LOT Polish will resume flights from London City airport at the end of the month, initially operating its service to the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.
The carrier will operate a total of 12 flights per week on the route (twice daily except Sunday) starting August 31. Flights will be served by Embraer 190 aircraft, with schedules as follows:
- LO271 departing Vilnius at 0630, arriving into London City at 0730
- LO272 departing London City at 0800, arriving into Vilnius at 1245
- LO273 departing Vilnius at 1710, arriving into London City at 1810
- LO274 departing London City at 1840, arriving into Vilnius at 2325
LOT’s LCY-Vilnius service launched in May 2019, and operates under a Public Service Obligation contract.
London City airport reopened on June 21 after a three-month closure, initially serving domestic routes, before adding international flights in mid-July to destinations including Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Málaga and Florence.
Meanwhile LOT Polish resumed European flights from Warsaw last month, and is now serving London Heathrow from the Polish capital.
Commenting on the news LOT spokesperson Krzysztof Moczulski said:
“We are pleased to reintroduce flights between Vilnius and London. After very difficult times of lockdown and suspension of international air travels caused by the global pandemic, we observe an increased passenger demand for international travels.
“Therefore, by the end of this summer we would like to invite onboard passengers who regularly travel between Lithuania and Great Britain. The reintroduced flights are expected to attract a lot of interest and contribute to a strengthening of relations between Lithuania and Great Britain.”