Earlier this month, LOT Polish Airlines announced its plans to offer non-stop long-haul flights to and from Los Angeles four times a week via Boeing 787 Dreamliner airplanes starting April 2017. Poland’s oldest airline has already set up its home page to allow travelers to book their 2017 flights starting at $649 USD and currently offers flights to four other North American cities.
Industry experts believe that this is just the beginning of the airline’s long-term plan to command a greater segment of this market. On Thursday, October 13, 2016, the Air Lease Corporation announced that LOT Polish Airlines arranged long-term lease contracts for six 737 MAX 8s at a delivery rate of two planes per year in 2017 and 2018 and one per year in 2019 and 2010.
Boeing 787 Dreamliners are long-haul twin-engine planes designed with wide enough bodies to accommodate 242 to 335 passengers depending on the seating arrangements. They are constructed of lightweight materials for high fuel efficiency and more comfortable flying. Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliners are lightweight long-haul planes specifically designed to follow in the footsteps of the 787 Dreamliner and accommodate between 162 and 200 passengers. They also feature winglets that help reduce the amount of power needed for takeoff, which increases fuel efficiency. Travelers to and from Los Angeles on LOT Polish Airline flights look forward to an unparalleled experience via a fleet of planes that are far younger and more efficient and comfortable then many of the planes from other carriers.