Smartwings and CSA will renew flights to another 30 destinations during June
Air carriers Smartwings and CSA will resume flights from the Czech Republic up to thirty destinations during June. Smartwings will fly from the Czech Republic to another 27 locations, especially to holiday destinations by the sea. CSA will strengthen the operation by three destinations. The Smartwings Group, to which both carriers belong, announced Tuesday. During the summer season, which will last until October, airlines from Czech airports plan regular flights to a total of 77 destinations.
In June, Smartwings will resume flights to locations in Greece, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Croatia, Albania, Montenegro, Turkey, Morocco and Cyprus. In the first week alone, it will resume flights to 12 seats. Today they launched regular flights to the Greek island of Zakynthos and to the Bulgarian Varna. From Wednesday, it will resume flights to Olbia in Sardinia, from Thursday to Kafalonia, Thessaloniki, Cagliari in Sardinia and Dubrovnik. On Friday, the airlines will start flights to Karpathos in Greece, a day later to Burgas, Chania in Crete, Preveza in Greece and Menorca.
Over the next weekend, June 11, Smartwings will resume flights to Samos, Greece, June 15, to Lamezia Terme, Italy, June 16, to Catania, Sicily, June 17, to Larnaca, Cyprus, June 19, to Tirana, and June 26. June to Podgorica. From Brno and Ostrava in June, there will be regular flights to Egypt (Hurghada and Marsa Alam) and Turkey (Antalya) to regular flights to Heraklion, Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu, Burgas and Varna. Charter flights will also go to other destinations in June.
Smartwings have previously started flying regularly from the Czech Republic to Split, Malaga, Mallorca, Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Corfu, the Canary Islands - Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, Madeira (Funchal), to the Egyptian resorts of Hurghada and Marsa Alam, to Tel Aviv, Turkish Antalya and St. Petersburg. Charter flights go to destinations in Egypt, Tunisia and the UAE.
CSA will add flights to three other destinations during June. Specifically, it will resume flights to Malta from June 12, to Keflavík to Iceland from June 19, and to Amsterdam from June 17. At present, CSA operates regular flights to Paris, Stockholm, Kiev and Moscow.
Smartwings found themselves in economic trouble due to the coronavirus crisis and flight disruptions. The company now draws a loan from four banks for two billion crowns. In total, the carrier's financing will exceed seven billion crowns, additional money should be provided by Czech shareholders, support for leasing companies and restructuring. The company's debts are around CZK 6.6 billion. On the other hand, the CSA subsidiaries, which are now in bankruptcy, did not reach for the loan. The court imposed on them after their own motion. However, CSA did not stop the operation.
Source: CTK and Smartwings