Aviation technicians recommended to sell.
The only aircraft the airline owns could leave the Czech Airlines (ČSA) fleet as early as October. The airline is seriously considering selling its OK-REQ Airbus A319. Instead, two other Airbuses could join the fleet next spring.
As the carrier’s reservation system shows, the A319 is not scheduled for any flights after October 15. There is talk that the aircraft has already been sold, and will be decommissioned and dismantled for parts. A Smartwings spokeswoman said the sale is being considered.
The A319 currently flies mainly on Smartwings routes, most recently to Mallorca and Crete. It is 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.
If ČSA were to sell the aircraft, it would have only one plane left. 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.
Edited and translated by Lucie Trávníčková