[photopress:Airlines_Lot.jpg,full,alignright]Polish flag air carrier PLL LOT will, after nearly 10 years, resume flights to China as of March 30, 2008. Ticket sales start immediately.
LOT hopes the re-opening of the route, with four scheduled flights a week, will allow the firm to expand its long-distance network and profit from increased air travel between Europe and Asia.
LOT CEO Piotr Siennicki said in a published statement, ‘The beginning of flights to Beijing is a first step towards enlargement of the long-distance destination network in the eastern direction. Due to stronger economic contacts between the Asian states and Poland and the whole of Europe and more tourist travel to that area, the Far East is a natural direction for LOT.’
LOT also hopes that the route will help Warsaw airport become a regional hub.
LOT will offer four flights a week: on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Warsaw and on Mondays Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from Beijing.
LOT plans to operate mainly Boeing 767 on the route, although these will be replaced with B787 Dreamliner from the fall of 2008.
Source: Virtualna Polska