Czech Airlines’ new winter flight schedule comes into force at the end of October. The company is increasing the frequency of flights, especially to destinations in Eastern Europe. After years of significant expansion, _SA will focus primarily on stabilising the capacity offered, and on increasing the number of flights to promising destinations. The winter flight schedule will apply from 29 October 2006 to 24 March 2007.
Compared to the 2005/06 winter flight schedule, Czech Airlines will offer, from October 2006 to March 2007, additional flights to Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Odessa, Tallinn, Vilnius, Sofia, Sarajevo, Ljubljana, Zagreb, and Bucharest. Czech Airlines will fly to Moscow - Sheremetyevo Airport twice daily. New morning flights will be added on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Four flights per week will be added to Zagreb, three to Ljubljana, and one to Bucharest, Sofia, and Tallinn.
Also the other routes which are in high demand will be enhanced in addition to Eastern Europe. Four flights a week will be added to Athens, two to Stockholm and Istanbul, and five to Bologna. Increased flight frequency can also be expected on the Oslo, Hamburg, Munich, and Milan routes. The fleet will operate new Airbus 320 aircraft, with greater seat capacity, on its flights to Madrid, Helsinki, and London - Heathrow.
In terms of long-haul flights, the number of flights to New York, JFK Airport, will be the same as in the 2005/2006 winter schedule. Service to the US is offered daily. Czech Airlines will also fly to its Canadian destinations, Toronto and Montreal, with the same frequency as last winter - three weekly flights.
In terms of charter flights, Czech Airlines will offer its traditional winter destinations, such as Varadero, Cuba; La Isla Margarita, Venezuela; and La Romana, in the Dominican Republic. In Egypt, charter flights will land in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheik, and Taba.
With its winter time-table, Czech Airlines will discontinue its service to Luxembourg and, from 8 January, also to Edinburgh and Cork. By cancelling certain less effective routes, Czech Airlines will free up flight capacity to be used to add flights to destinations where increased demand has been noted.
This winter season, Czech Airlines will fly to 72 destinations in 43 countries and is planning over 14,000 flights, from 29 October 2006 to 24 March 2007.