CSA Czech Airlines torna sul lungo raggio con un A330


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04. 12. 2012 - Czech Airlines Resumes Long-Haul Flights With New Service to Seoul
Prague, 4 December 2012

After a three-year hiatus, Czech Airlines is again including its own long-haul flights in its flight schedule. A wide-body Airbus A330 will join the airline’s fleet, enabling Czech Airlines to launch new scheduled service to Seoul, South Korea, and to initiate more intensive code-share cooperation with Korean Air in operating long-haul flights from Prague via Seoul to the East Asia, based on the model of cooperation being successfully employed with Etihad Airways. The new agreement will also ensure better connections to Czech Airlines flights from Prague to Europe for Korean Air’s clients. In addition to Seoul, Czech Airlines will introduce new service to Perm, Nice, Munich, Zurich and Florence in the 2013 summer season.

“We have been analysing Eastern markets since the beginning of our restructuring, looking for ways to develop in that direction. Developments confirm our belief that the future of the aviation business lies in connections to Asia. A year ago, Czech Airlines opened new service to Abu Dhabi, and agreed with Etihad Airways on the joint operation of long-haul service from Prague via Abu Dhabi to Southeast Asia and Africa, and in the other direction, to the Czech Airlines network,” says Czech Airlines’ President Philippe Moreels in reviewing the situation, adding: “The success of this project has inspired us to expand existing code-share cooperation with our long-time partner Korean Air, and to create a similar model, in this case, linking destinations in the East Asia and the Pacific to Prague and Europe.”

Airbus A330 in the Czech Airlines Fleet
Next June, a long-haul Airbus A330 hired on the basis of operative leasing will join the Czech Airlines fleet. Among other flights, the aircraft will be deployed on Czech Airlines’ new scheduled long-haul service to Seoul. The flights will leave Prague every Saturday and Sunday, and Seoul every Sunday and Tuesday, supplementing the four weekly Korean Air flights. The two airlines will share codes on the route. “Thanks to the mutual harmonisation of departure and arrival times, passengers travelling from Prague will have perfect connections to Korean Air flights from Seoul to Japan, China and the Pacific. At the same time, Prague will become more accessible and therefore closer for millions of passengers from East Asia and Pacific, and may become not only an important transfer point, but also a gateway to Europe on their trips beyond Prague,” adds Jiří Marek, Czech Airlines’ Vice President for Sale and Marketing. In addition to Seoul, Czech Airlines plans to deploy the Airbus A330 on the most sought-after flights to existing destinations. For example, the airline is considering using the Airbus A330 on certain flights to/from the Commonwealth of Independent States.

New Destinations and More Flights to Western Europe
Seoul is not the only new destination in the Czech Airlines flight schedule in the 2013 summer season. The airline will open regular service to Perm in Russia, as well as Nice, Munich, Zurich and Florence. To certain destinations, it is introducing a noon flight wave, and increasing the number of flights compared to the 2012 summer season. These destinations include Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Milan, Stockholm and Warsaw. In making a year-on-year comparison, the airline will also offer more weekly flights to Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don and Ufa. Czech Airlines will newly add Brisbane, Singapore and Nairobi to its flight schedule, which will be operated in cooperation with Etihad Airways. Another innovation in the summer flight schedule is a change in the model of operation to Baltic destinations. Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn will remain in Czech Airlines’ offer, and will be operated by airBaltic on a code-share basis.

Now a Fleet of Just Two Makes
In the 2013 summer season, only Airbus (A330, A320, A319) and ATR (ATR72 and ATR42) aircraft will be deployed on Czech Airlines flights. The airline will have thereby complied with one of its last restructuring tasks – the transition to a fleet of just two aircraft makes. Boeing 737-500 aircraft will be retired from the fleet by the end of the current winter season. “This step can be considered the symbolic completion of the restructuring – a three-year period of cuts. But the airline must be prepared for cuts in the future, too. With the 2013 summer season, at the end of which the airline will celebrate its 90th anniversary, a phase of careful development begins for Czech Airlines,” concludes Philippe Moreels.



Daniel Šabík
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In pratica OK sta diventando una sorta di OS all'interno di SkyTeam. Personalmente l'ho provata un 3 o 4 volte quest'anno e sono rimasto sempre piacevolmente sorpreso, sia in Y che, soprattutto, in J. Vino a parte, sull'europeo/area CSI offrono un servizio spettacolare e la poltrona di business è comodissima (se volete vi recupero qualche foto fatta con il cellulare)
 

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Tra l'altro notare che aprono anche FIRENZE
Si, dovrebbero entrare Firenze, Nizza, Monaco, Zurigo e Perm'.

Tuttavia, si legge dal comunicato, che OK smetterà di volare verso le Repubbliche Baltiche : Tallinn, Riga e Vilnius saranno servite da BT in c/s via RIX.

Inoltre, dalla S13, OK avrà una flotta all-Airbus+ATR : i 735 se ne andranno a fine orario invernale in corso.
 

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CSA Czech Airlines to Start Seoul Incheon Flights from June 2013

CSA Czech Airlines starting 01JUN13 is resuming long-haul operation, as well as service to Far East Asia, as the Skyteam member will launch 2 weekly Prague – Seoul Incheon service on board leased 280-seater Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Reservation is now open.

OK190 PRG1255 – 0540+1ICN 333 6
OK190 PRG1830 – 1115+1ICN 333 7

OK191 ICN1245 – 1650PRG 333 27

CSA last operated service to Far East Asia (including South Asia) was May 2006, and last (overall) long-haul service was October 2009

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Non capisco molto il senso di noleggiare un 330 per operare PRG-ICN 2x week? A questo punto non era meglio far aumentare le frequenze di Korean air su Praga?
Inoltre o l'operativo riportato sopra è sbagliato altrimenti il lunedi l'aereo sta fermo a ICN oltre 24 ore.
 

