Owner of Poland's LOT airline buys Thomas Cook unit Condor

LOT to ramp up service to North America, including Toronto

WARSAW — Canada is getting more flights to Poland next summer, courtesy of LOT Polish Airlines.

The carrier has announced that it will be increasing the frequency of flights on its North American routes that include the cities of Toronto, Los Angeles and Newark.

As of June 1, LOT will offer the following long-haul services from Warsaw:

  • Toronto: An increase from 9 to 12 flights per week (vis-à-vis the corresponding period last year)
  • Los Angeles: An increase from 6 to 7 times per week
  • Newark: An increase from 4 to 5 times per week (weekly flights on the Rzeszów-Newark route will be maintained)

According to the airline, the increase in frequency is made possible thanks to the expansion of its wide-body fleet planned for 2019, namely the delivery of new B787 Dreamliners. Currently, it has 11 Dreamliners in its fleet, including eight 787-8s (252 seats) and three 787-9s (294 seats).

By the end of 2019, the total number of Dreamliners in LOT’s fleet will be 15, which would mean a 40% increase in transport capacity.

“The increase in frequencies on those routes is very good news for our passengers. North America (USA and Canada) are our strategic long-distance markets. Enhanced passenger service to those destinations is consistent with LOT’s 2016-2020 strategy, as part of which the Warsaw Chopin Airport hub is to be developed,” says Robert Ludera, Director of Network Planning and Scheduling Department at LOT.

The tickets for flights to, among other destinations, Toronto, Los Angeles and Newark, can be purchased using all available channels.