Czech Airlines is extending its transport network and, on 21 June 2016, is relaunching its regular service between Beirut and Prague. The route will be operated as seasonal with Czech Airlines servicing two weekly frequencies. The Prague – Beirut route ticket sales have already been launched via all distribution channels. One-way tickets start at EUR 147, while return tickets can be purchased from EUR 291, including all charges.
Czech Airlines is relaunching the Prague – Beirut route after more than a four-year-break. The carrier will operate two return flights a week on the route, departing Prague on Mondays and Thursdays in the evening. In the reverse direction, flights will leave Beirut on Tuesdays and Fridays in the early morning hours.
Departures from Prague are scheduled for 9:45 p.m. and arrive in Beirut at 2:15 a.m. the next day, while return flights from Beirut will take-off at 3:10 a.m. with arrivals in Prague at 6:05 a.m. The Prague – Beirut flight takes three and a half hours, while the return Beirut – Prague service lasts nearly four hours.
Czech Airlines will use modern Airbus A319 jet aircraft in a two-travel-class configuration, Business and Economy, to operate the Prague – Beirut flights. For now, the route connecting the Czech and Lebanese capitals will be operated as seasonal with the last Prague – Beirut flight of this season provided on 29 September 2016.
Historically, the first flight to Beirut was operated by Czech Airlines (as Czechoslovak Airlines) on 2 September 1948. The route was serviced without interruption until 13 February 2012, when its operations were temporarily discontinued due to the company’s restructuring process. After more than four years, Czech Airlines has now renewed the route service under the same flight numbers, OK 296 and OK 297, and with the same departure times.