SmartWings low-cost airline and flight news
This page contains an archive of all news items featuring SmartWings. You can also view all of the routes operated by SmartWings.
January 20th, 2010
SmartWings continue to expand flights to Spain with the announcement of a 6th Spanish destination. From June 2010 they will begin flying to Girona from their bases at Ostrava and Brno. Flights are already on sale at www.smartwings.net.
January 18th, 2010
The Czech low-cost airline SmartWings has put new flights to Greece on sale for this summer. They will fly from Prague, Brno and Ostrava to Samos and also from Prague and Brno to Kos from June 2010. More information is available at www.smartwings.net.
January 13th, 2010
May 30th, 2009
SmartWings are to operate a summer route between the Czech city of Brno and the Bulgarian resort Bourgas. They will operate weekly flights on this route from 28 June 2009 and tickets can be purchased from www.smartwings.net.
May 28th, 2009
Czech low-cost airline SmartWings will begin new summer flights from Ostrava (Czech Republic) to Preveza (Greece) on 12 June 2009. They will fly twice per week on this route for the summer season. Tickets are available now at www.smartwings.net.
March 30th, 2009
February 15th, 2009
December 29th, 2008
May 21st, 2008
SmartWings have put nine new routes on sale from Czech Republic to Greece for the summer 2008 season. These include flights from Brno to Rhodos, Zakinthos and Heraklion, from Ostrava to Rhodos and Heraklion, and from Prague to Zakinthos, Kos, Samos and Thessaloniki.
These flights take off from the end of May 2008, and are available to book now at www.smartwings.net.
May 5th, 2008
February 11th, 2008
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May 30th, 2007
Czech low-cost airline SmartWings is set to expand following the announcement that a 50% stake in the parent company, Travel Service, is to be acquired by Icelandair. After the sale has completed, it is expected that SmartWings capacity should triple.
March 20th, 2007
SmartWings will expand their operation considerably for the upcoming summer season. They will add flights from the Czech Republic cities of Brno and Ostrava. They will become the first low-cost airline to operate flights to Ostrava, the largest Czech regional airport. From June 2007, they will begin flying from Ostrava to Thessaloniki and Girona. They will also fly from Brno to Girona.
Also during the summer season, they will expand the number of flights that they operate from their Prague base. From the beginning of June they will begin flying to Kavala, Kalamata, Rhodos, Ibiza and Faro.
May 26th, 2006
As previously announced, SmartWings will begin flying from Budapest as of the winter 2006/07 season. It has now been confirmed that they will begin flying these routes from 29 October 2006. They will launch routes to their Prague base, and also to Rome (Fiumicino), Milan (Orio al Serio) and Paris (Charles de Gaulle). In addition to the previously announced routes, they will also begin flying to Madrid.
April 28th, 2006
This winter, Czech Republic-based low-cost airline SmartWings will begin flying from Budapest. They intend to fly daily to Paris (Charles de Gaulle) and 6 times per week to Rome (Ciampino), Milan (Orio al Serio) and Prague. Launch dates have not yet been announced.
From 01 May 2006 they will also begin offering complementary light refreshments and non-alcoholic drinks on all flights.
April 6th, 2006
The Czech low-cost airline, SmartWings, will begin flights from their Prague base to Bulgaria this summer. From June 2006 they will fly to Bourgas and Varna. They will also add routes to Malaga and Thessaloniki for the summer.
December 2nd, 2005
June 14th, 2005
Smart Wings and EUjet have announced that they will cooperate on a route from Kent (Manston) to Prague. From 12 July 2005, Smart Wings will help with sales and marketing on these flights. The flights will actually be operated by EUjet.
May 14th, 2005
March 26th, 2005
The Czech low-cost airline SmartWings and Swiss airline helvetic have begun code sharing on the route between Prague and Zurich. They will cooperate on sales and marketing, although flights will be operated by helvetic.
SmartWings stopped flying to Zurich in January due to intense competition on the route.
November 27th, 2004
Czech low-cost airline, SmartWings, have announced 4 new routes for the upcoming summer season (beginning May 2005). The new routes are from their base in Prague to Larnaca (SmartWings will become the first low-cost carrier to fly here), Heraklion, Thessaloniki and Palma (Mallorca).
September 22nd, 2004
The Czech Republic based airline, Smart Wings, have announced 2 unlikely new routes from their base at Prague. On 22 October 2004 they are due to commence a new route to Vienna, an unlikely selection for a low-cost airline as Vienna has notoriously high landing fees, meaning that most low-cost airlines find it too expensive for them to use.
In addition, they have announced that they will begin flying on 01 November 2004 to London (Gatwick). This route is already flown by 2 carriers, easyJet and bmibaby. In the face of tough competition, it seems unlikely that all 3 will continue to operate the same route for much time.
August 13th, 2004
That is all about to change as Czech budget carrier SmartWings, a subsidiary of the larger Travel Service group, will begin flying from their base in Prague to Dublin on 01 October 2004. This will be their 7th low-cost route.
Flights are on sale now on Dublin’s first budget connection into eastern Europe.