Czech Airlines sees 10-percent fall in passenger numbers

The Czech Republic’s national carrier Czech Airlines saw a fall of nearly 10 percent in passenger numbers in the first half of 2009. Some 2.08 million people flew on CSA between the start of January and the end of June, representing a fall of 9.6 percent, according to figures released by the Association of European Airlines on Thursday. The percentage of seats sold on Czech Airlines’ flights has fallen below 60 percent. The airline is set for privatization, with two bidders in the running: Air France-KLM and a Czech consortium of Unimex and Travel Service.

Author: Ian Willoughby