Polish flag carrier announces new destinations – The First News
Polish national carrier LOT will expand its summer schedule of flights from Warsaw to five new destinations, the airline’s CEO has announced.
Rafał Milczarski, told reporters in Chicago on Saturday that during the next summer season, LOT will launch direct flights from Warsaw to Mumbai, Cairo, Sarajevo, Baku and Pristina.
He added that following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, LOT canceled its flights to Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
“In order to compensate for lost connections and to keep our planes full, we tried to replace them with new destinations,” Milczarski said, speaking at a press conference marking the 50th anniversary of the Warsaw-Chicago LOT-Route de Warsaw.
“Direct flights to Mumbai will be launched on May 31,” the CEO said, adding that the new year-round connection will be operated by Dreamliner planes twice a week during the summer season.
Flights to Cairo, which will also launch on May 31 as a year-round route and will be operated by Embraer 190 aircraft, will take off five times a week during the summer season.
On May 30, LOT will launch its first connection to Bosnia and Herzegovina, with five weekly flights to Sarajevo. It will also be a year-round destination.
A year-round Warsaw-Baku-Warsaw route will open on May 27. Four flights per week are planned.
“Direct flights to Pristina, the capital of Kosovo, will be launched on June 6. Four flights a week are planned during the summer season, until September 22,” Milczarski said.
The Polish State Treasury holds a 69.3% stake in LOT, 30.7% of the shares are held by the Polish aeronautical group.