Czech Airlines is the domestic airline company of the Czech Republic, which is based at Ruzyne Airport, Prague. The airline is run by the Czech Ministry of Finance, Czech Consolidation Agency and some other Czech institutions. A member of the global Sky alliance, it caters to most of the European countries.
Czech air service was set up on 6th October 1923 by the government of Czechoslovakia, as CSA (CeskoSlovenské Aerolinie). Its first transport flight took place between Prague and Bratislava. The airlines operated only domestic flights till 1930, the year in which its first international flight took off, from Prague to Bratislava and on to Zagreb. In May 1995, after the breakup of the Czechoslovak Federation, the airline adopted its present name. Five years later, in 2000, Czech Airlines became a full member of the SkyTeam alliance.
The fleet of Czech Airlines includes several aircrafts, namely Airbus A310-300, Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, ATR 42-300, ATR 42-500, ATR 72-202, Boeing 737-400, Boeing 737-500 and Saab 340. New advanced aircrafts also has been purchased and due for delivery in 2020.
Czech Airlines maintains monopoly over 32 routes from Prague Airport, which also extends to three domestic routes, namely Brno, Ostrava and Karlovy Vary. It carries passengers to destination across Europe, covering Croatia, Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, Latvia, France, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Spain and many other destinations. It also provides services to Canada and USA. In Asia, Czech air service serves to Armenia, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Uzbekistan, Israel and India. It also operates flights to Egypt in the African continent.