LOT to take delivery of its first 787-9

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 23, 2018 10:23

LOT to take delivery of its first 787-9

LOT has taken delivery of its first 787-9 that landed in Warsaw after its first flight from Boeing Everett plant in Seattle. Its seating capacity is 294. The plane will be used on the Warsaw-Chicago route in March. The second and third 787-9s are scheduled to be delivered in 2018. These will operate flights to New York City (LO26/27), Toronto (LO45/46) and occasionally to Seoul under the LOT’s livery. The final aircraft under this contract is scheduled to be delivered to LOT early next year. By then the total number of Dreamliners in LOT’s fleet will have reached 12.

“LOT is the first airline in Europe whose long-haul fleet consists only of Dreamliners,” says Rafał Milczarski, LOT’s CEO. “They are still considered to be the most state-of-the-art aircraft in the world offering unparalleled travel experience in its class. Dreamliner is the driver of even faster growth of LOT, in that way making us even a more competitive, modern and environmentally-friendly. I am convinced that the B787-9s will open a new chapter in our history, significantly increasing the number of seats on the existing, most popular routes. Boeing 787-9will be perfect for our flagship flights to Chicago, New York City or selected Asian destinations and will enable us to launch completely new routes as well. Investments in our fleet enable us to grow and gain the leading position on the market in the Central and Eastern Europe in real terms.”

“ACG is delighted to deliver the first 787-9 Dreamliner for entry into service with LOT Polish Airlines, one of the premier international airlines in Europe. We appreciate the opportunity to work with Rafał Milczarski, LOT’s CEO, in expanding the airline’s fleet to this larger Dreamliner variant. We wish the airline continued success and look forward to further supporting LOT’s fleet expansion plans,” said Khanh T. Tran, CEO of ACG.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed March 23, 2018 10:23