Czech Airlines Bucking Russian Trend
- New Europe Investor
- October 21, 2015
Whilst most airlines are scaling back on their Russian operations, Czech Airlines are going against the flow by announcing more routes to the country.
According to Russia’s Interfax news agency, the national carrier of the Czech Republic will add routes from Prague to four new Russian cities.
The routes include flights to; St Petersburg, Yetaterinburg, Rostov-on-Don and Samara.
The director of the airline, Yan Tot said that the routes have been added due to increasing demand and will begin service at the end of the year. However, he did admit that there was a sharp fall in passenger numbers from Russia last year, and the airline has cut prices for Russians as a result.
The additional flights to Russia have been brought in conjunction with new routes to; Billund, Bologna, Venice, Nice, Almaty and long haul routes to Beijing and Seoul.
The airline has also said it will be relaunching routes to Helsinki and Yerevan, and increase the frequency of routes to neighbouring Slovakian cities of Bratislava and Kosice .