Updated on January 3, 2020.
LOT Polish Airlines plans to launch a four-times-weekly service between Warsaw and Beijing Daxing International Airport.
The official WeChat account of Beijing’s new airport published a post in early July saying that the Polish flag carrier will fly to the new airport from October 28, 2019. However, it has decided to postpone the launch of the service until mid-January due to problems with the Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engines on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The outbound flight is scheduled to leave Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) at 2240 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, and land at Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX) at 1420 the following day. The return leg is set to depart from Beijing at 1600, before arriving in Warsaw at 1845 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
|LO89||Warsaw (WAW)||Beijing Daxing (PKX)||2240||1420 (+1)||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday|
|LO90||Beijing Daxing (PKX)||Warsaw (WAW)||1600||1845||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday|
LOT will deploy a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner or a Boeing 787-9 on this route, according to the new airport’s official WeChat account. The airline’s three-class B787-8 aircraft has 18 seats in business class in a 2-2-2 configuration, 21 seats in premium economy in a 2-3-2 layout, and 213 economy class seats configured 3-3-3.
LOT’s B787-9 aircraft has 24 seats in business class in a 2-2-2 congifuration, 21 in premium economy in a 2-3-2 configuration and 249 in economy class configured 3-3-3. Each business class seat is equipped with a movable curtain, a USB port, individual lighting and a built-in table.
Tickets can be purchased on the carrier’s official website, via its call centre or sales agencies from July 10.
Meanwhile, the carrier will continue its 2012-launched thrice weekly flights between Warsaw and Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), the Chinese capital’s main airport serving Beijing that opened back in 1958. The combination of this existing service and the new service to Daxing will see LOT’s flight frequency between Warsaw and Beijing increase to daily.
|LO91||Warsaw (WAW)||Beijing Capital (PEK)||1630||0635 (+1)||Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday|
|LO92||Beijing Capital (PEK)||Warsaw (WAW)||0845||1220||Monday, Wednesday, Friday|
Passengers travelling with LOT from Beijing Daxing International Airport can travel between the two cities in less than ten hours, according to the WeChat post. They can also easily transfer from Warsaw Chopin Airport to other destinations in Europe, including Sweden, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, London, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Bucharest and Vilnius.
LOT now operates regular direct flights to several destinations in the Asia-Pacific region, including Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Singapore. The Polish carrier will launch a non-stop service between Warsaw and New Delhi beginning on September 17, and according to Routesonline, it will also fly three times a week to Colombo from November 3 this year.
Business Traveller Asia-Pacific previously reported that Finnair will offer thrice weekly flights to the new airport, which is set to begin operations by the end of September.