29 November 2016 - New Czech Airlines' Services to Aaarhus, Iceland, Lisbon and Verona in Summer 2017
In the 2017 summer season, Czech Airlines will launch operations of four regular scheduled routes to:
Aarhus (4x weekly by ATR72 / departures from Prague and Aarhus on Mon, Thu, Fri, Sun),
Lisbon (4x weekly by Airbus A319 / departures from Prague and Lisbon on Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun),
Reykjavik-Keflavik (2x weekly by Airbus A319 / departures from Prague on Mon + Thu, from Keflavik on Tue + Fri) and
Verona (4x weekly by ATR 72 / departures from Prague and Verona on Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat).
In addition, Czech Airlines will also renew operations of its regular seasonal routes to Bilbao (2x weekly), Porto (3x weekly), Riyadh (2x weekly), Skopje (3x weekly), as well as to Beirut, Malta and Pisa. On the Beirut and Malta routes, the operational season will be extended and the number of flights to Beirut increased to 5 weekly connections, while Malta will be serviced up to 3 times a week. The Pisa route will be operated by Czech Airlines all summer season with an increased number of frequencies to four weekly.
Czech Airlines will also add flights during the up-coming summer season on its routes to Birmingham (+2, to be serviced daily), Gothenburg (+3, up to twice daily, once by ATR aircraft directly, once via Hamburg by Airbus A319), Madrid (+1, to be serviced daily), Nice (+1, up to a daily service), Odessa (+1, 4 times weekly total), St Petersburg (+1, to be serviced daily), Rome (twice daily on a code-share basis with Alitalia, our partner airline), Stockholm (+2, to be serviced daily) and Zagreb (+3, up to a daily connection).
Ticket sales for the new and renewed Czech Airlines services will be launched on 1 December 2016 via all distribution and sales channels.
Flight safety is our utmost priority. Therefore, effective immediately, Czech Airlines has decided to restrict and ban the transport of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 telephones on all its flights. We ask passengers not to transport these telephones in checked baggage, carry-on baggage or on their person.
Together with the launch of a new, more user-friendly, version of the online check-in service with enhanced graphic comprehensibility, we have extended the option of ordering selected complementary services. You can now purchase the selected services last-minute while checking-in on our website or at the self-check-in kiosks at Václav Havel Airport Prague. Effective the beginning of June 2016, you can thus comfortably reserve your preferred seat or pay for excess baggage anytime from 36 hours to 1 hour prior to departure.
A new Gourmet Menu offer has been added to the list of meal options offered in Economy Class. Besides the Business Menu, which is a menu identical to that served in Business Class on the flight, passengers can now select from two cold menus, two hot menus and one vegetarian menu as part of the Gourmet Menu service. The offer includes, for example, beef bourguignon with potato-celery purée and a chicken steak in a Parmesan crust au gratin with a herb sauce and grilled aubergine.
Alongside the hot or cold meal, the Gourmet Menu also features, for example, a salad, a selection of cheeses, herb-marinated mozzarella cheese with tomatoes or cheese-stuffed mini bell peppers with olives, a fresh pastry, butter and three drinks of your choice: one soft drink (water, Coke, juice), one hot beverage (coffee, tea) and one alcoholic drink (Moravian wine, Pilsner beer).
Prices of the new menus do not vary from the established Business Menu offer, i.e. cold Gourmet Menus cost EUR 8, hot menus are available for EUR 12 and vegetarian menus for EUR 10 or the local currency equivalent.
The Gourmet Menu service can be purchased together with the ticket or at a later date using the My Bookings application. The Gourmet Menu is offered on Czech Airlines jet-aircraft-operated flights only. It is not available on ATR-aircraft-operated flights. Learn more about the Gourmet Menu offer here.
Earlier today, Czech Airlines and airberlin launched their code-share-based co-operation. Both carriers will thus be able to add new routes and destinations to their schedules. Czech Airlines clients will enjoy direct flights between Prague and Berlin or a daily connection to Keflavik in Iceland under OK code, while airberlin customers will profit from a better connectivity between Germany and the Czech Republic or Slovakia.
Czech Airlines will add to its schedule a daily connection between Prague and Berlin operated by airberlin. The carrier will also have its OK code on all flights to Keflavik in Iceland, operated by airberlin from Berlin, Düsseldorf and Hamburg, connecting to the Czech Airlines arrivals from Prague. Czech tourists will thus be able to enjoy a daily connection to Keflavik during the main summer season, without lengthy wait for a connecting flight.
airberlin will place its AB code on five routes operated by Czech Airlines – specifically between Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg and Prague as well as from Prague to Ostrava and Košice. airberlin will thus be able to offer its clients up to two nonstop daily connections from Düsseldorf and Frankfurt to Prague and a daily connection between Hamburg and Prague.
