CSA to continue operations to CDG, AMS and KEF.
Czech Airlines is canceling its planned major expansion. In the last few days, the airline has significantly cut its flight schedule; some routes will be canceled completely, other routes won’t commence.
This follows from the data in the reservation system as well as letters sent to passengers by the carrier. Of the originally announced routes, connections to Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Malta are completely canceled. The route to Brussels ends on April 18, followed by Barcelona, Madrid and Rome in May. Flights to Paris are rescheduled from the current daily frequency to four flights per week.
Czech Airlines plans to launch a route to Iceland in June; contrary to the original plans, it has not launched the announced routes to Sofia and Bucharest. After the reductions during May, CSA should be left with only three routes: to Paris, Amsterdam and Keflavik. The cancellation of the Kiev and Moscow routes, which have long been profitable, is a major loss for the airline.
The news of the reduction comes just days after the court approved the reorganization plan. A new company, Prague City Air, owned by Czech Smartwings owners, should become an investor in the airline.