Showing posts with label LOT. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LOT. Show all posts

06 July, 2018

LOT increases Dreamliner services over the winter 18/19 season

LOT Polish Airlines has said it will increase capacity on its Krakow - Chicago route from 28th October by introducing a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the service.  The 787-9 replaces a Boeing 787-8 and departs Krakow at 1625, landing in Chicago at O'Hare airport at 1950, the return departs at 2135 to land back in Poland at lunchtime on the next day,1335.

The airline also advises that it will be extending Boeing 787-9 operations on services from Warsaw into the winter 18/19 season, the routes are Warsaw to Chicago O’Hare, operating 6 times a week, 
Warsaw to Newark, NJ where the Dreamline will operate 1 of the 3 weekly rotations and 5 of the 7 weekly rotations the airline flies into New York's JFK airport. The airline will also be putting the 787-9 on some of the rotations to Seoul's Incheon airport and Toronto Pearson airport. 

22 June, 2018

LOT to start London City to Budapest direct service next year

LOT has announced the new direct flight from London City Airport to Budapest, starting on February 18th 2019.

The Polish Airline says tickets for the new service start from £135 round trip and will operate twice daily on Embraer Jets.

15 June, 2018

LOT Polish Airlines will fly into London City Airport with brand new E190's

LOT Polish Airlines will introduce its 100th connection in its route network on January 7th 2019 when the respected Polish carrier will fly directly from Warsaw to London City, up to twice a day. For this special route to London City, LOT will acquire 4 brand-new Embraer 190 jets.

Flights from Warsaw to London City will be operated according to the following schedule: Departures to LCY daily (except Sundays) at 7:15am, arrivals at 9:00am and daily (except Saturdays) at 4:15pm, arrivals at 6:00pm. Departures to WAW are scheduled daily (except Sundays) at 9:30am, arrivals at 1:00pm and daily (except Saturdays) at 6:30pm, arrivals at 10:00pm.

The following schedule enables particularly business travellers flying from Warsaw, as well as Vilnius, Kiev, Lviv, Riga, Bucharest, Larnaca or Tbilisi to complete their journey within one working day. London City Airport, conveniently located in London’s Royal Docks, is the nearest airport to the business and financial centre of London, including the City of London just 6 miles away. It is also expected that the route will appeal to leisure travelers seeking city breaks in either direction.

14 June, 2018

LOT's new Dreamliner enjoys special celebratory livery

The leading Polish airline, LOT are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland's independence with a super new livery on SP-LSC the airlines latest Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.

This special colour scheme takes its inspiration from the Polish flag as well as the movement of an aircraft flying through the skies at speed.  Proud of Polands Independence is emblazoned upon the rear part of the cabin fuselage, on one side is written in Polish and the other features the statement in English.

"2018 is a significant year for Poland due to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of regaining independence,” the airlines' corporate communication director, Adrian Kubicki, said at the unveiling, adding "LOT, as a national carrier, naturally acts as a Polish ambassador abroad.  - As a national carrier, we welcome in Poland guests from around the world, offering them almost one hundred connections within our network"

LOT's Boeing 787-9's typically feature a configuration of 24 business seats, 21 premium economy and 249 are normal economy seats and SP-LSC is the third of seven of the -9 variety of Dreamliners the carrier has on order.  The total complement of the popular airlines Dreamliner fleet will be 15 by the end of next year if all arrive as scheduled and will allow the airline to continue its expansion plans.

10 January, 2018

Emergency landing at Warsaw's Chopin Airport

 Warsaw's Chopin Airport has been closed after an emergency landing by a LOT Polish Airlines aircraft blocks runway.

The aircraft was operating flight LO3924 coming inbound from Krakow when it landed without its nose gear descended and engaged.  There are no reports of injuries to either passengers or crew at this stage.

The Bombardier Q400 aircraft experienced problems with its nose gear and landed with it retracted. Passengers managed to escape the aircraft after it came to halt, blocking the runway at Chopin. Emergency crews from the airports' fire and rescue service were soon on the scene and no injuries are reported.. Passengers escape the aircraft which came to a halt on the runway

03 December, 2017

LOT gets first Boeing 737 MAX

Planemaker Boeing and LOT Polish Airlines celebrated the delivery of the first 737 MAX for the European carrier, and the first entry of the type into the eastern European market. 

LOT, the Polish flag carrier, plans to take delivery of additional MAX aeroplanes as part of its development strategy to grow the airline.  The aircraft will be on a lease deals with the major aircraft leasing specialists Air Lease Corporation.

"We are proud to be one of the first carriers in the world with the state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in our short- and middle-haul fleet," said Rafal Milczarski, chief executive officer, LOT Polish Airlines. "We are already one of the fastest growing European airlines and I am certain that this big step forward will help us achieve our goals of increasing our operational effectiveness and improving our service.

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01 October, 2013

More 787 woes

Glitches are keeping Boeing's Dreamliners in the headlines, including two new problems that came to light during the weekend. The issues have been considered to be minor, but their frequency is creating operational frustrations among Boeing's 787 customers.
Reuters reports a Dreamliner for Polish airline LOT had to divert to Iceland on Sunday because of a glitch in the the aircraft's identification system, according to an airline spokeswoman.
The flight was en route to Warsaw from Toronto when it made the unscheduled stop at the Iceland's Keflavik airport near Reykjavik.
"The aircraft had to land due to an air identification system fault," LOT spokeswoman Barbara Pijanowska-Kuras tells Reuters. "The Norwegian authorities have refused permission to fly over its territory, even though other countries gave permission to fly over theirs."

01 November, 2011

LOT 767 Lands without wheels!

A Boeing 767 on a flight from Newark, New Jersey, made a dramatic emergency landing at Warsaw, Poland's Frederic Chopin International airport Tuesday after problems with its landing gear, an airport spokeswoman said.

All the passengers on the flight, from Newark Liberty International Airport to Warsaw, are safe and uninjured, she told CNN. Newark Liberty serves the greater New York area.
The LOT Polish Airlines flight, which had been due to land at 1:35 p.m. local time, circled above the airport for an hour before coming down in a belly landing at 2:40, she said.
"After noticing a central hydraulic system failure the standard procedure for emergency landings at Warsaw airport were implemented," LOT said in a statement, saying emergency crews were in place on the ground to assist.
There were 231 people aboard the flight, 220 of them passengers and 11 crew, the airline said.
The passengers "stayed calm" during the emergency landing and after reaching the terminal were cared for by support staff and psychologists, the airline added.