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Gulfstream G650 joined ABS Jets fleet

ABS Jets has added another business jet designed for long haul flights— a brand new Gulfstream G650—the very first under Czech registration. With 11 heavy jet and ultra-long-range aircraft in its fleet they are the largest Czech business jet operator. With a capacity of up to 19 passengers, the aircraft delivers maximum performance and luxury travel at the same time. High...

IS-BAH stage II accreditation for ABS Jets Ground handling in Prague

The leading Czech business jet operator based in Prague and Bratislava has recently been awarded the second stage of the International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certificate. The company is the first and only holder of this certificate in the Czech Republic. IS-BAH is the global industry standard for handlers and operators around the world and meets the forthcoming SMS req...

2018 Brings More Passengers and More Destinations to Prague Airport

Václav Havel Airport Prague has continued to grow without interruption since 2013. In 2018, as per the latest operating results, Prague Airport handled a total of16,797,006 passengers, which represents a 9% year-on-year growth. Routes to Great Britain were the busiest last year with the greatest number of passengers traditionally heading to London. Barcelona recorded the highest year-o...

A New Campaign in the New York Center to Promote Incoming Tourism from the USA to the Czech Republic

As a result of marketing collaboration connected with incoming tourism, Prague Airport, CzechTourism, Prague City Tourism and the tourism hub for Central Bohemia have launched an advertising campaign in New York. The campaign aims to present Prague and Central Bohemia in the US as an attractive and safe destination and promote incoming tourism from the US.  The campaign to promote tourism...

The new Czech L-39NG made its first flight performing first development tests

The first pre-serial L-39NG trainer and light attack aircraft with serial number 7001 made its first flight on 22ndDecember, at Aero Vodochody Airport. The new generation of the Czech jet trainer was piloted by Aero’s test pilots David Jahoda and Vladimír Továrek. At 10:38am, the aircraft took off from the runway, climbed up to 5,000 ft. and after 26 minutes successfully landed...

Prague Airport Breaks Another Record By Reaching 16 Million Handled Passengers A Year

The third historical record in a row has been broken at Václav Havel Airport Prague when the number of serviced passengers per year reached 16 million milestone on Wednesday December 12. This confirms the current trend that Prague Airport has been growing faster than the European average of airports in the same category. By the end of the year, the number of passengers serviced at Prague Ai...

New Aircraft Maintenance Season with New Hangar by Czech Airlines Technics

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of Prague Airport Group, has officially launched another season of aircraft maintenance and repairs with new hangar for line maintenance on Prague Airport’s premises. Thanks to the construction of a space opposite the existing Hangar F, the company’s base maintenance capacity has also increased. Last year, CSAT employees performed...

Václav Havel Airport Prague will offer connections to 114 destinations

As of Sunday, 28 October 2018, the winter flight schedule becomes effective. It will provide flights from Václav Havel Airport Prague to 114 destinations in 42 countries. New additions will include Belfast, Marrakesh, Amman, Sharjah, Pisa, Split and Dubrovnik. Altogether, Prague Airport will fly to ten new destinations during the winter season.  “Despite the dense network of e...

ABS Jets ground handling turns 10th anniversary and 20 000 flights handled in Prague

Czech business jet operator with bases in Prague and Bratislava airports has recently achieved two important milestones. Its ground handling department in Prague just turned a decade and handled 20 000 flights.  The jubilee flight was facilitated by Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. for a client Nortwhest Steel Fab, Inc. and operating a Dassault Falcon 900 EX.  ABS Jets provides...

Korean Air to Service Seoul – Prague Route Using Dreamliner aircraft commencing October 2018

Commencing 29 October 2018, South Korean carrier Korean Air will use Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in a three-class configuration for 269 passengers to service direct connection from Seoul Prague. Flights stay scheduled as three times a week service during the winter schedule. “Using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft on the Prague – Seoul route will provide passengers to Asia more c...

CZECH AIRLINES TECHNICS ENTERS NEW SERVICE SEGMENT OF AIRCRAFT CONSUMABLES SALES

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group which provides aircraft repair and maintenance services, has entered a new market segment of aircraft consumables sales. The company has decided to take the step based on the demand from airlines, MROs and Brokers. Thanks to the established network of suppliers, the amount of stored inventory and already established...

Igor Zahradnicek becomes new vice-chairman of Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors

Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group which provides aircraft repair and maintenance services, has appointed a new Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Effective 3 September 2018, Mr. Igor Zahradníček (51) will be in charge of finance, development, procurement and logistics at the company. “Czech Airlines Technics is a company with a...