Poland welcomes the first Boeing 787 in Europe – LOT’s Dreamliner routes from Warsaw-Chopin Airport
Poland’s flag carrier LOT is the first European airline to welcome the newest Boeing 787 - the Dreamliner - in their fleet.
The state of-the-art aircraft offers a whole new quality and comfort of flight to the 18 passengers in the business class, 21 passengers in the premium economy class and 213 passengers in the economy class. Thanks to the cutting-edge technologies, the new aircraft from Boeing is very fuel-efficient, allowing lower operating costs.
The new acquisition to LOT’s fleet is belived to attract more passengers and possibly also investors, as the airline is currently looking for a major shareholder.
Dreamliner routes from Poland
Although the Boeing 787 has been designed to operate long-haul flights, initially it will be used on European routes only. The first commercial flight of the Polish Deamliner is to Prague in the Czech Republic and it is scheduled for 14 of December 2012. The further European routes of the Dreamliner will include destinations as Vienna, Hanover, Munich, Frankfurt, Kiev, Budapest and Brussels.
The long-distance flights of Boeing 787 from Poland are scheduled to commence on January 16 on the route to Chicago. More U.S. destinations will be added in the first quarter of 2013 as the United States are home to the largest Polish emigrant population. Other long-haul routes of the Polish Dreamliner will include Toronto and Beijing.
With more of the modern aircrafts – until the 2012 LOT will have acquired the total number of five Boeings 787 – Poland and Warsaw-Chopin Airport stand a chance to become a major European hub for inter-continental flights to the States, Canada and China.
The promotional prices of the Dreamliner flights from Warsaw-Chopin Airport on the European routes start from around £80. The first long-range flights of Boeing 787, from Warsaw to Chicago cost from around £380 in the launching campaign by LOT.