LOT NAMED BEST AIRLINE IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE BY BUSINESS TRAVELLER MAGAZINE
New York/Chicago, Sept. 20, 2012–Readers of the prestigious British magazine – Business TraveLler – have shown their appreciation of LOT Polish Airlines once again. The airline received an award for the best airline in Central and Eastern Europe.
Marcin Piróg, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines, attended the award ceremony, held at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, and gladly accepted the honor bestowed upon the airline.
LOT was awarded the title of the ‘Best Airline in Central and Eastern Europe’ by the readers who participated in a special survey on airlines meeting the highest standard of customer service, among other things. This makes it the 15th time the Polish carrier has received this distinction, the first being awarded in 1998.
The award from the British edition of Business Traveller joins a highly regarded collection of distinctions awarded to LOT. In addition to this award, LOT has previously received awards from Global Traveller magazine, as well as from the American edition of Business Traveller and Reader’s Digest.
LOT’s CEO Marcin Pirógsaid, “I’m glad our passengers notice and appreciate changes occurring at LOT. In recent months, we have developed a high-class passenger service standard, not only on board our planes but also at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw, which is our hub. We have introduced numerous solutions to make our passengers’ journey as comfortable as possible –shorter transfers, increasing numbers of self check-ins and more and more planes using “sleeves” at the airport, shorter baggage reclaim times as well as punctuality indexes. The regularity of LOT flights constantly kept at the top level is the best evidence of the highest quality of our services.”
Business Traveller magazine is one of the most important magazines in the British market targeting business-class travellers. It is read by representatives of managerial staff, managers and experts from the financial and tourist sectors. The magazine has been published in Great Britain since 1976.
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 Boeing 787 Dreamliner in late 2012, further improving its fleet as well as positioning itself for long haul growth. LOT will be the first European airline to operate the Dreamliner in scheduled service.