LOT Polish Airlines to launch direct flights to Lanka from November | Sunday Observer

LOT Polish Airlines to launch direct flights to Lanka from November

LOT Polish Airlines will start three weekly flights from Warsaw to Sri Lanka from November 3. This seasonal service aimed at catering to the winter travellers will continue until March 28, the airline official said.

With the new series of seasonal flights, Colombo becomes the sixth Asian long-haul destination in the growing network of Poland’s flag carrier and the first regular seasonal winter service opened for Polish tourists seeking an exotic winter vacation, the official said.

According to the airline’s schedule, LOT’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will fly from Warsaw to Colombo on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays and from Colombo to Warsaw on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. “Thanks to the convenient schedule, LOT will guarantee the shortest travel time to Sri Lanka for passengers not only from Poland but also from across many other European countries.”

LOT Polish Airlines CEO, Rafał Milczarski said, “We decided to launch a regular connection to Sri Lanka due to the high tourist potential in this direction.

Annually, more than 1.8 million passengers travel between Europe and Colombo. Our convenient schedule guarantees passengers from all of the cities in Poland, Western Europe, Baltic States served by LOT, as well as from Prague, Zagreb or Budapest short travel time to Colombo with convenient transfers via Warsaw Chopin Airport. Flights from Warsaw to Sri Lanka will take about nine hours.”

Over the recent past, South Asia has become one the most frequently chosen destination for an increasing number of passengers traveling from many European countries. Sri Lanka in particular has emerged as one of the region’s most attractive destinations given its kilometres of sandy beaches, lush greenery, ancient architecture and outstanding cuisine.

“LOT Dreamliners have been used on charter services to many popular exotic destinations in the world for a number of years thanks to the perfect cooperation with tour operators.

The launch of the first regular long-haul service will be operated in the winter season for tourists from Warsaw and other European cities. It’s the shortest and most convenient way for them to get to the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka,” Milczarski said. Each aircraft offers passengers the choice between three service classes: LOT Business Class with armchairs unfolding to form a flat bed position and with cuisine like from the best restaurant; LOT Premium Economy Class with a larger, individual space, comfortable seats with footrests, thigh rests, cocktail tables and a rich menu, as well as LOT Economy Class with modern armchairs with individual on-board entertainment screens and USB sockets as well as fresh and varied meals served during the voyage.

On the decks there will also be products containing regional elements, including an Asian-style menu.

The launch of the new connection between Warsaw and Colombo is part of the profitable growth strategy that LOT has been implementing since the beginning of 2016, and most of its assumptions have been implemented by the Poland’s flag carrier ahead of time.

LOT carried a record number of over 8.9 million passengers in 2018, more by 2 million than a year earlier. This year Poland’s flag carrier will take on board10 million passengers. Currently, LOT uses 80 modern aircraft every day.

The carrier already offers 111 scheduled connections on three continents in its scheduled offer. 

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