CSA Czech Airlines has expanded the its ATR turboprop fleet on the back of a growth in services to short-haul destinations.
In a press release detailing its winter timetable, the SkyTeam carrier says it has recently added two ATR 72-500 turboprops to its operation. A third ATR 72 (OK-GFS) will follow in November, with a fourth - leased from Air Corsica - will also operate services until 15 June next year.
The expansion has partly been driven by its acquisition of the scheduled flights formerly operated by Central Connect Airlines from Prague to Berlin and Stuttgart at the end of the summer season, It will now offer double daily frequencies to both destinations in its winter timetable.
Elsewhere, the carrier will double frequencies on the Prague-Düsseldorf route, taking total daily services to four.
One daily flight will be added on routes between Prague and Brussels (four flights per day), Budapest (five), Copenhagen (three), and Milan (three).
Frequencies on the Prague-Tel Aviv, Warsaw, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don and Ufa routes will also be increased this winter, says the airline, although does not offer more detail.
New long-haul destinations include Brisbane and Singapore via Abu Dhabi, which are operated jointly with Etihad Airways.