Czech Airlines, the national airline carrier of the Czech Republic, released its winter schedule recently and the UK wasn’t on it. In attempt to save money the airline has decided to cut routes to London Heathrow and Manchester starting October 31st.
The airline is re-shaping its philosophy as well. Instead of serving many European destinations spread out, it will rather concentrate on serving only a select few destinations between East and Western Europe in hopes of saving money. Just from selling their landing slots at Heathrow Airport the airline will be able to recover millions of pounds. Other cites that will also be cut from the airline’s network in October include Munich, Brno and Cologne/Bonn.
Czech Airlines will also reduce the frequency of some routes from Prague to Bratislava, Stuttgart, Copenhagen and Hamburg, among others this fall. Other destinations like Vienna, Marseille and Thessaloniki will only be operated during the summer as holiday destinations.
Their network news isn’t all about cuts though, there will be an increase in service to Belgrade, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Athens, Beirut and St. Petersburg.
How to get to Prague?
If you’re planning on flying to Prague this winter for either a holiday or a long weekend away, there are still plenty of ways to get there from London and other major cities in the UK. Search for cheap flights to Czech Republic on liligo.com and you’ll find more than just these deals here for fall/winter.
- Wizz Air
London Luton – Prague (11/11/10 – 15/11/10) for £59
London Luton – Prague (1/12/10 – 10/12/10) for £59
London – Brno (22/11/10 – 29/11/10) for £61
London – Prague (29/11/10 – 11/12/10) for £47
London – Prague (13/12/10 – 24/12/10) for £57
Bristol – Prague (09/01/11 – 13/01/11) for £46
- Air France
Birmingham – Prague (15/11/10 – 19/11/10) for £157
Flight routes change season to season so it’s good to stay up-to-date with who’s flying where to find the best deals. Search frequently using travel search engines like liligo.com or set yourself and email price alert, so you know when the fare is lowest, with any airline. Planning on visiting Prague this fall or winter?
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