Saturday, June 22, 2024

Fantasy Art in Warsaw

The 3rd edition of the “Fantasy Art in Warsaw” exhibition offers exclusive access to almost 60 art pieces, most of which have not been...

How Poland stands in the AI-era

Can the process of Polish convergence at its current pace be sustained, or is it just a historical anomaly, and how does AI affect ...

IMPACT LEADERS: Beata Mońka, Founder and CEO of Art of Networking

Today, we are delighted to welcome Beata Mońka to IMPACT LEADERS with Magda Petryniak. She is the Founder and CEO of Art of Networking,...

Investment in Poland at a crossroads

On May 8, during the 16th European Economic Congress, during the session ‘Investments in Poland through the eyes of business. Regression and hopes,’ the...

Polish high earners’ fortunes fluctuate

The number of people earning over PLN 10,000 (2,300 euros) gross per month increased to 1.5 million in Poland in 2022, according to a...

LOT Polish Airlines Buy 95 Planes

LOT Polish Airlines has contracted 11 new Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes for 186 passengers from The Boeing Company. The first one is to be delivered in the beginning of May and two others during this summer holidays. Now LOT has 11 such two-engine narrow jets and the delivery of 11 new ones is to be completed by mid-2025.  “Delivery of the first three airplanes will take place this year and delivery of the subsequent eight is at present secure” said LOT President Michał Fijoł. LOT has also sent requests to Embraer and Airbus concerning delivery of 84 new airplanes for its regional lines. According to Fijoł, selection of successful contractor can be expected by the end of 2024.

Now LOT offers direct long-distance flights to US, Canada, China, Japan and South Korea on Boeing 787 Dreamliners. It also has direct connections with many European capitals and has been developing rapidly in the last years. In 2023 it was the 3rd best airline in the world according to AirHelp specialising in passenger claims for flight delays and cancellations. In March 2024 it was the 2nd best punctual line in Europe according to Cirium, world leading aviation analytics company. In 2024 it transported 10.3 million passengers. Its main stockholder (69.3 %) is Poland’s State Treasury and the second one (30.7 %) is Polska Grupa Lotnicza (PGL) owned entirely by the State Treasury.

Marek Gizmajer
Marek Gizmajer
High-tech journalist