Tickets are bookable as of today through airberlin.com or czechairlines.com, travel agencies and via the service centres of both airlines.
Czech Airlines is extending its transport network and, on 21 June 2016, is relaunching its regular service between Beirut and Prague. The route will be operated as seasonal with Czech Airlines servicing two weekly frequencies. The Prague – Beirut route ticket sales have already been launched via all distribution channels. One-way tickets start at EUR 147, while return tickets can be purchased from EUR 291, including all charges.
Czech Airlines is relaunching the Prague – Beirut route after more than a four-year-break. The carrier will operate two return flights a week on the route, departing Prague on Mondays and Thursdays in the evening. In the reverse direction, flights will leave Beirut on Tuesdays and Fridays in the early morning hours.
Departures from Prague are scheduled for 9:45 p.m. and arrive in Beirut at 2:15 a.m. the next day, while return flights from Beirut will take-off at 3:10 a.m. with arrivals in Prague at 6:05 a.m. The Prague – Beirut flight takes three and a half hours, while the return Beirut – Prague service lasts nearly four hours.
Czech Airlines will use modern Airbus A319 jet aircraft in a two-travel-class configuration, Business and Economy, to operate the Prague – Beirut flights. For now, the route connecting the Czech and Lebanese capitals will be operated as seasonal with the last Prague – Beirut flight of this season provided on 29 September 2016.
Historically, the first flight to Beirut was operated by Czech Airlines (as Czechoslovak Airlines) on 2 September 1948. The route was serviced without interruption until 13 February 2012, when its operations were temporarily discontinued due to the company’s restructuring process. After more than four years, Czech Airlines has now renewed the route service under the same flight numbers, OK 296 and OK 297, and with the same departure times.
1 April 2016 - Czech Airlines to Launch Historic First Direct Air Connection between Riyadh and Prague
Czech Airlines will launch operations of its new seasonal service between Riyadh and Prague, on 5 July 2015, offering two return frequencies a week. New flights will leave Prague on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., arriving in Riyadh at 1:55 a.m. local time the next day. Return flights will leave Riyadh at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays and arrive in Prague at 8:35 a.m. The route will be serviced with Airbus A319 and the flight between Riyadh and Prague will take six hours. Ticket sales for the new Prague – Riyadh – Prague route within the entire distribution network will start on Monday, 4 April 2016.
1 April 2016 - Czech Airlines to Launch 11 New Destinations This Summer, Including Birmingham, Pisa, Zagreb or Odessa
This summer season, Czech Airlines will launch regular scheduled operations on routes to Malta, Birmingham, Helsinki, Pisa, Zagreb, Skopje, Odessa, Kaliningrad, Kazan and Ufa. A seasonal service connecting Riyadh and Prague, which will be operated by Czech Airlines from the beginning of July to the end of September, is a new addition to the timetable. Czech Airlines will also re-launch its seasonal flights to Bilbao, Porto, Liverpool, Linköping and Växjö, which were launched last summer. Other new destinations, such as Ajaccio, Alghero, Kefolinia, Rovaniemi, Oulu, Turku, Vaasa, Bergen and Trondheim will be added to the timetable thanks to co-operation with Travel Service, Finnair and SAS Scandinavian Airlines. This summer season, Czech Airlines will operate regular scheduled flights to 47 destinations in 23 countries and, in co-operation with its partners, to more than 130 destinations in 44 countries.
This summer season, Czech Airlines will slightly increase its operation year-on-year. The carrier will launch and relaunch 11 destinations in West and East Europe and in the Near East. For this reason, the carrier’s fleet will be enhanced by two aircraft. For the main summer season, i.e. from May 2016, the company will wet-lease a Boeing 737-400 OM-GTB for six months, and from the end of April, it will expand the fleet by a fourth in-line ATR 72-500 aircraft with the OK-MFT registration mark.
Czech Airlines plans to offer a year-round service to Birmingham, Helsinki, Zagreb, Skopje, Kaliningrad, Kazan and Ufa. The carrier will handle the first flights to the new destinations in the second half of April, with the exception of Helsinki, where operations were launched on 3 march 2016. During May and June, Czech Airlines will add frequencies on selected routes based on demand trends. Czech Airlines will provide 5 return flights a week to Birmingham, 4 to Zagreb, 3 to Skopje and 2 weekly frequencies to Kaliningrad, Kazan and Ufa. Moreover, this summer, Czech Airlines will launch new seasonal routes to Malta, Pisa in Italy and Odessa in Ukraine. Services to these destinations will be offered during the main summer season, i.e. to Malta from 11 June with two frequencies a week, to Pisa from 3 May with up to three weekly connections and to Odessa from 27 April, also three times a week.
