• Joe Breitfeller

LOT Polish Airlines Announces Expansion of Route Network With International Flights From July 1st

LOT Polish Airlines announced on Wednesday an expansion of their route network with international flights from July 1st, 2020. The schedule will include service to select Schengen countries including Germany, the Czech Republic and Norway.

LOT Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy LOT Polish Airlines

After international flight suspensions since March 13th, LOT Polish Airlines announced on Wednesday (June 17, 2020) that they will resume international flights starting July 1st, 2020. The carrier will offer service to select Schengen countries including Germany, the Czech Republic, Belgium and Norway as well as popular holiday destinations in Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria and Spain. The relaunch of international flights will also be accompanied by LOT’s ‘FLEX PLUS’ fares providing guests even further flexibility when managing reservations. In Wednesday’s announcement, Lot Polish Airlines CEO and President of the Management Board, Rafał Milczarski said in part,

LOT Resumes International Flights - Courtesy LOT Polish Airlines

“For the first two weeks of July, the network of LOT’s international flights has been planned with passenger safety in mind, which is always a priority for us, and to ensure comfort during travel. Most of the proposed routes are to Schengen countries, which have a stable epidemic situation and at the same time have abolished the quarantine obligation and other restrictions for travellers coming from other countries. Our customers can therefore plan their holidays, short recreational trips or business trips with confidence, knowing that they will be able to enjoy their journey abroad. At the same time, we strive to resume new directions and increase the frequency of flights. We are analyzing the possibility of launching scheduled passenger flights to the United States, which we are currently carrying out as a part of cargo transport.”

LOT will also resume flights from Budapest to Varna and Dubrovnik with a once weekly frequency during the weekend. Additionally, the carrier will maintain their existing domestic schedule with 30 flights daily, providing seamless transfers to international flights.

From June 17th, 2020, LOT introduced FLEX PLUS fares which are available on domestic, medium and long-haul flights except for Premium on short-haul flights. Tickets purchased with FLEX PLUS fares can be exchanged, returned or transferred to another passenger on preferential terms including free date changes, ticket data changes up to 48 hours prior to departure for a fee (250 PLN or €60) and cancellation of ticket prior to departure for a preferential fee. For short-haul flights the cancellation fee is €30 for Economy and €65 for Business and on long-haul flights the cost is €60 for Economy, €100 for Premium and Business. FLEX PLUS guests can also select their seats free of charge, except for Economy on long-haul flights and can cancel their tickets for €100 if they are a no-show for a flight. Tickets can also be cancelled free of charge within 24 hours of booking and 6 hours prior to departure if the tickets were booked less than 24 hours prior to departure.

Source: LOT Polish Airlines