Birmingham Airport has welcomed another new airline, with the arrival of the Czech Republic’s flag carrier, Czech Airlines.
(Left) David Vitasek, Area Sales Director for Czech Airlines and (right) William Pearson, Aviation Development Director for Birmingham Airport, are pictured with the crew of the Inaugural Czech Airlines Birmingham-Prague flight.
The airline has launched five times weekly services to Prague and offers a strong network of connections through Eastern Europe.
The Airbus A319 aircraft, with business and economy cabins, was welcomed with a traditional water arch salute from the Airport’s fire service on its arrival into Birmingham.
William Pearson, Birmingham Airport’s Aviation Development Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Czech Airlines as a new partner, serving Prague five times a week. This direct route, which was unserved from Birmingham Airport, gives passengers the chance to visit this picturesque city, known as The City of a Hundred Spires, for either business or leisure at very reasonable prices.”
Steeped in history, Prague offers tourists a wide range of things to see and do; from exploring the old town and strolling over Charles Bridge by day, or taking in the views of the stunning Gothic cathedral at night. The streets are bustling with traders and entertainment and there are plenty of bars and restaurants for visitors to enjoy.
Commenting on the new Birmingham service, Ján Tóth, Czech Airlines Director of Commerce and Marketing, said: “I am glad that Czech Airlines is returning to Birmingham to connect it directly with Prague after more than 15 years. The Birmingham – Prague service is one of the eleven new routes we have prepared for 2016 summer season. We strongly believe that a direct connection between the both cities will significantly contribute to the growth of tourism between the West Midlands and Czech capital and vice versa. I would like to use the opportunity to thank the airport in Birmingham for their excellent work on the preparation of the launch of our new route."
The Airbus A319 aircraft has a total of 144 seats in full economy configuration or 12 business and 126 economy class. The schedule is as follows:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: arrive into Birmingham 1700 and depart Birmingham 1740.
Thursdays: arrive into Birmingham at 1850 and depart at 1930
Sundays: arrive into Birmingham at 2000 and depart at 2040
To book your flight with Czech Airlines from Birmingham Airport click here.
VIDEO: See our ‘6 in 60 Seconds’ video of Prague here