After a good year, Poland’s national airline is riding to new records in 2022. Something is also changing for passengers – especially on the Boeing 787-8.
2022 has been a good year for Lot. The Polish airline posted profits of $28 million, the highest since 2018. But the airline doesn’t have enough of that. The airline aims to achieve more record results, according to a statement issued by the airline on Friday, October 6. It offers an ambitious growth strategy.
Passenger numbers are expected to rise by 70 percent by 2028 to nearly 17 million, compared to about 10 million currently. According to the airline, this will be possible thanks to a 50 percent fleet growth. 110 aircraft will then fly for LOT Polish Airlines.
20 new goals
The flight network is expected to grow by approximately 20 scheduled destinations, with new destinations on both medium and long-haul routes. Passenger experience must also be improved. For example, the airline is renovating its Polonez business lounge in Warsaw and Lot’s first business lounge in North America is being built in Chicago.
Lot is also planning innovations in the cabin. The airline is installing new cabins on its eight long-haul Boeing 787-8 aircraft. In addition, WiFi should become standard on long-haul flights. The conversion of the smaller Dreamliner aircraft (the group also includes seven larger 787-9 aircraft) includes a new cabin design, replacement of seats in all classes and installation of a new in-flight entertainment system.
All seats come from German manufacturer Recaro. All business class passengers will now be able to access the aisle through the 1-2-1 configuration. Each seat also has a door. In Premium Economy, the airline is enhancing aisle accessibility for all passengers, and LOTTE is also promising more legroom in Economy.
Get a preview of the new Dreamliner cabin and lounge at the Lot in Chicago in the photo gallery above. Clicking on the image opens the gallery in large format.
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