Fly di­rect from War­saw to Delhi

Pol­ish flag car­rier and mem­ber of Star Al­liance, LOT Pol­ish Air­lines is set to launch a new di­rect ser­vice be­tween War­saw and New Delhi, com­menc­ing Septem­ber 17, 2019.

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T Air­lines will com­mence on Septem­ber 17 from War­saw‘s Chopin Air­port to New Delhi’s tak­ing off from New Delhi on Septem­ber 18. Elab­o­rat­ing on the same, Michal Fi­jol, Chief - ber of the Board, LOT Pol­ish Air­lines said, “Af­ter a gap of 25 years, it is great for LOT Pol­ish Air­lines to re­turn to the In­dian mar­ket, which is ex­tremely im­por­tant and strate­gic for us. The In­dian econ­omy is grow­ing fast, at a pace of more than 7 per cent an­nu­ally. Fur­ther­more, the Pol­ish econ­omy grew fast in 2018 at 5 per cent per an­num. The re­la­tion­ship be­tween both th­ese economies is im­por­tant and will grow and the di­rect even fur­ther.” LOT Pol­ish Air­lines has strong long-haul op­er­a­tions in North to New York JFK as well as Ne­wark Air­port, Chicago, Toronto and Los An­ge­les. We are also start­ing op­er­a­tions to Mi­ami ef­fec­tive June 1, 2019. Fur­ther­more, we are now en­hanc­ing our Asian long-haul op­er­a­tions Bei­jing, Sin­ga­pore, As­tana and soon to New Delhi. It’s an im­por­tant mar­ket and thus we from the be­gin­ning. It’s a part of the world where we see that be­cause of the eco­nomic en­vi­ron­ment. We will now be con­nect­ing two Star Al­liance hubs: one in War­saw—the hub for Cen­tral and East­ern Europe as well as for some des­ti­na­tions in West­ern Europe and the sec­ond be­ing New Delhi.”

War­saw: an avi­a­tion hub

Gate­way for trans­fer pas­sen­gers

The new route launch fea­tures ex­cel­lent con­nec­tiv­ity via War­saw, start­ing from 40 min­utes con­nect­ing time to/ from Lon­don City air­port, Paris, Brus­sels, Kraków, Geneva, Am­s­ter­dam, Stuttgart, Nurem­berg, Hanover, Oslo, Düs­sel­dorf, Ham­burg, Ber­lin, Bil­lund, Prague and Bu­dapest. times per day, for in­stance, to Vil­nius, the cap­i­tal of Lithua­nia, times daily; Bu­dapest, four times daily and Ber­lin, thrice daily. All Pol­ish do­mes­tic air­ports are served up to eight Delhi and War­saw is not only op­por­tu­ni­ties for trans­fer pas­sen­gers to travel fur­ther, both within Poland and even fur­ther to Cen­tral and East­ern Europe.”

Seat-load fac­tor

Over 8.9 mil­lion pas­sen­gers trav­elled be­tween In­dia and Europe in 2017. On the ex­pected pas­sen­ger load fac­tor, he said, “We will be de­ploy­ing the Boe­ing 787-8 and Boe­ing 787-9 Dream­liner. For long-haul op­er­a­tions, we only op­er­ate Dream­liner with a ca­pac­ity of 252 or 294 seats. com­pletely. Based on our ex­pe­ri­ence on other long-haul mar­kets, we tar­get a seat-load fac­tor of 85-90 per cent on the In­dia route.”

Star Al­liance

be­ing a Star Al­liance mem­ber,

Amit Ray, Re­gional Di­rec­tor— In­dia and DACH mar­kets, LOT Pol­ish Air­lines said, “We are a fully in­te­grated part­ner of the pro­gramme. For In­dia-based Star Al­liance mem­ber air­line in­clud­ing the home car­rier Air In­dia, pas­sen­gers will be able to earn and burn miles on LOT Pol­ish Air­lines too.”

Work­ing with the trade

Upon ar­rival in War­saw as Schen­gen area, im­mi­gra­tion will be con­ducted here only. “With a min­i­mum con­nect­ing time of just 40 min­utes, guests can con­nect to dozens of on­ward des­ti­na­tions within two hours. With our fo­cus on prod­uct and pas­sen­ger ex­pe­ri­ence, we seek to give In­dian guests an op­tion to travel com­fort­ably aboard

Amit Ray Re­gional Di­rec­tor— In­dia and DACH mar­kets, LOT Pol­ish Air­lines

Michal Fi­jol - ber of the Board, LOT Pol­ish Air­lines

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