Czech Airlines' inaugural flight to Bratislava in Slovakia was celebrated with a cake and a ribbon cutting by (left to right) Marcel Škarohlíd, ex-airline steward; Ivan Trhlík, CEO of Bratislava Airport; and Stanislav Zeman, the airline's Director of Sale.
Košice Airport celebrated with a cake and a ribbon cutting the inaugural flightof Czech Airlines' daily service to Bratislava. On hand to cut the celebratory cake's first slice and the launch ribbon were (left to right) Karl Dandler, Executive Director of Košice Airport; Renáta Lenártová, Vice-Mayor Košice; and Jozef Sinčák, Vice-President of Czech Airlines for Sales and Marketing.
- Czech Airlines entered the Slovakian market on 11 December with the launch of a new service from its Prague (PRG) hub to Bratislava (BTS) and a new Slovak domestic route linking Košice (KSC) with the capital of Slovakia. The SkyTeam member will be serving the two destinations six times weekly, utilising its 48-seat ATR 42s. Both services face no direct competition and will see a frequency increase to 10 weekly flights with the start of the summer season. Commenting on the launch of the services to Slovakia, Stanislav Zeman, the airline’s Director of Sale, said: “By introducing new flights in Slovakia, including a stable and highly frequented air-link between Košice and Bratislava, connecting to other flights to Prague, Czech Airlines hopes to contribute to improving connections between the regions and making them more attractive to domestic and foreign investors. The Prague – Bratislava route is the oldest in the history of Czech Airlines.” Czech Airlines is examined in more detail in this week’s airline profile.