Category Archives: LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines welcomes its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Warsaw

LOT Polish Airlines on March 23 welcomed its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to its Warsaw base. The pictured SP-LSA, landed at the Warsaw Chopin Airport.

The new airliner was handed over from Boeing on March 22.

This is the crew that took SP-LSA to WAW.

All photos by LOT Polish Airlines.


LOT Polish Airlines to fly to Moscow Domodedovo

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LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw) will initiate a new route linking the Warsaw hub with Moscow (Domodedovo) on June 3, 2018. It will operates six days a week with Embraers according to Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: LOT Polish Airlines Embraer ERJ 190-200LR (ERJ 195) SP-LNA (msn 19000415) LHR (Keith Burton). Image: 910513.

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LOT’s Q400 SP-EQG nose gear collapses on landing, closing Warsaw Chopin Airport (now open)

EuroLOT ( Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) SP-EQG (msn 4423) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 922297.

LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw) flight LO 3924 from Kraków to Warsaw (Chopin) (WAW) on January 10, 2018 with the pictured Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) SP-EQG landed safely on runway 11 at WAW. However the nose geared collapsed on landing, closing the runway and the airport. WAW was later reopened.

LOT Polish Airlines issued this statement on social media:

An emergency landing of the LOT’s aircraft Bombardier Q400 SP-EQG (LO 3924) occurred today at 19:19 p.m. local time at Warsaw Chopin Airport. All of 59 Passengers and 4 cabin crew members onboard are safe and have been taken care of immediately. The cause of the incident will be put through the detailed investigation. All Passengers of the canceled flights will be provided with a special care and re-accommodated accordingly.

At 11.15 p.m. Warsaw Chopin Airport has been opened and the traffic has been returning to normal. LOT’s flights previously redirected to other cities are gradually flying back to Warsaw.

Social media photo:

Top Copyright Photo: EuroLOT ( Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) SP-EQG (msn 4423) BRU (Karl Cornil). Image: 922297.

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LOT Polish Airlines to fly to Dubrovnik

Delivered on July 1, 2017

LOT Polish Airlines (Warsaw) has announced it will operate three weekly flights from Warsaw to Dubrovnik, Croatia starting on May 3, 2018 according to Radio Poland.

LOT Polish Airlines currently flies to Zagreb and Split. It will also operate seasonal flights to Pula and Zadar.

The carrier intends to operate 21 flights a week from Warsaw to Croatia during the 2018 summer season.

Copyright Photo: LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 737-89P WL SP-LWD (msn 32802) BCN (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 938921.

LOT Polish Airlines to add Warsaw – Nuremberg flights

LOT Polish Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-100STD SP-LDH (msn 17000069) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 912517.

LOT Polish Airlines on May 7, 2018 will add nonstop service to Nuremberg from its Warsaw hub according to Airline Route.

This represents the seventh German destination.

Copyright Photo: LOT Polish Airlines Embraer ERJ 170-100STD SP-LDH (msn 17000069) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 912517.

ALC leases the first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 to LOT Polish Airlines


LOT Polish Airlines' first Boeing 737-8 MAX 8, delivered on December 1, 2017

Air Lease Corporation has announced the delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Seattle, Washington.  The aircraft, a Boeing 737-8 MAX 8, is the first of six 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft on long term lease to LOT Polish Airlines from ALC’s order book with Boeing.  This event also marks the first Boeing 737 MAX to operate in Central and East Europe, as well as the first 737 MAX aircraft in LOT Polish Airlines’ fleet.

Officially the pictured Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 SP-LVA (msn 64067) was handed over on December 1, 2017. It departed for Warsaw via a fuel stop at Keflavik, Iceland.

Since inception, ALC has purchased and delivered 75 new 737-800s and ordered a total of 130 737 MAX aircraft, the first of which delivered to LOT.

Later, Boeing issued this statement:

Boeing and LOT Polish Airlines celebrated the delivery of the first 737 MAX for the carrier, ushering the new and improved 737 airplane into the central and east Europe market. The jet is also the first MAX placed by leading airplane lessor Air Lease Corporation.

Boeing, LOT Polish Airlines celebrated the delivery of the carrier's 737 MAX. The airplane is seen here departing Boeing's delivery center in Seattle. (Paul Gordon photo).

LOT, the Polish flag carrier, plans to take delivery of additional MAX airplanes as part of its strategy to profitably grow its airline.

The 737 MAX delivers the highest efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market by incorporating the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, the Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays, and other improvements. The efficiency gains helped make the MAX the fastest selling airplane in Boeing history with more than 4,000 orders to date from 92 customers worldwide.


Apart from the six 737 MAX 8s, LOT plans to expand its fleet of super-efficient and passenger-pleasing Dreamliners by adding four more 787-9s by the end of 2019.

The airline is using the new airplanes to grow its network. Since 2016, LOT has announced the launch of 42 routes, including long-haul service from Warsaw to Los Angeles, Newark and Kraków to Chicago. In May 2018, LOT will launch connections from Warsaw to Singapore as well as from Budapest to New York City and Chicago.

Copyright Photo:  Joe G. Walker. LOT Polish’s first 737-8 MAX 8, SP-LVA (msn 64067) departs BFI at 15:58 as flight “Pole Lot 9737” on December 1 bound for KEF.


LOT Polish Airlines to introduce its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in 2018

LOT Polish Airlines is adding three new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners next year. The new 787-9s will be leased from the Aviation Capital Group.

The Boeing 787-9 a stretched version of the current Boeing 787-8.

In LOT’s three class configuration the 787-9 will fly 294 passengers: 24 in business, 21 in premium and 249 in economy class. The 787-9 will be the largest aircraft in the history of LOT.

The flag carrier is planning to add the new type to Chicago (O’Hare) on March 30, 2018 according to Airline Route followed by New York (JFK) on April 30, 2018. Seoul (Incheon) will also see an upgrade to the 787-9 on June 30, 2018 and Toronto (Pearson) on July 1, 2018.

LOT Business Class on the Boeing 787:

LOT Premium Economy on the Boeing 787:

LOT Economy Class on the Boeing 787:

All images by LOT Polish Airlines.