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A stored Smartwings Boeing 737 MAX sits alongside other aircraft awaiting delivery at Boeing's Paine Field. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

Investigation Blames Pilot Error For Smartwings Engine Shutdown Incident

The Czech Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has released the final report on an accident that occurred on Aug. 22, 2019, involving a Smartwings Boeing 737-800 aircraft — registration OK-TVO — that had an engine shutdown in flight while it was flying from Samos, Greece to Prague, Czech Republic operating flight QS1125. The report released by the Accident Investigation Unit of the Czech Aviation Authority (UZPLN), published only in Czech, concludes that “the probable cause of the serious incident was following…

Czech Airlines to Operate Scenic Flights over Prague to Celebrate…

Czech Airlines, the flag carrier of the Czech Republic, is planning to operate a number of scenic joy flights over Prague’s most popular tourist attractions and interesting places. The flights will be operated with the airline’s 70-seat ATR 72 regional aircraft at an altitude of approximately 2600 feet above the…

Prague Prepares for Sizable Summer Traffic Increase

Coming off a strong 2018, Prague’s Václav Havel Airport is preparing for yet another busy summer season. This summer is poised to bring in more flights, airlines and routes including the largest long-haul route map the Czech capital's primary airport has seen in its 82-year history. Although the entirety of…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Holidays Czech Airlines

With the demand for travel to leisure destinations increasing, legacy brands have been coming up with their own leisure-specific offshoots to work alongside their main airlines. CSA Czech Airlines is just one of those airlines that decided to take up the task and launch its own leisure specific brand in…