Of last year’s new destinations which proved successful, Czech Airlines will operate regular summer connections to Bilbao, Porto, Liverpool, Linköping and Växjö in Sweden and year-round services to Venice, Billund and Bologna. Compared to last summer, the company has prepared a boost for our connections to Italy. Czech Airlines will fly daily to Venice and Bologna – the new timetable additions of last year, and the company will also add frequencies on its routes to Milan and Rome. Czech Airlines will also enhance its service to Kyiv, adding a direct Prague – Kyiv connection to the company's schedule and keeping the Košice – Kyiv connection which was launched last May and has successfully established its position in the market.
Czech Airlines will add more than 10 new destinations to its new summer schedule thanks to its co-operation with partner airlines. Czech Airlines will thus offer within its entire distribution network, including its own website, connections to Rovaniemi, Oulu, Turku and Vaasa in Finland as well as Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger in Norway. Seven destinations in Japan will again be included in Czech Airlines’ schedule. Czech Airlines will also expand co-operation with its traditional partner, Travel Service, on the Ajaccio, Alghero and Kefalonia routes.
The summer timetable is in effect until 29 October 2016.
29 March 2016 - Czech Airlines and Airbus Sign New Purchase Agreement for Seven Airbus A320neo Aircraft
This afternoon, Czech Airlines and AIRBUS S.A.S. signed a new agreement based on which Czech Airlines will acquire seven new Airbus A320neo aircraft from the manufacturer. The aircraft will be added to the Czech Airlines’ fleet around 2021.
In stages, the new Airbus A320neo aircraft will replace seven Airbus A319s currently used upon expiry of their operating lease. The purchase of new Airbus A320neo aircraft will contribute significantly to the fundamental modernisation of Czech Airlines’ fleet. With the new neo type aircraft, CSA will get the most modern and efficient, generation of Airbus aircraft. The new agreement with Airbus, signed today, replaces the original one in all articles and at the same time settles all original commitments of Czech Airlines to Airbus.
Sberbank and Czech Airlines, the national airline of the Czech Republic, have launched cooperation in the framework of internet acquiring. As a result, Sberbank became a partner of the official website of Czech Airlines providing the acceptance of Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, and Maestro cards to make payments on the Russian version of the partner’s website. Payment security is provided in compliance with the requirements of the PCI DSS International Standard applied to card payments and card holders’ data.
“Czech Airlines is the first foreign airline company Sberbank has entered into an internet acquiring contract with, and we hope for further development of the relationship with our Czech colleagues,” said Svetlana Kirsanova, Managing Director and Head of Acquiring at Sberbank. “We are certain the cooperation with Sberbank will have a positive impact on business development of the airline company and meet client needs across Russia.”
“As the largest bank in Russia and one of the three largest banks in Europe, Sberbank is a reliable partner with priceless experience in the Russian market. Sberbank’s selection as the provider of internet acquiring services for Czech Airlines was a natural and logical step, which will provide our clients in Russia with a number of benefits, including the ability to use a well-known and stable Russian bank when making payments; guarantees of complete payment transactions provided by a reliable Russian financial institution; ability to perform transactions in rubles regardless of foreign exchange rate volatility until payment process is complete and funds have left the client’s account,” Ján Tóth, Czech Airlines Director of Commerce and Marketing, said.
Is it your intention to travel with overweight baggage or baggage in excess of the available amount? If you purchase these services 36 or more hours prior to the scheduled departure, you will enjoy 25% better rates than at a later time, e.g. on the departure day or at check-in desk. The new rule regarding overweight baggage and baggage in excess of the available amount is applied to all packages, i.e. Value, Standard, Flexi and Business. Better rates are provided on advanced ticket purchases as mentioned above via all sales channels, i.e. “My Bookings” application, Czech Airlines’ website or mobile applications, Czech Airlines Contact Centre, Czech Airlines selling points and travel agencies effective 1 February 2016. Learn more at the following link.
We have extended the period during which you can check-in for all Czech Airlines flights operated under the OK code electronically via our website or using our mobile applications. Effective 1 February 2016, online check-in will be available up to 36 hours prior to the scheduled departure time. The option of checking-in online and using Czech Airlines mobile applications to check-in terminates 1 hour prior to the scheduled departure time of the flight.