PRAGUE (Reuters) – China’s Hainan Airlines will halt regular direct flights between Beijing and Prague starting in March, the Prague Airport and the Czech Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
No reason was given but relations between the Czech Republic and China have deteriorated sharply in the past months following a series of diplomatic spats. Flights to China by other carriers are not affected, the airport said.
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“We don’t have any official information why this step was taken,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Zuzana Stichova said. “We don’t know whether this is a temporary or definitive decision and whether this step is commercially or politically motivated.”
“In forthcoming negotiations, whether in Prague or Beijing, we are going to ask our Chinese partners about the reasons for this decision.”
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Hainan Airlines and China’s embassy in Prague did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
Hainan Airlines has operated the Beijing-Prague route since 2015 with, currently, three flights weekly.
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