As a result of the continued socio-political Crimean crisis, Czech Airlines has decided to temporarily discontinue the sales of tickets for its regular service between Prague and Odessa as of today and not to launch operations of this seasonal destination in the up-coming summer timetable. Czech Airlines thus reacts to the booking tendencyon flights to Odessa that has reached its historical minimum due to the recent events in the area. Should the currently unstable situation in the Crimean region improve, Czech Airlines is ready to consider re-launchingof its flights to Odessa in the future.
Czech Airlines will provide passengers with purchased and unused tickets to Odessa full refund or the option to change their ticket for an OK-coded ticketon the Prague – Kyiv route.
18. 02. 2014 - Czech Airlines to offer a stable schedule during the 2014 summer season, with more connections to Asia and new services to the Mediterranean
Czech Airlines is to strengthen its regular connection to Seoul during the upcoming summer season and, thanks to the on-going co-operation with Korean Air, add 18 new destinations in Asia and the Pacific region to its schedule, e.g. Honolulu in Hawaii, Nadi in Fiji, Auckland, Phnompenh and others. The company’s offer in Europe will not lack behind. 25 new destinations in the Mediterranean will be added to its schedule, offered on a code-share basis with Travel Service, e.g. Cagliari, Ibiza, Malaga, Seville, Valencia, Kos, Rhodes, Larnaca and others. Upon completion of its restructuring process, Czech Airlines will offer a stable and reliable product, without the need for last-minute changes. Together with its partners, Czech Airlines will offer connections to 126 destinations in 50 countries. The summer timetable comes into effect on 30 March and terminates on 25 October 2014. You can find more details in the company’s press release at this link.
A small surprise will await all Business Class and Coach passengers travelling aboard Czech Airlines flights tomorrow, on St. Valentine’s Day. Every passenger will receive a flower-shaped box of Milka chocolates.
06. 02. 2014 - Time Restriction Terminated – Tickets may now be purchased via Czech Airlines’ website right before departure
If a traveller decides to start arranging their travels last minute and needs to depart on the same day or even immediately, it is usually a problem to get an airline ticket confirmation. Effective today, Czech Airlines lifts the original time restriction preventing airline tickets purchases via the company’s website within 24 hours from the planned departure (with some destinations even within days from the planned departure). It is now possible to purchase tickets last minute on: www.csa.cz, or www.czechairlines.com, up to three hours prior to departure. At that point, the sales portal for the given flight is closed. Sales may be terminated even earlier if there are no seats left on the given flight. Last minute sales are conditioned by online payment via credit or debit card with authorisation for internet transactions.
Starting from Friday, 31 January 2014, all EU airports change their security screening process of liquids, aerosols and gels transported in cabin baggage aboard aircraft.
In line with the introduced change, transported baby formula, liquid or gel baby food and medicine in excess of 100 ml will be checked via special scanners without exception. It will no longer be necessary to open and taste transported baby food upon security screening.
The same system will apply to transported liquids and cosmetics in excess of 100 ml, purchased at duty free stores at airports. In line with the change, any duty free goods purchased at airports outside the EU will now be checked via these special scanners too. Until now, such goods were repossessed from travellers transferring at airports inside the Schengen Area upon security screening.
Gels and beverages, e.g. popular gifts of exclusive wines and alcoholic beverages, must be sealed at the time of purchase with the receipt showing the code of the airport of purchase placed inside a security tamper-evident bag. These bags, containing beverages, aerosols, gels, etc., will then be checked via special scanners upon transfer at Václav Havel Airport Prague. The amended regulations will be appreciated especially by passengers transferring in Prague from flights outside the Schengen Area or European Union.