CSA Czech Airlines hopes to start scheduled flights to Florida later this year and is currently studying potential airports to serve.

The route would mark its second scheduled US service – the SkyTeam carrier already connects Prague with New York daily.

CSA hopes to launch a weekly service in the fourth quarter. While operated as a scheduled service, a portion of capacity will be taken up by tour operators. It says it will finalise which Florida airport it will serve after more talks with its partners on the route.

Airline VP sales Petr Rehak says: “By introducing scheduled service to Florida, we are flexibly responding to market demand and also working to maximise our fleet utilisation. Both these activities will bring our clients an improvement in the product we offer, and our airline an increased growth in revenue.”

CSA will deploy an Airbus A310 on the route. It yesterday announced it was putting two of its four A310s up for sale, but said this would not impact its long-haul operations. In addition to the daily New York service, CSA also operates a summer-only service to Toronto in addition to charter flights.

The airline, which is focusing on the North American market after deciding to maintain its own long-haul flights, is in the process of refurbishing its A310s. It also continues to study bringing in replacement long-haul aircraft.

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Source: Flight Daily News