Lot Polish Airlines orders six more 737 MAXs

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 6, 2018 16:53

Lot Polish Airlines orders six more 737 MAXs

LOT adds six more 737 MAXs aircraft to its mid-haul fleet. Five machines will be delivered from the Boeing plant in Renton in 2018 and the last is bound to reach Warsaw in 2020. The aircraft will be obtained in co-operation with ALAFCO.

“Those new generation aircraft are perfect on the most popular mid-haul routes serviced by LOT, including from Warsaw to London, Madrid, Frankfurt and to Tel Aviv from regional airports,” said Adrian Kubicki, Director of Corporate Communications.”

LOT’s first and second 737 MAX aircraft were delivered in December 2017 from AirLease Corporation (ALC), the next of the six contracted machines are scheduled to be delivered in June and in late fall of 2018 and the last one’s delivery is planned in May 2019. Under the current contract with ALAFCO, six machines will be acquired, including five to be added to LOT’s fleet this year. The last one is to be delivered from the Renton plant in 2020. The operational leasing agreement’s term is nine years.

Ahmad A. Alzabin, ALAFCO’s Vice Chairman and CEO commented “Our agreement with LOT Polish represents a significant milestone for ALAFCO and marks the beginning of a long-term strategic partnership between the two companies. We firmly believe the 737 MAX aircraft will play an integral role in supporting the growth expectations and needs of our customers, given the fuel efficiency, reliability and low operating costs associated with the 737 MAX aircraft.”

The Boeing MAX aircraft will also be ultimately used to operate mid- and short-range flights from Warsaw also to London, Madrid, Astana, Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Barcelona, Moscow, Tbilisi and Kiev.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 6, 2018 16:53