Ryanair runs daily flights to Brno, the former capital of the Czech Republic of Moravia, from London. Virgin Atlantic, in partnership with Transaero and Utair runs flights to Brno via Moscow from London (taking in connecting flights from other UK cities such as Edinburgh, Belfast and Manchester). The airport is based in the city centre and buses run regularly from the airport to the city's hotels, such as the nearby Parkhotel.
The city is largely a student town, however there is plenty for the travellers to do and see. There are churches, such as the Cathedral of St Peter and Paul which was historically a pagan site, worshipping the goddess Venus. Riverboats are available for tours round the city's waterways from April until October. Petrolheads will love the annual Grand Prix races in the city. The popular Cabbage market is renowned for the carp it sells directly from its fountains at Christmas time. Restaurants in Brno are known for their sushi as well as traditional European dishes. Exploring the Underground, where goods and people were hidden during the wars, is also a popular attraction.