LOT Polish Airlines announced (18-Sep-2012) it commenced ticket sales for European services which will be operated using Boeing 787-8 equipment on various dates in Dec-2012 and Jan-2013. The airline will operate the aircraft on services from Warsaw to Prague, Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt, Hannover, Kiev, Budapest, and Brussels. The airline will operate its first service on Warsaw-Prague route on 14-Dec-2012. LOT CEO Marcin Piróg said, "I am convinced that flights to European cities on board LOT's Dreamliner will be an exceptional experience for our passengers. They will be the first to discover the amenities and the perfect product offered on board our Boeing 787 before it starts operating our flagship long haul routes." As previously reported by CAPA, LOT expects to take delivery of its first 787-8 in mid-Nov-2012. [more - original PR]
LOT Polish Airlines commences ticket sales for European services on 787 aircraft
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