INCHEON - Czech Airlines launched direct flights from Prague
03.06.2013 / 07:52
Czech Airlines became the sixth carrier from the European Union member state having regular flights of their national carrier to the Republic of Korea. With three flights a week by Czech Airlines and four flights by Korean Air, the passenger capacity between Incheon and Prague is to exceed 100,000 passengers per year.
Following Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, Finnair and most recently British Airways, Czech national carrier Czech Airlines (www.csa.cz) launched its regular flights between Václav Havel Airport Prague (www.prg.aero) and Incheon International Airport (www.airport.kr) in June 2013. The maiden flight has landed at ICN on a hazy early morning on June 2, 2013 after ten-hours long direct flight. As of July 2013, Czech Airlines will operate three flights a week to Incheon with Airbus A330, which will mean that Czech and Korean capitals will be connected by direct flights on daily basis as Korean Air has now four direct flights a week.
crew of Czech Airlines first flight to Incheon upon arrival
(photo capt. Piskatý)
Czech Airlines timetable (as from July 1, 2013)
ICN-PRG Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday 12:45-16:50
PRG-ICN Tuesday, Sunday 18:30-11:15 +1
Saturday 12:55-05:40 +1
In addition to Czech Airlines, Korean Air will still be flying from Incheon on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 12:45, arriving to Prague at 16:50, and returning back from Prague on the same day, departing at 18:30, with an arrival to Incheon the following day at 11:15. All the Korean Air flights are also a codeshare with Czech Airlines and vice versa.
With a new flights between Incheon and Prague, Korean passengers will have a better possibility of effective transfer to numerous European destinations operated by Czech Airlines. As Korean AIr became a stretegic partner to Czech Airlines after acquiring a 44% stake in the company earlier this year, it plans to use its ties to Czech Airlines to make Prague its European aviation hub. Under this strategy, Czech Airlines are taking care of transfer passenger transport within Europe, resulting in increased use of Vaclav Havel Airport Prague as a transit point.