IntroCzech Airlines is the Czech carrier with a long history based in Prague Airport named Václav Havel, the first president of the Czech Republic. It is the fifth oldest air company in the world (after KLM, Avianca, Aeroflot and Qantas) which is celebrating this year its 95th birthday! In its history, the airline flew to many destinations worldwide like Cairo, Havana, Mexico City, Montreal, JFK or Ho ChiMin City. Although their long history of operation, they also had real financial problems a few years ago which resulted in the fleet reduction, dismissal of employees and other operational and destination cuts (they are called "Aeroclub" because they currently have only 9x A319, 8x ATR which are pretty bad and one leased A330 for only route to Soul - Czech carrier for Korean people).
Departure airportI really love PRG! The airport itself is not too big but also not too small. It is clean, bright, not far from the city centre (but with bad connection only by bus). You can find there just a few shops in non-transit area eg. between terminal 1 and 2 in the connection track there is BILLA where you can buy anything for a snack on short flights, McDonald's with Café for a morning coffee and finally, if you would like to have a lunch, do it in restaurant situated in Terminal 1 arrival hall on the first floor. It is mainly used by the airport workers so prices are really good and the choice is also fine.
FlightI expect always bad things from ČSA, but this time I was really excited. The load of the flight was nearly 100% but there were three seats on the plane empty and one of them was next to me! I reserved front row in BlueBiz AirFrance/KLM. The seat pitch was more than generous, ČSA is always good in leg room.
Flight back to PragueTaking also the return flight to this report as it is all the same with the only difference with the meal. This time I ordered veal meal which was again absolutelly delicious, but it was served covered, the crew on the return fligh seemed to be less interested in customer service but again they were nice and professional.
You can experience two types of a journey with Czech Airlines. If you wish (and are lucky for an empty seat next to you), you will fly like in business class for the economy price! The crew is really nice, food is delicious and comfort and service are in high standard.
On the other hand, if you fly in a full flight with no preordered meal starving and waiting for the end, it will be a really bad experience.
All in all, you can have a nice flight with ČSA, but you have to wish it.