Czech Airlines commences operations at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Press release
Published June 27th, 2011 - 08:33 GMT
Czech Airlines
Czech Airlines

Abu Dhabi Airports Company announced today the launch of Czech Airlines flights, the flag carrier of the Czech Republic, to Abu Dhabi International Airport. The new airline will start operations on 21st September this year with 4 non-stop weekly flights connecting the Capital to the city of Prague. The new route will initially be operating four weekly return flights departing from Abu Dhabi every Monday and Thursday at 09:50, local time (LT), to arrive in Prague at 14:15, and every Sunday and Wednesday at 01:35 LT, to arrive in Prague at 06:00 LT, using Airbus A319 aircraft. The new route will bring the number of destinations served at the Emirate’s airport to over 80 destinations in more than 45 countries around the world.

The new service, which will operate on a codeshare agreement with the UAE’s flag carrier, Etihad Airways, will offer passengers a new destination from Abu Dhabi International Airport along with a variety of new travel options and connections via Prague to Central and Eastern Europe.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) James E. Bennett stated: “ADAC is pleased to welcome Czech Airlines into Abu Dhabi International Airport airlines’ portfolio. We applaud this partnership between Etihad Airways and Czech Airlines as it paves the way for further development, improving the offer of choice and convenience to our clients, not only to Europe, but to our whole network.”

Miroslav Dvořák, President of Czech Airlines, stated: “Thanks to the perfect harmonisation of departure and arrival times at Abu Dhabi, destinations in the Middle East, Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Asia and Australia have never been as accessible from Prague as they are now. We look forward to working with Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) on further developing our services to travellers from Abu Dhabi International Airport.”

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer said: “As the world’s leading airline, this new strategic relationship which includes but is not limited to just a codeshare agreement, illustrates Etihad’s growing ambitions in the Central and Eastern Europe region. It opens up the beautiful city of Prague that we have been eager to offer our customers for such a long time, and we are certain these new connections and the seamless flight experience offered jointly by Etihad and Czech Airlines, will appeal to both business and leisure travellers alike.”

Both airlines will start selling tickets on 24 June 2011. Tickets can be purchased online via Alternatively, tickets can be booked through the Czech Airlines Contact Centre at 800 310 310 (Czech Republic number only) and +420 239 007 007, and through local Etihad sales contact centres. Both airlines will sell codeshare tickets as of mid-August 2011. The partnership between Czech Airlines and Etihad Airways allows both companies’ passengers to book and travel with just one ticket for their entire journey with a stopover in Abu Dhabi.

Background Information

Czech Airlines

We are a modern European airline providing friendly and flexible services based on adherence to safety and high quality using our vast experience and long tradition of a carrier established in 1923. We are one of the five oldest airlines in the world. We are a founder member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and have been a member of a global alliance of air carriers, the SkyTeam Alliance, since 2001.

Abu Dhabi Airports Company

Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is a public joint-stock company incorporated by Emiri Decree number 5, of March 4, 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation industry. ADAC’s creation was part of an ambitious restructuring initiative launched by the Government of Abu Dhabi, aimed at delivering better services to support the Emirate’s long-term economic and tourism strategies and to help build a more vibrant economy that attracts and promotes private sector investment.

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