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Formed and started operations in 2010. Regional & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services. Also offers wet-leasing services to other carriers.
Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport
742 407 1951 Mosnov
Ostrava, Czech Republic
THE CZECH REPUBLIC WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1993. IT COVERS AN AREA OF 78,852 SQ KM AND ITS CAPITAL CITY IS PRAGUE. ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS CZECH. ITS POPULATION IS 10.5 MILLION.
The Czech Republic capital, Prague, is one of the world's most beautiful cities and cheaper than other prominent European capitals. Americans will find hospitality and affordable health care, but getting permission to move there permanently is tough. Many retirees come on tourist visas, then briefly leave and return to the small, centrally located country every few months. The language barrier is also an issue.
May 2010: Was established as part of the Central Connect Group. Started operations.
November 2010: A Slovakian sister company was established but closed by the end of the year.
September 2010: Has mostly Saab 340s. 737-36M (28333, OM-AEX), delivery, ex-(OE-IAK).
December 2010: The airline came under new ownership and decided to concentrate on offering scheduled services to destinations in Russia and the (CIS).
December 2011: Czech Connect Airlines (CZC) operates regular charter and ad hoc charter services from Ostrava, Bratislava, and Prague. Scheduled services operate to Russia and the (CIS). It intends to operate to Moscow, St Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. (CZC) offers wet-leasing (ACMI) services to other carriers.
(IATA) Code: CQ. (ICAO) Code: CCG - (Callsign - CZECH CONNECT).
Main Base: Ostrava Leos Janacek Airport (OSR).
Hub: Brno-Turany Airport.
Czech Republic: Brno; Karlovy Vary; Pardubice; and Prague.
Russia: Moscow (DME); Rostov-on-Don; St Petersburg; and Yekaterinburg.