26. 10. 2012 - Czech Airlines on the Threshold of the Winter Season: Resuming Service to Berlin and Stuttgart, and Adding Flights to Brussels, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Milan, Tel Aviv, and Ufa

Prague, 26 October 2012

As Czech Airlines announced at the beginning of August, it will increase the number of flights to Brussels, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Milan, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Tel Aviv, Ufa, and Warsaw, as of the 2012/2013 winter season. The airline has also resumed regular air service from Prague to Berlin and Stuttgart. New to Czech Airlines’ flight schedule are additional long-haul destinations - Brisbane and Singapore, operated jointly with Etihad Airways. As of the upcoming winter season, Czech Airlines is introducing an improved concept of refreshments in Business Class on European flights, as well as the option of paying for a ticket by cashless bank transfer in 13 markets. The winter flight schedule will apply from 28 October 2012 to 30 March 2013, and Czech Airlines will offer flights to 78 destinations in 44 countries.

In the 2012/2013 winter season, Czech Airlines will double the number of daily flights it operates to Düsseldorf from two to four. One new daily flight will also be added on its service to Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, and Milan. Czech Airlines will therefore fly to the Belgian metropolis four times daily, and to Hungary’s capital five times, while to Copenhagen and Milan, it will operate three flights a day. Czech Airline will also offer a greater number of flights in comparison to the presently ending summer season to Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don and Ufa. Czech Airlines will operate the greatest number of weekly return flights from Prague to Moscow (32), to Budapest (31), and to Warsaw (25).

At the end of the summer season, Czech Airlines picked up Job Air’s scheduled flights from Prague to Berlin and Stuttgart. In the winter season, it will offer two daily flights to each of the two destinations. “Given the airline’s enhanced flight offering, primarily on short-haul routes, Czech Airlines has added two ATR72-500 aircraft to its turbo-propeller fleet, offering greater seating capacity. The third ATR72, designated OK-GFS, will arrive at the end of November. The fourth reinforcement of the Czech Airlines fleet is an Air Corsica ATR72, which will serve the airline until 15 June 2013,” said Jiří Marek, Member of the Management Board and Vice President of Czech Airlines for Sales and Marketing.

In connection with the reintroduction of Berlin and Stuttgart to the flight schedule and the increased number of flights to Düsseldorf and Warsaw, Czech Airlines is offering mile bonuses. Passengers will have an extra 1,500 or 3,000 miles (based on the fare) added to their account in the OK Plus frequent flyer programme for every flight with Czech Airlines to or from Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, and Warsaw before 31 December 2012.

New long-haul destinations will appear in the Czech Airlines flight schedule for the upcoming winter season: Brisbane and Singapore, operated jointly with Etihad Airways. In both cases, the flight schedules of the two airlines are harmonised so that when transferring at Abu Dhabi, passengers can transfer comfortably, without an undue wait of several hours. In the winter season, yet more long-haul destinations should be added to the Czech Airlines flight schedule.

Czech Airlines is improving its service in Business Class in the upcoming winter season on flights to Western, Southern, and Northern Europe operated by jet aircraft. Passengers will now have a choice of a cold or hot snack, which has worked well as one of the courses served on the airline’s flights to Abu Dhabi. The recipes for hot snacks were created by Marek Fichtner, the Chef at Kempinski Hotel in Prague, who is also again the author of the brand new menu on the Czech Airlines Abu Dhabi service.

An innovation that Czech Airlines is introducing on the markets in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and others, is the option of paying for a ticket by cashless bank transfer. This applies to tickets booked via the Czech Airlines website, and the payment is always made to a local account in the given country. The new payment method is advantageous for both parties, as the passenger only pays fees for a local payment according to the type of their account. In the Czech Republic, Czech Airlines has offered this payment method for several years. The airline plans to gradually introduce the service on all European markets on which Czech Airlines operates.


Hana Hejsková
Communications Director
Czech Airlines Press Spokesperson