Contact: Nancy Vaughan
LOT ANNOUNCES LAUNCH DATES FOR NEW DREAMLINER SERVICE
New York/Chicago, Sept. 17, 2012–Marcin Piróg, LOT Polish Airlines CEO, officially announced the launch dates for its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner intercontinental service. The inaugural flight from Warsaw to Chicago will be on Jan. 16, 2013, followed closely by Toronto on Feb. 1 and New York’s JFK on Feb 3. Beijing will begin one month later on Mar. 3, 2013.
LOT Polish Airlines CEO Marcin Piróg said, “I can say with confidence this is a breakthrough moment for LOT. I am convinced the offer, which we are presenting to our passengers, will be of great interest and the Dreamliner will delight and meet the expectations of each traveler. I am sure our offer of Dreamliner flights is currently the best on the market because it is an ideal combination of an advantageous price with the highest standards of service on the most modern passenger plane in the world.”
Now that the dates have been announced, customers are able to begin booking their trips on the Dreamliner on LOT.com, via LOT reservations 416.236.4242 or with their travel professional.
LOT is offering three classes of service on the new aircraft, Economy Class, Premium Club (Premium Economy) and Elite Club (Business Class). All three classes will enjoy comfort beyond their expectations as well as the professional and friendly service of the Elite Fleet Crew.
With the introduction of a new class, Premium Economy, which will be referred to as Premium Club, LOT has fares starting as low as $1,342 from New York and Chicago to Warsaw. LOT’s new Business Class, referred to as Elite Club, have fares starting as low as $3,787 from New York to Warsaw and $4,087 from Chicago to Warsaw. Sample fares include all taxes fees and surcharges.
LOT is planning a media campaign beginning in Oct and has launched a microsite dedicated to the Dreamliner. It is meant to be a fun, informative and interactive platform for customers to learn more about the aircraft and the 3 classes of service on board LOT’s newest fleet addition.
About LOT Polish Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines has been connecting Poland with the rest of the world since 1929. Today, LOT’s fleet of 39 aircraft serves nearly 60 destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Its network is further enhanced by its membership in Star Alliance since 2003, which serves 1,356 airports in 193 countries across the globe. Future expansion is planned when LOT takes delivery of the most modern aircraft – the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in late 2012, further improving its fleet as well as positioning itself for long haul growth. As an award winning airline, consistently recognized by Business Traveller Magazine and Global Traveler Magazine, LOT is in a position to continue its growth and reputation as a European carrier with a global network.
About the Dreamliner
Follow this link to see the Elite Club, Premium Club and Economy Class seating – LOT’s Interior Photos of Dreamliner
Elite Club (Business Class)
Separate cabin with Elite Fleet crew
- Fully flat beds with ottoman; 180 degree recline
- 18 seats with 2-2-2 configuration
- 23” seat width, 78” seat pitch
- 15.4” seat back monitors
- Electronic seat control touchpad
- 4 way lumbar support
- USB port at each seat
- Power plug at each seat
- LED reading light at each seat
- Business Class check-in
- Fast track security wherever possible
- Priority baggage handling
- Generous baggage allowance
- Access to LOT VIP lounge, including 1 guest
- Priority boarding and deplaning
Premium Club (Premium Economy)
- Separate cabin
- Elite Fleet Crew
- 21 seats; 2-3-2 configuration
- 132 degree recline
- 19.5” seat width, 38” seat pitch
- Footrest and leg recline support
- Moveable/ adjustable headrests
- 10.6” video screen, stowed in center console/armrest
- USB port at each seat
- Power plugs at each seat
- Premium amenity kit
- Premium check-in (business class check-in lines)
- New- seat back video screens
- New – USB ports
- Power plug for electronic equipment