Leo Express says it is achieving average load factors exceeding 70% on its Prague – Ostrava – Bohumin services, although it witnessed a temporary decline recently as a result of the flooding which disrupted train services across a large area of central Europe.

"We continue to sell out many of our Friday trains and we are now seeing fully-booked trains on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays," says Leo Express CEO Mr Leos Novotny. "We have been operating trains in multiple at peak times to cope with demand."

Leo Express competes with fellow open-access operator RegioJet on the Prague – Ostrava route, as well as incumbent operator Czech Railways (CD).

Earlier this month Leo Express revealed it has filed requests for train paths with Polish infrastructure manager PKP PLK for the Warsaw – Krakow/Katowice and Warsaw – Poznan – Szczecin lines.