LOT Polish Airlines has become the eighth carrier and first European airline to take delivery of the Boeing B787 Dreamliner.
The carrier will operate the aircraft on short-haul routes “across Europe” during December, before rostering the Dreamliner onto its Warsaw-Chicago service from January, followed by routes to New York, Toronto and Beijing.
LOT has a total of eight B787s on order, configured for 18 business class seats in a 2-2-2 layout, 21 premium economy seats configured 2-3-2, and 213 economy seats configured 3-3-3.
Speaking at the delivery event in Seattle, LOT’s CEO Marcin Pirog said:
“This is a historic moment for LOT. I am convinced that the addition of the Dreamliner to the fleet of one of the world’s oldest airlines is a crucial moment that will launch a new era of European aviation. I believe it is also the beginning of an exciting journey for LOT with the most modern passenger airplane in the world.”
For more information visit lot.com.
Report by Mark Caswell