Updates: 02/14/2022 12:02
Released: 14.02.2022, 10:50
Prague – Czech Airlines (CSA) will not interrupt the operation of its airline from Prague to Kiev. The carrier wants the security situation in Ukraine to continue to monitor the case of its deterioration will respond. When asked by ČTK, the spokesperson of the airline Vladimíra Dufková stated this today. The operation is not interrupted by three other Ukrainian airlines, which regularly fly from Prague to Ukraine. Flights from European cities to Ukraine have been canceled in recent days due to fears of a Russian invasion as a associated risk for some foreign carriers.
“Czech Airlines operating to Ukraine does not interrupt, flights to Kiev will continue to operate according to the valid flight schedule. We are monitoring the situation, in case of deteriorating security situation we are ready to respond adequately,” said Dufková.
According to Prague Airport, the Czech carrier originally canceled flights scheduled for February 18, 21 and 23. This morning, however, it said that the airlines had again requested their renewal in the flight schedule. According to spokeswoman Klára Divíšková, their original abolition was not related to the current security situation in Ukraine. Dufková subsequently confirmed the renewal of the years due to great interest. According to her, the reasons for canceling the flights were business. CSA is thus planning daily operations from Prague to Kiev this week, and is also offering tickets at the end of February.
In the years from the Czech capital to Ukraine, other carriers have continued without changes, Prague Airport said today. In addition to CSA, Ukrainian airlines SkyUp Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines have regular flights to Kiev. Another Ukrainian carrier, Bees Airline, regularly flies to Odessa and Lviv. According to the flight schedule, they plan more than two dozen arrivals and departures this week.
There have been warnings in the world media in recent days that Ukraine is in danger of actually being cut off from air traffic due to fears of a Russian invasion. The warning was later confirmed by SkyUp, whose route from Madeira to Kiev had to land in Chisinau tonight because the aircraft owner had banned the machine from flying into Ukrainian airspace.
On Saturday, the Dutch company KLM canceled flights to Ukraine. German Lufthansa, for example, is considering stopping flights to Ukraine, but the decision has not yet been made, Reuters reported.
The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) issued a warning this weekend before traveling to Ukraine. “If you are in Ukraine, the possibility of leaving the country. MFA citizens who are considering leaving Ukraine by air to do so without delay due to possible restrictions or suspension of airline services,” the statement said.