LOT POLISH AIRLINES INAUGURATES DREAMLINER SERVICE FROM CHICAGO TO WARSAW TODAY
CHICAGO, June 5, 2013—LOT Polish Airlines is inaugurating 787 Dreamliner daily nonstop service from Chicago to Warsaw today, Wednesday, June 5, and will make aviation history as the first international Dreamliner flight from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
LOT’s inbound Dreamliner flight from Warsaw is scheduled to touch down at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport at 3:20 p.m. and upon arrival will be welcomed with a traditional water salute. The first LOT Dreamliner trip from Chicago will depart at 5:25 p.m., and arrive the next day in Warsaw at 9:55 a.m. The flights were previously operated with B767s.
LOT’s first attempt to inaugurate the Dreamliner service from O’Hare on Jan. 16, 2013 was aborted just hours before departure after the Federal Aviation Administration temporarily grounded the aircraft.
LOT is the first European carrier to operate the Dreamliner with three of the eight already delivered to the airline. LOT’s Dreamliner inaugural flight from Chicago to Warsaw is followed closely by Toronto on June 7. LOT’s began Dreamliner flights from New York’s JFK to Warsaw on June 1.
LOT’s Dreamliner has 18 seats in Elite Club (business class), 21 in Premium Club (premium economy) plus 213 seats in economy class.
“Chicago will receive daily LOT Dreamliner service and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays and there is a second Dreamliner flight scheduled from Chicago to Warsaw later in the evening,” said Tomasz Dakowski, LOT Polish Airlines Director of Sales. “We offer the two flights on some days in the summer because Chicago has historically been our number one US destination. The support of the largest Polish population outside of Poland in this region has especially contributed in making our flights a success.”
In preparation for the Dreamliner flights, LOT implemented a new design inspired by traditional and famous symbols of Poland. These changes are reflected in the new aircraft interiors, inflight menus with its new selection of beverages, on-board equipment, toys for children and other amenities. The quality of service offered is an additional asset with specially trained Elite Fleet cabin crews, new comfortable classes of service-Elite Club and Premium Club- as well as the unique product on board the aircraft.
Travellers may purchase LOT tickets via LOT reservations, travel professionals, online travel sites and LOT.com. As a member of the Star Alliance, LOT Polish Airlines passengers can earn and redeem miles on any Star Alliance member’s frequent flyer program when flying LOT.
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 North America and Asia. Its network is further enhanced by its membership in Star Alliance since 2003, in which the 27 member airlines serve 1,329 airports in 194 countries across the globe. 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.