Charter Flights

In addition to regular passenger and cargo transport, Slovak Airlines, joint stock company also operated charter flights. Slovak Airlines has long been a market leader in terms of the number of passengers carried on the charter air transport market. One year the company operated 1,095 flights on irregular routes, carrying over 140,000 passengers. In 2003 leading Slovak tour operators chose Slovak airlines for passenger flights to summer destinations. They thus became an active participant in the holidays of over 190,000 holidaymakers. Routes were operated to all prominent holiday destinations such as for example to Greece, Egypt, Tunisia, Bulgaria, Spain, Jordan and Turkey, in which the most popular were the Greek destination of Rhodes and Hurghada in Egypt.

Slovak Airlines also had a large number of ad-hoc flights, i.e. special charters, which were operated on the basis of orders from sports associations, companies and international institutions. Through the safe and comfortable flights they provided for Slovak national football and ice hockey teams. Slovak Airlines offered a range of complex services to companies and business passengers engaging in training courses, seminars and meetings abroad. In co-operation with our partners they were capable of offering all interested parties tailor-made flights according to passenger requirements.

The airlines flew the following charter flights from Bratislava (with Boeing 737-300) to:

  • Bulgaria: Burgas
  • Cyprus: Larnaca
  • Egypt: Hurghada, Sharm el Sheik
  • Greece: Heraklion, Chania, Karpathos, Korfu, Kos, Rhodos, Thessaloniki
  • Jordan: Aqaba
  • Montenegro: Tivat
  • Spain: Palma de Mallorca
  • Tunisia: Monastir
  • Turkey: Antalya, Dalaman

And from Košice (with Boeing 737-300) to:

  • Bulgaria: Burgas
  • Egypt: Hurghada
  • Greece: Heraklion, Chania, Korfu, Kos, Rhodos, Thessaloniki
  • Montenegro: Tivat
  • Turkey: Antalya

The airlines also flew for Italian travel agencies a weekly Brescia – Rhodos service with the Boeing 737-300 aircraft. The smaller 100-seat Fokker 100 was used on the following charter flights for Greek travel agencies: Bratislava – Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki – Chania, Chios, Kos, Rhodos, Samos, Santorini. In winter 2006/2007 OM-AAE was based in Tripoli (November – January) to operate flights for Libyan Arab Airlines.