LOT expands network to North America

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 7, 2018 11:47

LOT expands network to North America

Starting from June 2019 LOT plans to increase the frequency of flights on its North American routes (Canada and USA).

Flights from Warsaw to Toronto will increase from nine to 12 flights per week; flights to Los Angeles will increase from six to seven times a week; while flights to Newark will increase from four to five times a week (apart from that, weekly flights on the Rzeszów-Newark route will be maintained).

The increase in frequency is possible thanks to the expansion of LOT’s widebody fleet planned for 2019. Currently LOT has eight 787-8s (with 252 seats for passengers) and three 787-9s (294 seats). By the end of next year the total number of 787s in LOT’s fleet will have reached 15 allowing the carrier to boost its transport capacity by 40%.

The deliveries of other four aircraft in the larger 787-9 version are planned for 2019, including the first three scheduled to be delivered by the end of May. The new machines will be operated mostly on the routes from Warsaw: to Seoul, Tokyo’s Narita, Beijing and Chicago (also on the Chicago-Kraków route). Adding these airplanes to the fleet will allow to use other aircraft of that type on the flights to Toronto, Los Angeles and Newark.

“The increase in frequencies on those routes is very good news for our passengers. North America, i.e. USA and Canada, are our strategic long-distance markets. Enhanced passenger service to those destinations is consistent with LOT’s 2016-2020 strategy as part of which the Warsaw Chopin Airport hub is to be developed,” says Robert Ludera, Director of Network Planning and Scheduling Department at LOT.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw December 7, 2018 11:47