Articles Tagged ‘Czech Airlines’
Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports
Many Central European airports have benefited from increased short-haul services as a result of becoming EU members but what about long-haul services? Which routes are currently offered and which have disappeared in recent years?
Slovakia has lost its de facto national carrier SkyEurope, but how has traffic developed and who have filled the void? How many routes have been started in the last year and by whom?
SkyEurope may have gone but Slovakia still has a fast-growing local airline. How has its route network developed since it launched earlier this year, and what plans does it have for this winter?
Wizz Air now has two A320s based in the Czech capital. How are they scheduled and what competition does the airline face on its routes? Which new routes are yet to start?
This week sees the launch of over 30 new routes from the likes of AeroSvit, Air China, Air Europa, Air Italy, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, blu-express, BlueWings, China Southern, clickair, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta, easyJet, Flybe, Jazeera, JetStar, Kingfisher, Lufthansa, MIAT Mongolian, Pegasus, Pluna, Porter, Transavia and Zambezi Airlines. That pretty much covers all four corners of the globe!
Routes Europe host Prague gains 30 new services in a year; Wizz Air challenging SkyEurope to be leading LCC
Aviation in the Czech Republic is dominated by Prague airport and Czech Airlines but most of Europe’s biggest LCCs are present at the airport. Which new services have been gained (and lost) during the last year? How busy are the country’s airports at Brno and Ostrava?
This week we look at a west-east route involving five carriers though Air France and Czech Airlines are code-share partners. How does SmartWings compare with the likes of SkyEurope and Wizz Air?
Traffic at Prague airport has doubled in four years and CSA Czech Airlines has managed to maintain its dominant position with almost 70 non-stop routes, six of which are new for this summer. It has a monopoly on 31 routes but faces three competitors on flights to Copenhagen.
Even before the Czech Republic joined the EU in 2004 Prague airport was benefiting from low-cost airline activity from the UK. Its reputation for cheap alcohol meant UK traffic quadrupled in just a few years. Now the rest of Europe is catching up and SkyEurope has set up a major base to take on the likes of easyJet and Smartwings. And what is Click4sky?