London City welcomed LOT Polish Airlines and its inaugural arrival from Warsaw Chopin on 7 January. Martyn Holmes, VP for Commercial Aviation at Embraer; Richard Hill, CCO, London City Airport and Adrian Kubicki, Director of Communications for LOT Polish Airlines were on the apron to see off the first departure back to Poland. Flights will operate twice-daily on weekdays and daily on Saturdays and Sundays.
- LOT Polish Airlines introduced two new connections from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) in the past few weeks, beginning with the inaugural flight to Turin (TRN) on 29 December 2018, followed by the launch of a new connection to London City (LCY) on 7 January. The Turin sector will operate once per week on Saturdays during the peak ski season. The 1,242-kilometre Italian link will be flown by the carrier’s 737 MAX 8s, and OAG data shows there is incumbent competition in the form of Travel Service and Wizz Air, which both already serve this airport pair with weekly flights. The 1,432-kilometre London City connection will operate 12 times per week, with double-daily flights on weekdays and single rotations on Saturdays and Sundays. Richard Hill, CCO at London City Airport, said: “Today, for the first time in a decade, a regular service between London City and Poland has commenced, strengthening the ties between our countries, encouraging tourism and fostering business links between London and Warsaw – now and in the future. Warsaw is another major European capital city to add to our route network, boosting our Central European offer, and providing onward connections to Asia through LOT Polish Airlines’ extensive network.” LOT Polish will add further connections to London City from Budapest (begins 18 February) and Vilnius (1 May). The airline acquired four new 106-seat E190 aircraft from Embraer towards the end of 2018 to allow it to operate into London City.