LOT Polish Airlines’ Warsaw to Beijing
Poland’s First Lady, Anna Komorowska, helped LOT Polish Airlines’ CEO, Marcin Piróg, and Chopin Airport’s CEO, Michał Marzec, in relaunching LOT’s route from Warsaw to Beijing. Marzec said: “Our passengers expect us to offer direct long-haul flights. We are happy to be able to meet these expectations together with LOT.”
After landing, Poland’s First Lady together with other passengers on LOT’s maiden flight were welcomed to China’s capital with flowers.
- On 29 May, LOT Polish Airlines introduced thrice-weekly services from Warsaw (WAW) to Beijing (PEK). The 7,000-kilometre route between the capitals of Poland and China is currently offered with 767-300ER aircraft. Marcin Piróg, president of LOT Polish Airlines, said: “LOT is going back to the Far East, the world’s fastest developing region. We are very well prepared to introduce flights to Beijing. We have convenient slots, high-class airports in the centre of both cities, a Star Alliance partner Air China and high standard of in-flight service during just a nine-hour flight. The prestige of the route will soon be enhanced by introducing the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.” LOT previously briefly offered the route in the run-up to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but was forced to withdraw from the market following Russia’s cancellation of the airline’s permit for flights over Siberia.