Pardubice International Airport concluded a framework agreement on mutual cooperation with Travel Alliance, the association of five travel agencies. For the airport, this contract is very important as it indicates the rising possibility of air transportation to or from the East Bohemia Region as well as the higher attention of major companies engaged in air transport and follow-up segments.
"The agreement with Travel Alliance is the first step, and I believe that it will contribute to the development of air transportation in the region and to increase in volume of operations at the Pardubice Airport. Cooperation should help us in the development of charter flights, regular flights as well as general aviation, whether the commercial or private ones," said Hana Šmejkalová, a director of the Pardubice Airport. After last year's loss of regular flights to Russia the company must completely rethink the current trade policy. "What we expect from this cooperation is the development of business activities. Travel Agencies associated in the Alliance are not only active in leisure segment but also in Business and Incentive Travel and Customized Group Tours. The company takes care of corporate clients as well as congress organizers, or tailor-made tours," said Hana Šmejkalová.
Travel Alliance brings together travel agencies such as Nemo Selecta, OK-Tours, Thomas Cook, the Smart Agency and Čedok. The company represents the third largest seller of air transport, while addressing its service not only to the transportation of its own clients, but also to the related services from car rentals, through accommodation to travel insurance. "Our cooperation with Travel Alliance could therefore be beneficial for both, those who depart from Pardubice for holiday as well as East Bohemian businessmen and companies," said Hana Šmejkalová. Travel Alliance is also a major player on the Czech market air tickets sales and through the web portal www.poctiveletenky.cz (fair tickets) offers not only flights but also accommodation and other services.