Brno Airport launches historic long-haul flight from Czechia to Thailand

Starting December, travelers will be able to catch a plane from Brno to Phuket.

Thomas Smith

Written by Thomas Smith Published on 13.06.2023 07:30:00 (updated on 13.06.2023) Reading time: 1 minute

Brno Airport will serve its first ever long-distance flight this year – Italian airline Neos will start a new line between Czechia’s second-largest city and Thailand in cooperation with the Czech Čedok travel agency. Neos will provide flights to Thailand once a week during the winter flight schedule, according to a press release from Čedok.

“From Dec. 19, we will fly directly from Brno-Tuřany to Phuket once per week”

Čedok CEO Stanislav Zeman

Neos will use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner with a 359-person capacity. Package holiday fares will start at CZK 31,000. For an additional CZK 20,000, passengers will be able to use reclining seats, check in baggage that weighs up to 23 kilograms, and receive inclusive catering options. 

Direct to Phuket

Currently, Čedok offers from Prague tours with direct flights to Thailand, Oman, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, and other countries. Čedok launched its first “exotic-travel destination” in July 2021, when it began offering tours to the Dominican Republic.

A comprehensive international aviation agreement signed last year, which liberalizes the transport market between EU member states and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), has helped facilitate the Brno-Thailand connection according to Czech Transport Minister Martin Kupka. also reports that CK Fischer, Czechia’s largest travel agency, is to announce flights to three new long-distance destinations this winter.

Other routes for keen travelers

Residents of Czechia are fond of exploring faraway destinations – in pre-Covid 2019, around 600,000 tourists from Czechia traveled outside of Europe. Czechia is also in the top 10 EU countries whose residents travel the most frequently abroad (per capita).

Data from the Association of Czech Travel Agencies found that Thailand, Zanzibar, and the Dominican Republic were Czechs’ most popular exotic tourist destinations.

Capitalizing on the upcoming summer season and Czechs’ love of travel, Prague Airport announced in March plans to launch new flights to Seoul and Taiwan. It will also connect passengers in Czechia to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.

Mongolia’s Eznis Airways company will this month introduce direct flights from Prague to Ulaanbaatar (the capital of Mongolia).

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