Flights to Greece and Turkey will begin in August 2023 from České Budějovice Airport. This was confirmed on Thursday by the Governor of the South Bohemian Region, Martin Kuba (ODS), and the CEO of the Čedok travel agency Stanislav Zeman. Tours to popular destinations are already on sale at the travel agency.
“The most popular hotels on the Greek island of Rhodes and the Turkish Riviera are available. Smartwings will operate charter flights as the first carrier with Boeing 737 aircraft,” Zeman said.
Passengers from the south of the Czech Republic will fly to Greece and Turkey during the summer season, from August to the end of September. The largest domestic carrier will deploy Boeing 737 aircraft for up to 189 passengers in economy class on charters from the South Bohemia region. Clients will fly to the Turkish Riviera every Friday from August 4 and to Rhodes every Monday from August 7.
“I’m glad I can finally say – after many years of nothing happening at České Budějovice Airport – let’s fly! Together with the Civil Aviation Authority and Air Traffic Control, we have been working for the last months to get the airport flying. In about eight months, South Bohemians will be flying from České Budějovice to the world on holiday,” said Kuba.
In addition to trips to the sea, people can also choose from several sightseeing tours. As a result, the airport in České Budějovice will meet the requirements for regular civil air traffic.
“We are delighted that Smartwings will be the first air carrier to offer direct flights to holiday destinations from České Budějovice Airport in collaboration with Čedok, and we believe that the number of flights and destinations to which our aircraft will be directed from South Bohemia will grow even more in the future, making the South Bohemian airport the sixth airport from which we will operate our flights,” said Petr Šujan, Smartwings Sales Director.