Contact: Nancy E. Vaughan
LOT POLISH AIRLINES’ DREAMLINER NOW A REALITY
Airline Takes Delivery of its first B-787
NEW YORK/CHICAGO, Nov. 15, 2012—For LOT Polish Airlines, the dream became a reality today when the carrier became the first European carrier to take delivery of the Dreamliner. LOT flew its first Dreamliner to Warsaw after a delivery ceremony in Seattle and the aircraft landed at Warsaw’s Chopin Airport at 10:51 a.m. local time and was greeted with a traditional water salute.
LOT’s Dreamliner flights will be operated in the US and Canada to Warsaw beginning Jan. 16 from Chicago, Feb. 1 from Toronto and Feb. 3 from New York City. The first LOT Dreamliner flight will begin on Dec. 14 from Warsaw to Prague. Over the next eight months, there are more European cities scheduled for Dreamliner short haul flights including Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt, Hanover, Kiev, Budapest and Brussels.
In preparation for the delivery of the B-787 Dreamliner, LOT Polish Airlines created an elite team of flight attendants to cater to the needs of passengers in all three cabins–business class called Elite Club features fully flat beds with ottomans, a 180°recline, over 10 inch screens, and power and USB ports at each seat; Premium economy called Premium Club offers a separate cabin with seats that recline 132° with power and USB ports in each seat. In economy class there are seat-back video screens at every seat.
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 over 50 destinations across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. 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.