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ma sono dei geni questi, prima abbandonano il long haul, ora ci ripensano e riprendono verso l'asia. Al contempo riprendono MUC e ZRH dopo una pausa di un anno.

Credo MUC e ZRH verranno operate con gli ATR liberati dalle rotte baltiche, qualcuno ha conferma?

[edit] la ZRH verra' operata con S2000 (immagino Darwin), mentre la MUC non e' ancora stata caricata
 
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CSA Czech Airlines to Start Seoul Incheon Flights from June 2013

Non capisco molto il senso di noleggiare un 330 per operare PRG-ICN 2x week?
Immagino torneranno pure a fare i Charter di lungo raggio. Sulle direttrici verso l'asia EK da PRG sta sicuramente dando del filo da torcere a Korean, tocca quindi ottimizzare gli operativi.
 

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[h=1]Czech Airlines starts breathing again thanks to the cooperation with Korean Air[/h]



http://www.anna.aero/2013/12/18/czech-airlines-starts-breathing-thanks-cooperation-korean-air/#slideshow_ngg-gallery-e8392b1bf57a583de9f174bf7d16f087-55263http://www.anna.aero/2013/12/18/czech-airlines-starts-breathing-thanks-cooperation-korean-air/#slideshow_ngg-gallery-e8392b1bf57a583de9f174bf7d16f087-55263
Czech Airlines inaugurated on 11 December two new services from Prague and Košice to Bratislava. Both services, which are operated with six weekly flights utilising the airline’s 48-seat ATR 42s, will see frequency increase to 10 weekly flights at the start of the summer season.
Czech Airlines, one of the oldest airlines in Europe, celebrated its 90th anniversary on 5 June. According to its official website, the carrier has transported more than 100 million passengers since it started operations. The flag carrier of Czech Republic, which was on the point of collapse, has been recently undergoing a restructuring campaign. In March 2013, Korean Air acquired a 44% stake in the carrier, providing a lifeline for the loss-making airline, while increasing the Asian carrier’s presence in the European market. As part of the restructuring campaign, the SkyTeam member is currently undertaking a transition to a fleet of just two aircraft families, namely Airbus and ATR, as its B737-500s will be retired at the end of the winter season. Czech Airlines’ main hub is located at Prague Airport, where the carrier is the dominant player operating on 37 routes and commanding over 30% of weekly flights and seats.
[h=2]Traffic declines by 34%[/h]The airline handled just 2.8 million passengers last year, a decrease of 34% over 2011 figures. This is mainly due to the carrier not being able to recover after the economic downturn and struggling to turn a profit, resulting in it reducing its flights by 31% and seat offering by 35%. However, the carrier is looking forward to reviving after the recent partnership with Korean Air, which led to the inauguration of several services in 2013, including the most popular new additions to airline’s network — the services from Prague and Košice to Bratislava.
Source: Flightglobal 2004-2012
Overall, looking at passenger data between 2004 and 2012, the airline’s traffic decreased by 35%, while the seat capacity and frequencies were cut by 40% and 36% respectively. As a result of capacity reduction, Czech Airlines increased its load factor by 1% last year when compared to 2011, however this is still 9% lower than the 79% average of AEA members.
[h=2]Prague-Moscow is #1 route by seats and flights[/h]In terms of the airline’s most significant routes, the routes to Moscow Sheremetyevo and Paris CDG are the most frequently served, representing a combined frequency share of nearly 17%. The Prague-Sheremetyevo service still accounts for the majority of weekly seats (4,484) and flights (29), which increased by 13% and 7% respectively when compared to the same week in 2012. Due to Russia still being a regulated country market, the 1,675-kilometre sector is contested by just one carrier, Aeroflot (four times daily), which would seem a reasonable recipe for Czech Airlines’ long-term survival.
Source: Innovata / Diio Mi for w/c 17 December
Despite reducing its seat capacity by 4%, seven out of Czech Airlines’ top 12 routes experienced capacity growth, when comparing data from this December with the same week last year. The stand out performances are those emanating from services to Düsseldorf (32%), Moscow Sheremetyevo (13%) and St Petersburg (19%), the latter becoming a new entrant onto this year’s table. On the other hand, services to Bucharest have provided the greatest capacity decrease (-21%), as a result of Czech Airlines reducing its weekly flights by 36%.
[h=2]Back in the long-haul market[/h]A total of seven routes were launched by the SkyTeam member in the course of this year. Prague, the carrier’s main base, saw a total of six route additions, of which only two are genuine, the thrice-weekly flights to Perm and the twice-weekly to Seoul. The notable long-haul service to Seoul was launched on 1 June, as a result of the recent cooperation with Korean Air. Czech Airlines, which dropped its long-haul routes in October 2009, returned to this market utilising a leased A330-300. With the inaugural of the thrice-weekly services to Perm on 31 March, the carrier now serves a total of seven destination in Russia, which is the fastest growing country market as well, mainly due to the traffic feed between Czech Airlines and fellow SkyTeam partner Aeroflot.
OriginDestinationWFCompetition (WF)
Prague (PRG)Nice (NCE)4
Perm (PEE)3Tatarstan Airlines (1)
Zurich (ZRH)10SWISS (28)
Munich (MUC)18Lufthansa (28)
Seoul Incheon (ICN)2Korean Air (4)
Bratislava (BTS)6
Košice (KSC)Bratislava (BTS)
Source: anna.aero New Route Database