Czech aims for European expansion

Czech Airlines’ winter flight schedule is about to come into force and in it, the airline will offer more flights to destinations in Europe, such as Madrid, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Moscow. A complete novelty will be the introduction of service between Prague and Bordeaux, with a stopover in Munich, which Czech Airlines will offer six times a week.  The winter flight schedule will apply from 28 October 2007 to 29 March 2008.  During its term, Czech Airlines will fly to 108 destinations in 43 countries.

New in the 2007/2008 winter season
The new route from Prague to Bordeaux, with a stopover in Munich, will be created by extending the existing route between Prague and Munich by the section between Munich and Bordeaux.  Czech Airlines will deploy its new greater-capacity Airbus aircraft on this route, which is used primarily by businessmen.  The Czech Airlines plane will leave Prague every day, except Saturdays, at 6:00 p.m.  It will land in Munich after a one-hour flight, and will carry on to Bordeaux at 7:40 p.m.  In Bordeaux, the Czech Airlines aircraft will land at 9:25 p.m., setting out to return to Prague the following day at 6:30 in the morning, with a touch-down in Munich at 8:15, and landing in Prague at 9:55 a.m.  Czech Airlines will begin operations on the new route on 2 March 2008.

Greater Frequency to the Most Demanded Destinations
Compared to its 2005/06 winter flight schedule, Czech Airlines will offer a greater frequency of the most in-demand flights, to destinations such as Madrid, Amsterdam, Brussels, and Moscow, between October 2007 and March 2008.  The fourth daily flight on the Brussels, Amsterdam, and Madrid routes, which Czech Airlines introduced this summer season, will remain in the winter flight schedule.  Compared to last winter, the capacity of these three routes will have seen the greatest increase, as they are among the most significant for Czech Airlines’ business.  Four flights a week will also be added on another highly demanded route, to Moscow.  Flights will also be added on the Bologna, Tallinn, and Skopje routes.  On the most in-demand routes, Czech Airlines will deploy its new Airbus A320 aircraft, with their greater seat capacity.

As the German market is among Czech Airlines’ most important markets, the Airline will increase the frequency with which it flies to Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, and Stuttgart in its winter flight schedule.  In the eastward direction, flights will be added to Cracow, Bucharest, and Sofia, as well as to more remote destinations, such as Samara, Yekaterinburg, Kiev, and St. Petersburg.  On the other hand, the Airline will cancel its flights to London Stansted, retaining its flights to London’s main airport, Heathrow.  This is in line with the Airline’s strategy of offering flights to the major airports.

In the winter season, Czech Airlines passengers will continue to be able to use the convenient Internet Check-in to most European destinations.  An innovation that will make travel more pleasant, especially for Business Class passengers, is accelerated passage through Prague Airport, the so-called Fast Track, which Czech Airlines prepared in association with Prague Airport.  An advantage is also Czech Airlines’ simpler fare structure, which will make it easier for passengers to choose the most advantageous type of ticket.  Czech Airlines also thinks about its youngest passengers: the new children’s programme, the Jetsters Club, will keep them entertained while on board. 


Charter Flights
On charter flights, Czech Airlines will continue to offer its traditional winter destinations, such as Varadero in Cuba, La Isla Margarita in Venezuela, and La Romana in the Dominican Republic.  Czech Airlines is the only airline in the Czech Republic to offer flights to these remote destinations without stopovers.  In Egypt, Czech Airlines will land in Hurghada, Sharm El Sheik, and Taba.