Last weekend, the Smartwings Group operated additional charter flights for the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (MFA) to repatriate Czech citizens from abroad.
During the weekend, Czech Airlines serviced repatriation flights for the Volkswagen Group and MFA from Goa and Mumbai, India. The inbound flight made a stopover in Hanover, Germany, and then continued to Prague, where it landed on Sunday, 29 March 2020 shortly after 2 p.m. Several hours later, a Smartwings-operated aircraft with repatriated Czech citizens from Peru and Mexico on board landed at Václav Havel Airport Prague. Another of the carrier’s aircraft will bring Czech citizens home from Canada and the Dominican Republic on Monday, 30 March 2020. On Tuesday, 31 March 2020, Smartwings has a repatriation flight scheduled for the MFA from Chicago (the U.S.A.). The aircraft with Czech citizens on board will land in Prague on Wednesday, 1 April 2020.
Based on its agreement with the Ministry, the Smartwings Group has already performed repatriation flights from the Philippines, Cuba, Panama, Honduras, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Colombia and Costa Rica, the Canary Islands and Egypt.
The Smartwings Group is prepared to send its aircraft abroad again and perform additional flights should the need arise.