LOT Polish Airlines to Discontinue 12 Routes

By Paul Riegler on 9 September 2013
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LOT's Dreamliner

LOT’s Dreamliner

As part of its restructuring, LOT Polish Airlines announced it is cancelling 12 routes.

Effective October 27, 2013 LOT will discontinue its Krakow-Frankfurt, Poznan-Munich, and Katowice-Munich routes, as well as service between Warsaw and Dusseldorf, Zurich, Beirut, Cairo, Helsinki, Nice, Rome, and Stuttgart.

In addition, LOT will discontinue its Warsaw-Bydgoszcz route on December 1, 2013.

In January, the Polish flag carrier announced it would shrink its fleet by roughly half in an effort to regain profitability.  The announcement followed an emergency loan from the government in order to keep LOT afloat.

LOT was the first European airline to receive and fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, although its operations were greatly impacted by that aircraft’s temporary grounding in January.  LOT will continue many of its most popular routes, including trans-Atlantic service to Chicago, New York, and Toronto.

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