LOT Polish Airlines’ first Boeing 787 Dreamliner flew into Warsaw International Airport on 15 November 2012. It was greeted by Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and other officials. The Polish carrier has a total of eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners on order.
It is also the first European airline to take delivery of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which has been described as the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft.
“This is a historic moment for LOT,” says Marcin Pirog, Chief Executive Officer of LOT Polish Airlines.
“I am convinced that the addition of the Dreamliner to the fleet of one of the world’s oldest airlines is a crucial moment that will launch a new era of European aviation. I believe it is also the beginning of an exciting journey for LOT with the most modern passenger airplane in the world.”
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is composed of light-weight composite materials. It also features several engine and aerodynamic advancements that will make it more efficient to operate than other airliners in its class.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first mid-sized airplane capable of flying long-range routes. This will offer airlines unprecedented fuel economy and lower operating costs, which will allow airlines to launch non-stop routes that were not previously considered to be preferred by passengers.
LOT Polish Airlines will operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on short-haul flights across Europe beginning in December 2012. The Polish air carrier will introduce the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its long-haul passenger service linking Warsaw, the capital of Poland, with Chicago, Illinois, in the United States in January 2013.
LOT Polish Airlines will also fly the Boeing 787 Dreamliner on operate routes linking Warsaw with New York City in the United States, Toronto, Canada, and Beijing, China.
“Today’s 787 delivery represents a very significant milestone in the partnership between Boeing and LOT Polish Airlines,” says Ray Conner, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“As LOT becomes the first European airline to operate the 787, this delivery marks the next chapter in history for both LOT and the European aviation industry.”
The cabin of Lot Polish Airlines’ Boeing 787 Dreamliners have 8 Elite Club seats (Business Class), 21 Premium Club seats (Premium Economy), and 213 seats in Economy Class.
Improved lighting, bigger windows, larger overhead bins, lower cabin altitudes, and enhanced ventilation systems are among the features that are expected to be welcomed by passengers., among other features.