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Czech Airlines History

Czech Airlines, also known as České aerolinie in Czech, is the national airline carrier of the Czech Republic. It was founded on October 6, 1923, making it one of the oldest airlines in the world. Originally known as Czechoslovak State Airlines, it started its operations with a single route connecting Prague to Bratislava.

Throughout its history, Czech Airlines has faced various challenges and changes. During World War II, the airline was forced to suspend its operations. However, it resumed services after the war and expanded its network to include destinations in Europe, Asia, and North America.

In the 1990s, following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, Czech Airlines became the national carrier of the newly formed Czech Republic. This period marked a significant growth for the airline, with the introduction of new routes and the modernization of its fleet.

More Airline Insights & Tips

Here are a few of helpful resources & tips that can further enhance your knowledge of Czech airlines and how to best be prepared for your trip:

  • Delays are an unfortunate fact of the life of an air traveler. Arm yourself against surprises by knowing the flight status of your OK Czech flight before heading to the airport, as this could save you a lot of time, or even your trip to the airport if your flight is canceled.
  • Info can be found here on Czech Airlines’s company structure, headquarters, etc.
  • See which partnerships and alliances Czech has here. This is useful if you want to build up your frequent flyer points on partner airlines.
  • Want to know which plane types are in service? Check out OK’s fleet list here.
  • When considering a flight booking on Czech Airlines, be aware that third-party travel sites might require you to use their customer service instead of Czech 's, which may be less than ideal in certain situations.

Beyond the history presented here for Czech , if you’re wanting more aviation history, read about the history of commercial flight here, or the history of the airline industry here.

Today, Czech Airlines operates flights to over 100 destinations in 45 countries. It is a member of the SkyTeam alliance, which allows passengers to enjoy seamless connections and a wider range of travel options.

Over the years, Czech Airlines has received several accolades for its services and commitment to safety. It has been recognized as the Best Airline in Central and Eastern Europe multiple times by the prestigious World Airline Awards.

For more information about this airline, check out our comprehensive Czech Airlines Guide.

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