Prague - Czech national air carrier Czech Airlines (CSA) transported more than 4.2 million passengers in the first nine months of this year, up by nearly 5 percent on the year, spokeswoman Daniela Hupakova told CTK.
Nearly 3.6 million passengers were transported on regular flights, she said.
A total of 685,000 passengers travelled by charter flights in Q1-Q3, a rise of 15 percent year-on-year.
Charter flights make up 15 percent of CSA's flights.
"The transport results confirm the correctness of the decision to operate more flights, for instance, to Russia and other destinations in eastern Europe," CSA vice-president for marketing and sale Petr Rehak has said.
CSA wants to fly more frequently to Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Odessa, Tallinn, Sarajevo and Bucharest in the winter season, which begins on Oct 29.
Cargo and mail transport increased by 4.1 percent to 16,400 tonnes in Jan-Sept.
In H1, CSA sustained a CZK 800 million loss, with accumulated losses at CZK 1.1 billion.
CSA is going through restructuring to be in the black again.