Originally founded on October 6, 1923 by the Czech government, it flew for the first time that same year between Prague and Bratislava. A year later, he operated his first international route to Zagreb. In 1948, the arrival of communism in the Czech Republic caused many of the international routes to be suppressed and western-made airplanes sold to buy Soviet material.
In 1962 a Tupolev TU-104A crossed the Atlantic for the first time to land in Havana. It was not until the 1990s that obsolete Soviet models were replaced by Western-made devices, specifically Boeing 737 and Airbus A310. Although it cannot be considered a founding member of the SkyTeam alliance, it was part of it almost from the beginning.
After the separation of Czechoslovakia, Czech Airlines adopted its current name and became controlled by a state capital fund of 56.43% and the rest in the hands of the Czech Consolidaton Bank with 34.49%. In 2013, the acquisition by South Korean Korean Air of 44% of the Czech flag line was confirmed.
Czech Airlines fly to more than 40 airplanes and 80 routes through Europe, America and Asia.
👜 Baggage regulations at Czech Airlines
Both the three Economy Class rates and the two Business rates allow cabin baggage to be loaded on board as a free franchise.
Both the Lite, Plus and Flex fares from Economy, allow a piece of hand luggage that should not exceed 8 kg and measures 55 x 45 x 25 cm. In Business the measurements and weight must be the same but 2 pieces are allowed on board. In addition and except in the Lite option, an extra article of 3 kg maximum and 40 x 30 x 15 cm in size is allowed.
The checked luggage except in Lite has a free franchise of a piece of 23 kg of weight, which in the case of the Flex fare and on flights to and from Seoul, becomes two pieces. The Business option, allows for all flights two pieces of 32 kg maximum each.
On the extra luggage on Czech Airlines flights, it is cheaper to include it at the time of the online reservation, although it can also be done later in the section of the “My Bookings” website or via customer service phone. Depending on the method chosen, the price varies and ranges from € 25 for online luggage reservations with more than 36 hours in advance to € 35 for last minute. In the case of the route to or from Seoul, the payment in advance for excess costs € 60 online and € 70 at the boarding gates.
🕗 Czech Airlines Web Check-in
There are several alternatives available to check Czech Airlines flights. Without doubt the most common is the web check-in, fast and simple, it is available from 36 hours to one hour before the flight departs. Virtually enabled for all destinations operated by the company. Visit the website and enter the reservation reference and the passenger's last name. If you have an electronic ticket, you can also check in if you enter it.
Mobile check-in service, is another great and convenient alternative to check flights of Czech Airlines. Also open from 36 and up to an hour before, it will allow you to carry out the procedure from any point with an Internet connection; Choose your seat and download the electronic boarding pass on your mobile.
Self-billing kiosks are also a good method to bill by simply entering the card number with which the reservation was made. Although they are only available at the Ruzyne airport in Prague, it is a quick and easy way to print the boarding pass on site.
Finally, the traditional option at the check-in desks of Czech Airlines, closes 60 minutes before the flight takes off at almost all the airports where the company operates, except for Ruzyne in Prague, which does 40 minutes earlier.