace and privacy can be found on the other side of the island, with traditional villages.



Hana Hejsková
Communications Director
Czech Airlines Press Spokesperson