Czech Airlines j.s.c. (Czech: České
aerolinie, a.s.) is the national airline of the Czech
Republic with its head office on the grounds of Václav
Havel Airport Prague in Ruzyně, Prague.
ČSA was the second airline in the
world to initiate successful jet airliner services (in
1957 using the Tu-104) and simultaneously the first
airline to fly regular jet-only routes (between Prague
Today, it operates scheduled
services to 69 destinations in 41 countries, including
most major European cities and cities in the Middle East
and Asia. It also operates charter and
The airline runs a frequent flyer
programme called "OK Plus" in reference to the airline's
IATA designation, as well as the term of approval; OK
also featured prominently in its previous livery. It is
a member of the SkyTeam alliance.
The company never paid dividends,
after losing a record CZK 3.8 billion in 2009 the state
had to subscribe new shares with nominal value CZK 2.5
billion. In 2011 ČSA carried 4.2 million passengers.
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