Czech Airlines touches down in Birmingham

Czech Airlines touches down in Birmingham

Birmingham Airport has welcomed yet another new airline, with the arrival of the Czech Republic’s flag carrier, Czech Airlines.

The airline has launched five times weekly services to Prague and offers a strong network of connections through Eastern Europe.

The Airbus A319 aircraft, with business and economy cabins, was welcomed with a traditional water arch salute from the airport’s fire service on its arrival into Birmingham.

William Pearson, Birmingham Airport’s aviation development director, said: “We are delighted to welcome Czech Airlines as a new partner, serving Prague five times a week. 

“This direct route, which was unserved from Birmingham Airport, gives passengers the chance to visit this picturesque city, known as The City of a Hundred Spires, for either business or leisure at very reasonable prices.”

The service could also provide a welcome boost to the regions exporters. UK exports to the Czech Republic reached £1.95bn in 2013, making the country the UK’s 29th largest export market.