55555 passager

After two years of operations between Warsaw Chopin Airport and Kosice International Airport, the 55.555th passenger flew from Slovakia on LOT’s board. On this occasion, the rewarded person was given a voucher for Warsaw-Kosice flight. All other passengers were offered a sweat treat. That outstanding result was achieved thanks to increased freqencies to Kosice. The timetable consisting of 11 flights weekly enables the most comfortable travels to Poland and worldwide.

"As many as 55 555 passengers served since the flight was opened in March 2016 is undoubtedly a great achievement for LOT and the Kosice Airport.. By implementing our profitable growth strategy we always try to meet demand of our passengers because it is for them we are opening new routes. This impressive result proves that there is a high potential to grow further in the region. For this reason, we have been continousely extending the number of frequencies on Warsaw-Kosice route accounting for 11 flights weekly now vs. 6 flights per week when the operations has started. We are able to ensure now the most convenient transfers via LOT’s hub in Warsaw to Western European destinations, such as Germany, Scandinavia and to North America – to Newark, Los Angeles, Chicago and New York” – said Adrian Kubicki, Director of Corporate Communications.

Michael Tmej, CEO and chairman of the management board of Kosice International Airport said:

“We are pleased to celebrate a milestone of LOT Polish Airlines – their 55.555th passenger in Košice. The fact that LOT increased frequencies on its Warsaw – Kosice route from 6 to 11 flights per week in just two years is a proof that Košice is an attractive destination for both business and leisure travellers and that our catchment area has enormous potential. We are looking forward to continue in our fruitful cooperation and I whish to LOT a lot of satisfied customers and happy landings in Košice!

Flights to Kosice were among 26 new connections launched in 2016. Since then, the flagship carrier of Poland has announced 58 new routes. This is the result of consistently implementing profitable growth strategy, which assumes that LOT’s annual passenger traffic will have totaled 10.5 million passengers by 2020. Currently LOT’s passenger traffic is over 6.8 million passengers per year using the fleet comprising 54 modern aircraft. In total nine B787 Dreamliners branded by LOT are used to operate non-stop flights from Warsaw to New York, Newark, Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul as well as from Kraków to Chicago and from Rzeszów to Newark. In May 2018 LOT launched launch new long-haul connections from Warsaw to Singapore as well as from Budapest to New York City and Chicago.

LOT Polish Airlines is a modern airline connecting New Europe with the world. It provides almost 7 million passengers a year with the shortest and most comfortable travel options to more than 95 destinations worldwide via Warsaw, a competitive hub offering fast connections. As the only air carrier in the region, LOT offers direct long-haul flights to the USA, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore building its leadership position in Central and Eastern Europe. It operates one of the youngest fleets in Europe and is the only airline to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the world's most advanced aircraft, on all long-haul connections. LOT relies primarily on the passion and positive energy of its team members, including top-ranking pilots in the global aviation business, often champions in many aviation sports. With 89 years of experience, LOT is also one of the oldest airlines in the world and the most internationally-recognised Polish brand. This recognition is proven by numerous awards from industry organizations, the media, and above all – passengers. More up-to-date information for the media is available on the following website: http://corporate.lot.com/pl/en/press-room.

Press release

Kosice, 4 June 2018

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