LOT Polish Airlines commenced operations between Warsaw Chopin and Singapore on 15 May. Charged with the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the route were: Lee Seow Hiang, CEO, Singapore Airport; Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore’s Co-ordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transport; Piotr Gliński, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage; and Michal Fijol, CCO of LOT Polish Airlines.
LOT Polish Airlines commenced operations from Warsaw Chopin to Kaunas on 21 May, with the inaugural flight back to the Polish capital being the following day, a result of the aircraft night-stopping at the Lithuanian airport. Seen cutting the ribbon in Kaunas, officially opening the route, are: Vice Mayor of Kaunas, Simonas Kairys; CEO of Lithuanian Airports, Marius Gelzinis; and LOT Polish Airlines’ GSA for Lithuania, Raimondas Kesilis.
- LOT Polish Airlines added its latest Asian spoke to its network on 15 May – Singapore (SIN) – with the Star Alliance member now linking its Warsaw Chopin (WAW) hub to the destination three times weekly. The carrier will operate the 9,408-kilometre route using its 787-8s, with no other airline presently linking the two cities. “We are delighted to welcome LOT Polish’s new service which now connects us to Poland. This marks Singapore’s first non-stop link to Central and Eastern Europe, and will provide passengers with greater convenience and travel options. It also presents growth opportunities for leisure and business travel in both regions,” commented Lee Seow Hiang, CEO of Singapore Airport on the carrier’s launch. According to the Asian airport, in 2017 traffic between Singapore and the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region totalled over 258,000 passenger movements. Along with its flights to Singapore, another route launched by the airline from Chopin this week was Kaunas (KUN) in Lithuania, with LOT becoming the first hub carrier to serve the airport. Flights on the short 372-kilometre hop will operate six times weekly (no Saturday services) and be flown by the carrier’s fleet of Q400s. Services from the Polish capital city to the Lithuanian city will depart at 22:35, landing into Kaunas at 00:45, resulting in a night-stop at Kaunas. Return flights to Warsaw then depart the following morning at 06:15, allowing for seamless connections onto morning services from LOT’s hub to destinations throughout Europe, Asia and North America. See how Kaunas Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.