Showing posts with label Smartwings. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smartwings. Show all posts

05 June, 2020

Czech Airlines to introduce new regular flights from Prague to London Heathrow

Czech Airlines to introduce new regular flights from Prague to London Heathrow

Photo CSA Czech Airlines
Airline companies Smartwings and Czech Airlines, members of Smartwings Group, are planning to resume further flights in June and July. Czech Airlines will launch a new daily flight from Prague to London’s biggest airport, Heathrow, as of June 25.

As of June 10, Smartwings will offer flights to Split, Croatia. The company will operate up to 3 flights per week on this route. As of July, Smartwings is planning to resume flight to 12 Greek destinations – including Crete, Rhodes, Kos, Zakynthos, Corfu, Lefkada (Preveza), Samos, Santorini, Kefalonia, Karpathos, Thessaloniki, and Kavala. Flights to Mallorca, Canary Islands, Cyprus (Larnaca), Madeira (Funchal) and to Bulgaria (Burgas and Varna) may resume in July as well. Smartwings is planning to operate flights to the Mediterranean destinations not only from Prague but also from regional airports.

18 May, 2020

Czech state could buy up to 100% of Smartwings airline group

The Czech government could buy up to 100% of airline operator Smartwings, the owner of Czech Airlines, or offer the national flag carrier state-guaranteed loans, Industry Minister Karel Havlicek said on Saturday.
Photo REUTERS/David W Cerny

15 April, 2020

737 Max orders vanish.....

Photo Sky News
Customers of Boeing's ill-fated 737 MAX have cancelled orders for 150 orders for the twinjet in the month of March alone.  The US manufacturer's commercial order backlog fell by just over 300 aircraft during the first quarter.

Aircraft leasing giant cancelled an order for 75 737 MAX aircraft, GOL one of the major airlines in Brazil sliced 39 off its order,  Smartwings dropped an order for five of the type and other airlines have reduced orders and there is more on the way.  According to IATA, 2020 passenger numbers will be down across the world by an estimated 48%, which will undoubtedly lead to more order cancellations and deferrals. 

Boeing's official order backlog stands at 5,049, which includes 4,079 for the still grounded MAX, which still doesn't look like getting back to commercial operation before July at the earliest.

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03 August, 2018

Smartwings 737 overshoots runway in Czech Republic

A Smartwings Boeing 737-800, registration N624XA, overran the runway whilst landing at Pardubice in the Czech Republic on 1st August

The aircraft was performing a flight from Heraklion, Greece for Travel Service and overran the runway at relatively slow speeds for approximately 20 metres.  All 120 passengers vacated the aircraft via steps that were brought to the aircraft.

According to local media, there were no reports of any injuries and the aircraft was said to have been undamaged by its runway excursion. Following safety checks, on the 2nd the aircraft resumed its normal flying schedules.

One of the passengers on the flight posted the following video to youtube of the landing