OLT Express starts operations with multiple launches of domestic routes in Poland
- On 1 April, OLT Express inaugurated its operations with a new service from Warsaw (WAW) to Gdańsk (GDN), while regular services launched on the following day. The new Polish airline, which made headlines in mid-February with its promise to revolutionise the domestic market, faces either the Polish flag carrier, LOT Polish Airlines, or its subsidiary eurolot on three out of the 10 routes. Competition is set to tighten, as both carriers respond to OLT Express’ entry; eurolot already announced the increase of frequencies in a number of markets, and will also follow OLT Express in the Poznań (POZ) to Gdańsk (GDN) market beginning in May. Among routes previously unserved, OLT Express brings Łódź (LCJ) back to Poland’s domestic market, as it adds services to Gdańsk (GDN) and Wrocław (WRO). Notably, OLT Express serves eight routes with A319s and A320s, providing capacity levels unheard of before in the country. The table below summarises all new routes launched by OLT Express this week.
|Gdansk (GDN)||Szczecin (SZZ)||8||ATR42|
|Wroclaw (WRO)||12||ATR72||Eurolot (7)|
|Warsaw (WAW)||41||A32S||LOT Polish Airlines (48)|
|Wroclaw (WRO)||Warsaw (WAW)||28||A32S||LOT Polish Airlines (40)|
|Katowice (KTW)||Rzeszow (RZE)||5||ATR72|
|Source: anna.aero new routes database, OLT Express website WF: Weekly frequency|