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Czech Airlines enjoys modest passenger growth during 2008

The number of people booking flights on Czech Airlines increased by 2.4 percent last year to more than 5.6 million.

The number of people booking flights on Czech Airlines increased by 2.4 percent last year to more than 5.6 million, the airline has revealed.

Despite the positive figure, the global financial crisis has taken its toll, with growth slowing compared to 2007.

Between October and December, the airline recorded a fall in passenger numbers, with flights in western Europe being the hardest hit.

Czech Airlines has said that the number of passengers it carries is expected to fall further as the economic downturn continues to take its toll.

Commenting on its quality of service, a Czech Airlines statement said: "Czech Airlines has ranked on a sustained basis at the top of the European ranking that is regularly published by the Association of European Airlines."

The carrier was ranked second out of 27 airlines in Europe for 2008 in terms of international departures leaving on time.

Czech Airlines announced last month that it planned to increase its number of flights to Toronto from three to four a week during the summer.

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