Feb 28, 2024

Morning Briefing │ Wednesday, February 28th, 2024


Smartwings has become a fully Czech-owned company after Chinese state-owned CITIC Group sold its stake to local company Prague City Air, that also owns a 70% stake in Czech flag carrier CSA.

The announcement comes after Israir opted to suspend talks to purchase the 49.92% stake from the Chinese investor because of the geopolitical situation in the Middle East.


Škoda Auto is set to launch production of a compact sports utility vehicle (SUV) in India, the company said in a press release on Tuesday.The new compact SUV is expected to hit the roads in the first half of 2024.


An informal meeting of the foreign ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) countries will take place in Prague on May 30-31, the Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday.

The meeting will mark this year’s 25th anniversary of Czechia’s membership in NATO and the 75th anniversary of the alliance’s founding.


A new regular direct connection from Prague to Tashkent will be offered by Qanot Sharq Airlines from 18 April 2024. Flights to the capital of Uzbekistan will be operated once a week, every Thursday. Tickets can be bought on the airline’s website qanotsharq.com.


Wednesday is expected to be mostly overcast. Day temperatures will ranging between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius in most parts of the country, with the exception of the east, where they can reach up to 15 degrees Celsius.

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