LOT Polish Airlines to launch London City-Warsaw connection in January
LOT Polish Airlines has today announced the 100th connection in its network.
As of January, the Polish carrier will fly directly from Warsaw (WAW) to London City (LCY) up to twice a day.
For this special route to London City, LOT will acquire four brand-new Embraer 190 jets through a lease agreement.
The proposed schedule will enable travellers from Warsaw, as well as Vilnius, Kiev, Lviv, Riga, Bucharest, Larnaca or Tbilisi to complete their journey within one working day.
London City Airport, conveniently located in London’s Royal Docks, is the nearest airport to the business and financial centre of London, including the City of London just six miles away.
It is also expected that the route will appeal to leisure travellers seeking city breaks in either direction.
Adrian Kubicki, director corporate communications of LOT Polish Airlines, said: “We are extremely happy to announce this prestigious destination as our 100th connection in our network.
“LOT has a long-lasting history of operations to London Heathrow, where we are flying three times a day.
“Now we are opening the new chapter by putting two daily flights to London City into our offer.
“London City is the most convenient airport for those passengers willing to get to the City of London in the shortest and most comfortable way.”
To operate to London City LOT has decided to acquire brand four new Embraer E-190 jets through a lease agreement, which will be delivered to the Polish airline by the end of 2018 directly from the Embraer factory in Brazil.
The new Embraer E-190s will have capacity of 106 comfortable seats, which gives an efficient combination of optimum range and maximum number of passengers.
Richard Hill, chief commercial officer at London City Airport, said: “For the first time ever, a regular service between London City and Poland touches down with LOT Polish Airlines, boosting connectivity between London and Warsaw and adding another major European capital city to our route network.
“LOT’s arrival is a huge gain for London City Airport and its passengers, offering a gateway for trade and tourism in Central Europe and onward connections to Asia, and demonstrating the airport’s commitment to attracting new routes, greater choice and more airlines ahead of our £480 million development.
“It also demonstrates that, despite Brexit, London remains open for business and connections between Poland will continue to be vital for each country’s economy.”