THE SLOVAK airline Danube Wings, established in 2008, and associated with tycoon Vladimír Poór has wound up its air transport activities, the Hospodárske Noviny daily wrote on December 13.
“The company finished, employees were fired, the project is over,” an unnamed employee of the company told the daily.

The company did not comment further on the issue. Customers who have an unused air ticket from Danube Wings can contact the company by e-mail to ask for a refund.

On November 29, the company cancelled its only regular domestic flight between Bratislava and Košice. Soon after, on December 11, Czech Airlines (ČSA) started regular flights on this route.

“The flight connection between the cities of Prague, Bratislava and Košice is a traditional route and, without a shadow of doubt, belongs to the flight map of our Central European region,” Bratislava airport Director Ivan Trhlík told the TASR newswire.

In the current winter season, the flight from Slovakia to Prague is connected to other ČSA flights bound from Prague to other locations such as Barcelona, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Kiev, Milan and Moscow, with transfer times to be spent in Prague of up to two hours. The number of connected flights is to be gradually extended to Madrid, Nice, St Petersburg, Zurich and Geneva. By making such a move, ČSA intends to contribute to the connection between regions and bolster their attractiveness in the eyes of domestic as well as foreign investors.