Travel Service Airlines

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Travel Service Airlines
TravelService.JPG
IATA
QS
ICAO
TVS
Callsign
SKYTRAVEL
Founded 1998[1]
Operating bases Prague Airport
Focus cities
Subsidiaries Travel Service Poland
Travel Service Slovakia
Travel Service Hungary
Smart Wings
Fleet size 30 (+1 order)
Destinations 46
Headquarters Václav Havel Airport Prague
Prague, Czech Republic
Key people Jiří Šimáně (Unimex)[2]
Roman Vik[1][3]
Website www.travelservice.aero
Travel Service head office at Prague, Czech Republic.

Travel Service Airlines (incorporated as Travel Service, a.s.[3]) is an airline with its head office on the property of Václav Havel Airport Prague in Ruzyně, 6th district, Prague, Czech Republic.[4][5] It operates charter flights and also wet and dry leases aircraft to other airlines. It has a number of subsidiaries, in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. It also has a low cost scheduled airline, SmartWings.[1]

History[edit]

In 2007, the company carried 2.2 million passengers, in 2008, it carried 2.3 million passengers.

On 18 September 2007, the Icelandair Group acquired 50% stake in the carrier and purchased further shares to bring its holding to 80% by April 2008. In December 2008 it reduced its holding to 66% by selling shares to the other shareholders, Unimex.[6][7][8] In 2009 their stake was further diluted to 50.1% through a new share issue, and they also sold a portion of their stake to fellow owners reducing their holding to 30%[9][10] In 2009 Icelandair spun its 30% stake in Travel Service into a new company, that was the taken over by Icelandair's creditors.

Selected financial results of Travel Service, a.s.
million CZK 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Operating revenues 4,391 4,844 5,818 6,511 7,006
Operating profit 40 73 205 384 344
Net profit after tax (25) 15 156 4 212
Assets 1,074 1,205 1,564 2,226 1,653
Equity 70 62 237 158 409
Liabilities 1,004 1,143 1,327 2,068 1,245

Destinations[edit]

Fleet[edit]

A Travel Service Boeing 737-800 departs Brno-Tuřany Airport, Czech Republic. (2009)
A Travel Service Boeing 737-800. (2009)

The Travel Service fleet (including subsidiaries) consists of the following aircraft (as of Jan 2013):[11][12][13][14][15][16][17]

Travel Service Fleet
Subsidiary Aircraft In Fleet Orders Options Passengers Notes
Travel Service Airlines Boeing 737-800
Boeing 787[18]
Cessna Citation
Boeing 737 MAX 8
Airbus A320
29
0
3
0
10
0
0
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
186/189
TBC
9
TBC
180


Travel Service Hungary Boeing 737-800 2 0 0 186/189
Travel Service Poland Boeing 737-800 1 0 0 189
Travel Service Slovakia Boeing 737-800 2 0 0 186
SmartWings Boeing 737-800

Boeing 737-700

2

3

0

0

0

0

189

140

Total 30 1 0

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