We are a modern European airline providing friendly and flexible services based on adherence to safety and high quality using our vast experience and long tradition of a carrier established in 1923. We are one of the five oldest airlines in the world. We are a founder member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and have been a member of a global alliance of air carriers, the SkyTeam Alliance, since 2001.
Company Registered Seat
Company Name: České aerolinie a. s.
Registered Seat: K Letišti 1068/30, Ruzyně, 161 00 Praha 6
Company ID No.: 45795908
Data Box: 6crcdrn
Registered in the Commercial Register administered by the Municipal Court in Prague, Section B, Entry 1662 since 1 August 1992.
Business Focus and Certifications
We specialise in regular passenger air transport, operate special charter flights, leases spare aircraft capacity to other air carriers and offer the air transport of shipments and mail.
Czech Airlines has been ISO 14001 (Environmental Management) and IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) certified continuously since 2005.
Company Shareholding Structure
In 1992, Czech Airlines became a joint stock company. Its shareholders (including their shares) are as follows:
Czech Airlines is a Member of the Smartwings Group
České aerolinie a.s. (Czech Airlines j.s.c.), with its registered seat at K Letišti 1068/30, Ruzyně, 161 00 Praha 6, Company Reg. No.: 45795908, incorporated in the Commercial Register administered by the Municipal Court in Prague, section B, entry 1662, in the role of a controlled entity is a member company of the Group controlled by Smartwings, j.s.c., with its registered seat at Prague 6, K Letišti 1068/30, Post Code 160 08, Company Reg. No.: 25663135, incorporated in the Commercial Register and active in the Czech Republic, as the controlling entity.
The Group is headed by Smartwings, a.s., and comprises the following companies:
České aerolinie a.s., with its registered seat at K Letišti 1068/30, Ruzyně, 161 00 Praha 6, Company Reg. No.: 45795908, incorporated in the Commercial Register administered by the Municipal Court in Prague, section B, entry 1662.
Smartwings Slovakia, s. r. o., with its registered seat at Ivanská cesta 30/B, Post Code: 821 04, Bratislava, Company Reg. No.: 47880627, registered in the Commercial Register administered by the Municipal Court in Bratislava, Section Sro, Entry 100343/B, established in Slovakia and subject to the law of the Slovak Republic.
Smartwings Poland Sp. z o. o., with its registered seat at Gordona Bennetta, No. 2 B, 02-159 Warsaw, Company Reg. No.: 142926546, NIP: 5222978306, established in Poland and subject to the law of the Republic of Poland.
Smartwings Hungary Kft., with its registered seat at 16 Wesselényi utca 16/A, 1077 Budapest, Company Reg. No.: 01-09-693315, established in Hungary and subject to the law of Hungary.
Smartwings Germany GmbH, with its registered seat at Theatinerstraße 23, c/o Baker&McKenzie, Post Code: 80333, Munich, Company Reg. No.: HRB 221461, registered in the Handelsregister B des Amtsgerichts München Commercial Register administered by the Municipal Court in Munich, established in Germany and subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Smartwings Building, s.r.o., with its registered seat at Prague 1, Václavské nám. 53/815, Post Code: 110 00, Company Reg. No.: 64583970, incorporated in the Commercial Register administered by the Municipal Court in Prague, section C, entry 41233.
This notice is published pursuant to Section 79 art. 3 of Act No. 90/2012 Coll., the Business Corporations Act, as amended.
On 26 February 2021, Czech Airlines filed a petition for approval of reorganization of the company pursuant to the Czech insolvency law in the Municipal Court of Prague. The proposal for reorganization was submitted due to the continued challenging situation resulting from the global crisis in aviation industry as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Czech Airlines operation is not affected by this step in any way and our flights continue to be operated according to the published schedules.
You can find more information in our press release here.
By the decision of the Municipal Court of Prague dated 10 March 2021, the proceeding on the proposal for reorganization of Czech Airlines has been launched. More information is available here and here.
Potential requests for reimbursement of funds related to tickets purchased before 10 March 2021 could be submitted by means of lodgement of claims under the administration proceeding in respect of Czech Airlines not later than 10 May 2021. More information can be found here.
Should you have unused tickets purchased before 10 March 2021, such tickets can be rebooked without penalty for a new travel date (fare difference will be collected, if any). The amount for the unused portion of the ticket can also be provided in the form of a voucher (EMD – Electronic Miscellaneous Document) which can be used for any future purpose of Czech Airlines ticket or ancillary services. More information can be found here.
On 7 June 2021, Czech Airlines received the support of its creditors as they approved the company´s reorganization. The creditors´ meeting also decided that Czech Airlines´ parent company, Smartwings, should prepare the respective reorganization plan. The permission for reorganization represents another significant milestone in the process of rescuing Czech Airlines and securing its further development.
We will add further relevant information regarding the reorganization process on this site in the forthcoming period.
We appreciate your understanding!
