Industry Polish Lot orders three additional Boeing 787


The Polish flag carrier Lot has announced it has ordered three additional Boeing 787-9 to expand its long-haul fleet.

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All three aircraft will be leased from Avolon and are scheduled for delivery in mid-2019. The aircraft will be leased for a period of 12 years.

“The new aircraft mean new connections. We are glad that thanks to another contract for new Dreamliners, we will be able to continue to develop our network of long-haul connections in record time. In total by the end of 2019 we will have had as many as 15 Boeing787s, which not only is LOT’s historical record but also evidence that we can actually recognize our strategy as successfully implemented. LOT betted on an aircraft larger than its B787-9s with a seating capacity of 294 and hit the bull’s eye as the interest in our services among passengers has been steadily increasing” says Adrian Kubicki, Head of LOT’s Corporate Communications.”

Including the new three ordered B787-9, the Polish carrier is now waiting for seven larger Dreamliner aircraft. The first B787-9 has already entered into service and operates flights from Warsaw to Toronto and Chicago.

Beside the B787-9, LOT operates a long-haul fleet of eight smaller B787-8. With the new order, LOT will operate a fleet of 15 Dreamliner from its hub in Warsaw and the new long-haul base at Budapest Airport.

LOT has configured its B787-9 with 24 seats in business, 21 seats in premium economy and 249 seats in economy class. The B787-8 offers 18 seats in business, 21 in premium economy and 213 in economy class.

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