Air Navigation Services of the Czech Republic saw its gross profit rise by more than CZK 70m year-on-year to CZK 479.6m amidst record-breaking sales worth more than CZK 4bn last year, the company said in a press release today. The increase in profit is connected mainly with more intensive air traffic over the Czech Republic.
"The company's economic results are reflecting the growing interest of air carriers in our services. Our primary goal is to meet customers' requirements for quality, capacity, cost effectiveness," CEO Jan Klas said.
Czech air space was used by 837,000 planes last year, compared to 780,000 planes in 2015. The aircraft weight and the flights length rose as well, which influenced the price that the airlines pay for the navigation. Prices of navigation services have been unchanged since 2009. Commercial activities such as training of pilots and foreign dispatchers generated CZK 92m. ANS CR´s biggest clients includes air carriers Lufthansa, Emirates and Turkish Airlines. A total of CZK 100m out of ANS CR's profit is transferred to the Transport Ministry's budget regularly.