Ostrava Airport launches PSO to gain connectivity via Munich and Vienna

Ostrava Airport has launched a PSO tender for services to Munich and Vienna. The Czech airport has six million potential customers within a 90-minute catchment area, and is situated in an economic and technology hub with over 250 foreign companies based in the region.

Moravian-Silesian region as a sole owner of Ostrava Airport has launched a Public Service Obligation (PSO) for the routes Ostrava-Munich and Ostrava-Vienna. This is a unique opportunity for airlines to enter an untapped market with 6 million potential passengers in three countries within a 90-minute drive and with covered costs of operation. The tender is open for any airline with connectivity (interline/code-share) beyond Munich and Vienna to at least 10 destinations in 4 countries, and possesses an aircraft with at least 40 seats. The region requests at least 11 weekly frequencies per each destination and the maximum amount of compensation is from 6.6 million euros up to 7.8 million euros annually for 4 years depending on the number of frequencies. The PSO is open for bidding until the end of September 2019.

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Ostrava Airport is ready to demonstrate the business case, market size and detailed information about the PSO to any interested airline. To find contact details please see here

The market is here: tourists, inhabitants of the region and especially business clientele are in need of air service to Germany and to the world through Vienna. The Moravian-Silesian region is willing to support these air routes with substantial support through public service obligation which creates a unique business opportunity to the airlines.

The Moravian-Silesian region is the second most populated region in the Czech Republic after Prague. Proud of its industrial heritage, rich in historical cities and castles and beautiful nature in the Beskydy and Jeseniky mountains, the Moravian-Silesian region is being explored by more than 3 million tourists annually. Cultural and sporting events such as 3-day musical festival Colors of Ostrava, annual athletic meeting Golden Spike or annual air-show Nato Days attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

The region is transforming from its industrial coal mining heritage into a home for IT hubs, shared services centres, automotive factories and logistics centres. There are 250+ foreign companies in the region operating in a variety of these sectors. The Moravian-Silesian region is well connected to Central-Eastern Europe by highways and railways, now it is time to improve its air connection to the world.

City of Ostrava is a modern hub for business services, with many major global companies choosing the city as the ideal location for their international centres providing the highest levels of IT, Finance, Telecommunications and Customer Care services in over 30 different languages to their global clients. Ostrava is known for its strong industrial past and nowadays the City has blossomed into a major business services location with excellent infrastructure, proximity to beautiful natural countryside and a lively cultural life that attracts young talent and professionals from the Czech Republic and Internationally.

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