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SkyTeam is an international alliance of 20 air carriers. Daily, through one of the largest networks of transfer points, the SkyTeam offers to its more than 630 million passengers the following benefits:
The Environmental Management System (EMS) was implemented in our company in 2008, in line with the requirements of the ISO 14001 Certificate. Since then, it has been regularly re-certified by an international company. Our goal is to continue to decrease both the direct and indirect impact of our operation on the environment and to the maximum extent apply the strategy of prevention and the principles of avoiding pollution.
Czech Airlines Noise Policy
We realise that the noise burden connected with aircraft operations is perceived to be a serious issue. However, any noise abatement measures must comply with all safety criteria and reflect the economic reality.
Generally Applied Aircraft Operation Noise Reduction Principles
The adequacy of procedures for reducing the noise burden depends on the physical characteristics of the airport and its surroundings. The main objective is to ensure the smallest number of people are affected by the aviation noise upon adherence to flight safety and maintenance of reasonable capacity.
Irrespective of Airport Particularities, Departure and Arrival Procedures are Based on the Following General Principles:
The adherence to the noise abatement measures is closely monitored on both SID and STAR routes. Aircraft crews always priorities traffic safety when making their respective decisions. There are cases where it is necessary to deviate from the prescribed procedures for maintaining flight safety – e.g. conflicting traffic, a rain‑storm, etc.
Czech Airlines pilots undergo continued training with due attention paid to noise abatement procedures.
Noise levels from aircraft operations at the Prague/Ruzyně airport are regulated by the airport operator – Prague Airport, a joint stock company. Czech Airlines, just as other air carriers, pays noise charges for every landing and take-off performed at the Prague/Ruzyně airport. The amount charged is based on the time of the day (with different charges applied to day-time and night-time operations), the maximum take-off weight of the aircraft and its appropriate noise category classification according to the noise certificate issued by ICAO (the International Civil Aviation Organization).
Prague Airport has applied noise abatement measures within the Prague/Ruzyně airport’s Noise Protected Zone by facilitating replacements of windows with appropriate models with prescribed sound insulation. To finance the measures, the airport uses noise charge funds. Czech Airlines is one of the major contributors to the fund thanks to its significant share of airport operations a year. Czech Airlines pays dozens of millions of Czech crowns in noise charges a year.
Effective the 2018 summer season, 14 aircraft noise categories are recognised by the Prague/Ruzyně airport, with Category 1 being the quietest and Category 14 being the noisiest. The noise charges vary based on the time of the day with significantly higher charges applied to nigh-time operations.
Emission from Aircraft
Aviation emissions currently account for about three percent of total EU greenhouse gas emissions, but their share keeps growing rapidly.
Since 2009, Czech Airlines has been included in the EU ETS – the European Union Emission Trading Scheme. The EU ETS is the first of the European Union's mechanisms to ensure the compliance with Kyoto commitments, in which the contracting parties undertook to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Originally, only stationary sources of air pollution (power stations, heating plants, large boiler rooms, etc.) were included in the system. Since 2012, the system is also fully applicable to air transport. The purpose of the Emissions Trading Scheme is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Emissions Trading Scheme for aviation at the EU level is subject to the European Parliament and Council Directive No. 2008/101/EC (hereinafter referred to as “the Directive"), based on which the EU ETS system has been extended to include the civil aviation sector as of 2012. The Directive has been incorporated in the Czech legal system by Act No. 383/2012, Coll., as amended.
The EU ETS System Covers:
Simply put, every carrier originating or terminating its flight within the EU (plus Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway) territory will have to secure for each of its flights the respective number of permits to compensate the produced CO2 emissions during the flight.
Operators of aircraft included in the EU ETS are obliged to monitor and report on a yearly basis CO2 emissions produced during each calendar year. In detail Emission and Tonne-Kilometre Monitoring Plan, officially approved by the Ministry of Environment, is a necessary prerequisite for the process of monitoring and reporting CO2 emissions or tonne-kilometres. Tonne‑kilometre data is monitored and reported only for the purpose of applying for the free allocation of emission allowances for the trading period or for the allocation of free allowances from the special reserve.
Czech Airlines monitors emissions produced during individual flights and evaluates the recorded trends based on aircraft load and other relevant factors. The amount of emissions produced during a particular flight depends on the type of aircraft engine, its age, load factor, selected route, current weather conditions and other factors.
At present, Czech Airlines does not produce any technological waste water. Sewage wastewater from regular operations is disposed of using the sewage system on site at the company headquarters.
The management of waste generated by Czech Airlines activities is in line with the related legislation, as confirmed by regular inspections by public authorities. The production of individual types of waste is constantly monitored with the aim to continue reducing the amount of hazardous waste production in particular. We pay close attention to prioritizing the use of waste over its disposal.
Sorting waste enables us to efficiently recycle the respective collected materials (paper, glass, thin-walled aluminium, various types of plastics, metals, wood) and at the same time ensures certain economic benefits.
De-icing agents are used to remove and prevent ice on aircraft before take‑off. Two types of de-icing agents are used on our aircraft: the former designed to de-ice the aircraft, the latter to prevent the frost on aircraft (the layer sticks to the aircraft due to the special structure of the polymers it contains).
Aircraft de-icing is outsourced by Czech Airlines and supplied by individual handling companies.