LOT Polish Airlines have announced that they are to add a new a new route between Warsaw and London City Airport.
The new route will operate twice a day (subject to LCY’s closing times), with four Embarer E-190s to be used. It also marks LOT’s 100th network route.
DEPART LCY 07:15 ARRIVE LCY 09:00 (Monday-Saturday) DEPART LCY 16:15 ARRIVE LCY 18:00 (Monday-Friday and Sunday) DEPART WAW 09:00 ARRIVE LCY 13:00 (Monday-Friday and Sunday) DEPART WAW 18:30 ARRIVE LCY 22:00 (Monday-Saturday) Commence 7th Janaury 2019 Booked Equipment: Embarer E-190 Data: London City Airport.
The Embraer E-190s will be leased, with the planes will be configured for 106 seats.
With a route like this, its target will be the business passenger (and those in Canary Wharf and the City of London), allowing for connections in Central Europe, the Baltics and beyond. It also gives access to LOT’s long haul West-bound network, connecting via Warsaw Chopin Airport. The routes should also give some interesting opportunities to leisure passengers too.
LOT are happy with the launch, with Adrian Kubicki, Director Corporate Communications of LOT Polish Airlines, stating:
“We are extremely happy to announce this prestigious destination as our 100th connection in our network. LOT has a long lasting history of operations to London Heathrow, where we are flying three times a day. Now we are opening the new chapter by putting two daily flights to London City into our offer. London City is the most convenient airport for those passengers willing to get to the City of London in the shortest and most comfortable way. I am the most certain that this new connection will be appreciated by our passengers particularly from CEE region and is going to be one of the most successful routes in our constantly growing network”.
LOT will operate the entire range of the original E-Jet series by the end of the year, with the E-190s selected to balance capacity and range needed for this segment.
There’s one airport which gets a lot of the passenger experience right – and its London City Airport, where it’s possible to walk off a plane,m collect your luggage and be out on a DLR train under 12 minutes. If you skip the luggage – the best I’ve done is 7 minutes on the nose.
I’ve rocked up to City Airport in the past with under an hour to go for a flight, and cleared formalities in minutes – and if you’re good at your timings, check-in closes 20 minutes before your flight departs.
When new routes come to London City Airport, it’s always good to see as this is an airport that lives and dies by high quality services that can be turned around quickly and get passengers on their way – a requirement of those in the City of London and Docklands who are on time-limited constraints.
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