Regular flights between Bratislava and Tel Aviv operated by Israeli airline Sun d’Or will be no more, as the company has lost its license, reports daily SME today.
Sun D’Or is a subsidiary of airline El-Al, which basically provided the company with all its airplanes and pilots. So far Bratislava Airport has received no official notification about flight cancellations, but without a license it is impossible for the company to operate now.
Czech company Travel Service has jumped on the chance to cover this highly popular line, and so will be operating flights once a week to Tel Aviv from the Slovak capital starting 27 March already. The company already planned to operate regular flights between the two countries, but initially planned to launch the line from June 2011.
Travel Service, a.s. has been present on the market for 14 years and is a leader in the charter flight market in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, while also gaining speed in Poland. The company also operated under the name of SmartWings and provides special business class charters through its Business jet taxi service. Travel Service, a.s. was ranked among the Czech 100 Best companies for 2009.