|Operating bases||Václav Havel Airport Prague|
|Headquarters||Prague, Czech Republic|
Smartwings, a.s. (formerly Travel Service, a.s.) is the largest Czech airline, with its head office on the property of Václav Havel Airport Prague in Ruzyn?, 6th district, Prague. It operates scheduled and chartered flights, mainly to leisure destinations, and also wet and dry leases its aircraft to other airlines. It also owns 98% of Czech Airlines, and has subsidiaries in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia, but also operates from France, the Canary Islands and Israel.
In 2007, the company carried 2.2 million passengers, and a year later about 2.3 million passengers. In 2014, it carried 4.3 million passengers, about 1.2 of them on regular flights under the brand name Smartwings.
On 18 September 2007, the Icelandair Group acquired 50% stake in the carrier, and purchased further shares to bring its holding up to 80% by April 2008. In December 2008 it reduced its holding to 66% by selling shares to the other shareholders, Unimex. In 2009 their stake was further diluted to 50.1% through a new share issue; they also sold a portion of their stake to fellow owners, reducing their holding to 30% In 2009 Icelandair spun its 30% stake in Travel Service into a new company, which was taken over by Icelandair's creditors. Chinese investment group CEFC China Energy now holds a 49.9% stake in Travel Service.
In October 2017 it was announced that Travel Service planned to transfer its branding from an airline to a holding company, and would move all of its operations under the Smartwings brand. In 2018, it was announced that the Travel Service livery would be replaced by the Smartwings livery. Also in that year, deliveries of the new Boeing 737 MAX began.
Travel Service was renamed to Smartwings, the name of its former low-cost subsidiary, in December 2018.
|Net profit after tax||47||158||60||192||193||(500)|
|Equity||575||735||777||982||1 981||1 443|
|Airbus A320||1||—||–||180||180||One leased from Star East Airline|
|Boeing 737-400||3||—||–||168||168||One leased from Star East Airline|
One leased from Yanair
One leased from Cargoair
|Boeing 737-800||35||—||18||150||168||5 aircraft are leased from Swift Air|
3 aircraft are leased from Sunwing Airlines.
2 aircraft are leased from Air Explore
|Boeing 737 MAX 8||7||32||–||189||189||Deliveries until 2021|
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