Warsaw – Colombo, Sri Lanka with 787 Dreamliner LOT Polish Airlines
Sunday, November 3rd, LOT Polish Airlines opened its newest long-haul route: Warsaw – Colombo, which will be operated 3 times weekly with Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliner.
The inaugural flight, during which the airplane flew 7,283 km, lasted 9 hours.
LO69 Warsaw-Colombo 14:25-04:15+1 / Friday, Wednesday, Sunday
LO70 Colombo-Warsaw 08:05-14:00 / Monday, Thursday, Saturday
The schedule of flights between Warsaw and Colombo has been planned in a way that provides passengers with the shortest flight with one short transfer (50 minutes) at the Chopin Airport in Warsaw, from most of the cities using LOT services in Poland, Western Europe and Scandinavia, Baltic countries, Prague, Budapest or Zagreb.
Lights, camera and… water salute! Thank you, Sri Lanka Airport & Aviation Services Sri Lanka Ltd 🙂
“Colombo is already LOT’s 7th destination in Asia and the first launched regular seasonal winter flight to the region. We fully benefit from our modern and long-distance fleet and we select destinations that have the biggest potential. For many years, Southern Asia has been one of the most frequently chosen alternative to more traditional travel destinations during winter by the growing number of tourists. Almost two million passengers travel from Europe to Colombo annually. This winter, thanks to our offer, passengers will be able to travel to the paradise island of Ceylon”, says Rafał Milczarski, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines.
Each 787 Dreamliner used on the route will provide 3 classes: LOT Business Class with seats reclining to a position of a flat bed and a kitchen that could rival the best restaurants; LOT Premium Economy Class with larger individual space, comfortable seats with footrests and thighs support, cocktail tables and a rich menu, and LOT Economy Class with modern seats equipped with individual screens, USB ports as well as freshly prepared and diverse dishes from the region.
The introduction of flights between Warsaw and Colombo is an element of the profitable growth strategy which LOT has been implementing since 2016. Most of that strategy has been implemented ahead of time. Poland’s flag carrier is constantly developing its fleet. LOT has just received its 15th Boeing 787 Dreamliner (SP-LSG). Two additional and larger Dreamliners will be added in the spring of 2020.
Last year, over 8.9 million passengers have chosen LOT, which is 2 million more passengers than in 2017. By December, LOT plans to provide services to 10 million passengers. Currently, LOT uses 90 modern aircraft on a daily basis. In its offer, LOT provides offer of over 110 flights, including 17 long-haul flights.
Heading for the sun – ready for our inaugural flight to Sri Lanka. 😊 #flyLOTtoSriLanka © E. Zielińska, S. Leszczyński