75th Anniversary Of Czech Airlines Prague-Budapest Route

  • 9 Jul 2012 1:00 AM
75th Anniversary Of Czech Airlines Prague-Budapest Route
The Budapest Airport management team, together with senior management from CSA Czech Airlines held a celebration event at Budapest Airport’s T2B Swing Lounge on 23 May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the first flight between the cities of Budapest and Prague, which took place on 23 May 1937.

In testament to the popularity of the route, CSA Czech Airlines now operates the same route up to five times daily.

Czechoslovak State Airlines (CSA) was established in 1923 to provide domestic air transport to Czech citizens. In 1927 the Czechoslovak Air Company (CLS) was establised by Skoda Mashinery Co to provide international air transport and in 1930 CSA followed suit, with the start of its first international route.

CLS first flew between Prague and Budapest on 23 May 1937 with CSA commencing operations on the same route on 01 August 1938. Later that same year the Czech Ministry of Transport proposed the merger of the two carriers, however the onset of World War II meant these plans never came to fruition with all aircraft being commandeered by the Nazi forces.

Kam Jandu, Budapest Airport’s Director of Aviation said: “We are delighted to share this landmark celebration with CSA. 75 years is a phenomenal milestone and we look forward to continuing our successful relationship into the future, providing travellers from both cities with this much needed connection.“

The main destinations of Czech Airlines from Budapest are located in Baltics, Russia, Europe, Middle East of course via Prague. Between Budapest and Prague we ensure on some days daily 5 flights, but at least 3 flights a day. This makes Prague airport to be a connection to other countries.

The destinations where we fly can be checked on the follow link: czechairlines.hu


Czech Airlines is one of the oldest airlines in Europe. We have provided services to passengers since 1923. Right up to the present, we have gained an enormous amount of experience and have grown into a modern airline, boasting a number of awards for the quality of our services.

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