A319 goodbye leaves ČSA with one aircraft
An A320 remains the only aircraft in the fleet now.
This morning the last ČSA-owned Airbus A319 left Prague Airport for St. Athan in South Wales where it will be disassembled and scrapped. The aircraft has not been in the air since October 15 when it flew a return flight to Malaga. The sale and scrapping of the OK-REQ Airbus have been talked about for several weeks now.
The airline acquired the decommissioned aircraft in 2011. It was one of two aircraft left over from ČSA’s phased miniaturization. The other is an Airbus A320 (reg. OK-HEU) which the airline has on lease until 2027. Next year, however, its fleet could be expanded by two A320s under an operating lease. In 2023, the first new Airbus A220-300s are expected to join the fleet.
Upon departure, the pilot did a chandelle and a low flyby to say goodbye. Watch the takeoff in the video below. Playback is available on Flightradar24.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková