LOT Polish begins Warsaw Chopin – Dublin, an unserved market of 30,000
Warsaw Chopin to Dublin
LOT Polish began Warsaw – Dublin on 23 August after a 13-year absence.
The 1,831-kilometre route is served four-weekly. While it initially uses 108-seat Embraer 195s, it’ll revert to 186-seat B737-800s for the winter.
OAG Traffic Analyser, using MIDT booking data, shows that just over 30,000 flew indirectly between the two capitals last year, clearly showing how demanded the route is.
LOT will see no direct competition, but it will compete indirectly with Ryanair’s eight-weekly Dublin – Warsaw Modlin, which began back in 2012.
Of course, LOT will also have connecting passengers, albeit limited in volume, as part of its traffic mix.
Aer Lingus previously operated Dublin – Warsaw for many years. Back in 2010, the carrier had 137,000 seats on the airport-pair, with a once-daily, year-round offering.