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Czech ‘Airport’ flies to Chicago

Soap opera a big hit in the Windy City

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic’s No. 2 terrestrial web, Prima TV, may be struggling in the ratings at home, but it’s a hit in Chicago.

Czech-American OnlineTV, a digital station in the Second City, has picked up the first 84 episodes of Prima’s Prague-produced soap “Letiste” (Airport).

Skein, aired in the Czech Republic since fall 2006, follows the lives of bed-hopping flight crews and is one of Prima’s rare hits. Acquisition price was not reported.

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