Change at the top of Czech Airlines

The supervisory board of Czech Airlines decided changes at the top of the struggling state-controlled carrier on Monday. The current head of the state-owned company running Prague airport, Miroslav Dvořák has been brought in for outgoing president Radomír Lašák. The board itself has a new head, economist Miroslav Zámečník. Mr Lašák said pilots had agreed to 15 percent wage cuts, stewardesses 10 percent and other staff 5.0 percent in talks before he left. But Mr Zámečník said deeper cuts were needed. The government is due by the end of the month to decide whether to go ahead with Czech Airlines' privatisation and accept the sole bid from the Unimex-Travel Service consortium.

Author: Chris Johnstone