LOT launches new connection to London City

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 14, 2018 16:57

LOT launches new connection to London City

From January 7, 2019, LOT will fly directly from Warsaw to London City (LCY) up to twice a day. For this special route to London City, LOT will acquire four brand-new Embraer 190 jets from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC).

“We are extremely happy to announce this prestigious destination as our 100th connection in our network. LOT has a long lasting history of operations to London Heathrow, where we are flying three times a day. Now we are opening the new chapter by putting two daily flights to London City into our offer,” says Adrian Kubicki, director corporate communications of LOT Polish Airlines.

Only few types of aircraft are eligible to land and take of at London City, which is why LOT has decided to acquire brand four new E190s, which will be delivered to the Polish airline by the end of 2018. The new Embraer E-190s will have capacity of 106 comfortable seats, which gives an efficient combination of optimum range and maximum number of passengers.

“LOT has an extensive experience in operations on Embraer jets family. In fact, together with our brand-new Embraer E-190s LOT will become the first and only airline to operate all existing types of Brazilian jets,” says Kubicki.

“We are delighted to further expand our partnership with LOT, on the placement of the new aircraft. NAC are extremely grateful for the opportunity to have worked closely with the airline to support their continued growth. We congratulate them on their network expansion and look forward to continuing our relationship with the Polish Airline,” said Martin Møller, Chairman of NAC.

“By the end of this year, with six E170s; twelve E175s; four E190s; and twelve E195s, LOT will have maximum flexibility to right-size for their routes, and fully exploit the commonality in their E-Jet fleet,” said Martyn Holmes, Vice President Europe, Russia, Central Asia, and Leasing, Embraer Commercial Aviation. “Launching three new routes into London City Airport with E190s, LOT joins the growing number of airlines at this challenging airfield where Embraer aircraft already perform 57.8% of all departures.”

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 14, 2018 16:57