LOT Polish Airlines will begin a year-round service from Warsaw to Tokyo Narita in January.
The carrier will operate a three-class B787-8 Dreamliner on the three-times weekly route.
On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, outbound service LO079 will depart Warsaw Chopin airport at 1500 and arrive at Tokyo Narita at 0920 the next day.
Return service LO080 will run on Thursdays, Saturdays and Mondays and will leave Tokyo at 1105 and land in Warsaw at 1440 the same day.
The summer timetable, which begins at the end of March, will see outbound flight LO079 depart Warsaw at 1520 and arrive in Tokyo at 0845 the next day, with return flight LO080 leaving Tokyo at 1015 and landing in Warsaw at 1425.
LOT said the service is “the first direct connection from Poland and Central Eastern Europe to Japan”.
Sebastian Mikosz, the airline’s CEO, said: “Thanks to this new connection to Japan, LOT’s hub will play an even more important role. Already, our connections ensure the most effective and much shorter transfer times than larger transfer hubs in Western Europe.
“This means a measurable benefit for both business and leisure passengers who, choosing LOT, will now fly from Poland or other countries in Europe to Japan in the most comfortable and time efficient way.”
Earlier this month, ANA announced it will discontinue its daily B787-8 service between Tokyo Narita and Paris from October 25 (see news, June 4).