• Joe Breitfeller

LOT Polish Airlines Resumes Flights to Select North American and Asian Destinations

LOT Polish Airlines announced the resumption of flights to some North American and Asian Destinations on Thursday including service to Toronto, Seoul and Tokyo-Narita. The carrier is also expanding their summer offer with numerous domestic and European flights.


LOT Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy LOT Polish Airlines

On Thursday (July 2, 2020), LOT Polish Airlines announced the resumption of service to select North American and Asian destinations including Toronto, Seoul and Tokyo-Narita. Toronto flights are available seven times weekly from July 1st, while flights to Seoul will operated 2-5 times weekly from July 3rd. Additionally, service to Tokyo-Haneda will operate 2-3 times weekly starting July 3, 2020. On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, LOT launched their first international flights since mid-March with flights to Berlin, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Barcelona, Prague, Budapest, Vilnius, Kiev, Dubrovnik and Split. In July, the carrier will also offer service to the UK, Albania, Montenegro and Ukraine. All long-haul flights will operate out of LOT’s base at Chopin Airport in Warsaw. The carrier is further launching a weekly Budapest-Seoul connection from July 20, 2020. In Thursday’s announcement, LOT Polish Airlines’ Board Member and Chief Commercial Officer, Michał Fijoł said,


“Despite the pandemic restrictions in effect, we are expanding our flight network route from week to week, complementing the resumed domestic and international flights with popular holiday destinations and now also with long-haul flight connections. The first sales figures show that Poles want to go on vacation and will be happy to spend their time abroad. Within a week from the start of the 'SummerWithLOT' campaign, the biggest summer campaign in the history of LOT Polish Airlines, we sold over 130,000 seats to individual passengers and tour operators. Many flight connections have already been sold out, and we plan to increase the frequency on selected routes. At the same time, there is great interest in new connections, which we have not offered so far from Warsaw.”


Including the new long-haul flights, LOT will offer flights to more than 70 destinations in July and August, with over 30 available as part of the 'SummerWithLot' promotion. The carrier is now offering approximately 250 weekly flights from Warsaw including seamless daily connections from over 30 domestic cities. Additionally, LOT is offering daily service to London-Heathrow from July 15th through July 31st, which will increase to twice-daily service in August. From July 4th, the airline will offer twice-weekly flights from Warsaw to Tirana and once-weekly flights to Tirana from Gdansk, and Katowice. LOT will also launch four times weekly service from Warsaw to Podgorica (Montenegro) and twice-weekly flights between Warsaw and Tivat from July 4th, and one weekly flight from Poznan to Podgorica starting July 9th, 2020. Finally, the Polish national carrier has resumed flights to Ukraine with twice-daily service between Warsaw and Kiev-Boryspol and will add service to Odessa from July 15th, 2020.


Further commenting on Thursday’s announcement, LOT Polish Airlines’ CEO, Rafał Milczarski added,


“The current situation forces us to adapt to the new reality such as national administrative regulations, international restrictions and security procedures. After several months of suspension of air connections, we at LOT are working intensively on restoring full operational capacity. Currently, passengers can already use the offer of about 250 flights per week and this number is still growing. Just a few weeks after the resumption of passenger flights within Poland, we have restored almost 70% of the destinations planned for 2020, including several dozen international flights and the first long-haul flights. We want our passengers to be able to fly more, farther and more comfortably. This is now the main objective of our operational activities.”


With ever-changing regulations, LOT reminds guests to review all restrictions in their destination countries prior to booking tickets. For example, customers wishing to travel to Cyprus will require a negative COVID-19 test result which can be taken up to 72 hours prior to departure. Additionally, they will need to register and complete a special declaration at least 48 hours prior to departure on the website www.travel.gov.gr. Passengers can find specific restrictions for various countries on the website for the International Air Transport Association (IATA).



Source: LOT Polish Airlines

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