A new connection between London City Airport and Warsaw Chopin Airport has been welcomed by businesses and diplomats in Warsaw.
From today, Lot Polish Airlines will commence operations at London City Airport for the first time, serving the Polish capital city up to twice a day.
Joining the British ambassador, London City Airport, Lot Polish Airlines, and the Polish ministry of entrepreneurship and technology to celebrate the route during a London event, were representatives from Polish-based businesses, travel industry, and multinationals including PKO Bank Polski, Aviva, and the Warsaw School of Economics.
LOT’s arrival at London City, announced in June, represents a significant investment by Poland’s national carrier on the eve of the UK’s planned exit from the EU.
The frequent link between London’s most central airport and Warsaw will nurture continued close Polish-UK relations, based on the hugely important human and economic links between the countries.
At least one million Poles have moved to the UK since 2004 and Poland generates a €8.3 billion trade surplus with the UK each year.
Speaking from the British embassy in Warsaw, Jonathan Knott, British ambassador to Poland, said: “British-Polish relations are stronger than ever, with close cooperation between governments and unprecedented people to people links.
“Lot’s new route to London City Airport shortens the distance between our countries even further, boosting business and tourism.
“As Poland’s aviation sector continues to develop, with ambitious plans for a new hub airport and Lot’s expanding network of global destinations, the UK stands ready to share its vast expertise in this exciting industry to our Polish partners.”