10 DECEMBER 2018
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LOT Polish Airlines was much the talking point last Friday (7 December) as the country of its founding celebrated 100 years since independence from Tsarist Russia.
The Churchill Room at the House of Commons was the chosen venue, hosted by Dan Kawczynski MP, very much a Brit but proud of his Polish extraction. He arrived in the UK as a seven-year-old (he is now 42) and is the member for Shrewsbury and Atcham in Shropshire.
The Polish National Tourist Board in London put together the evening with Ambassador Arkady Rzegocki present and generous highest standard catering. Surrealist artist Rafal Olbinski made a presentation backed up by British poet Ian Lukins, and the evening was completed with live music including a multi-national jazz rendition of Silent Night by a Polish jazz trio of Leszek Kulsazewicz, Monika Liedke and Tomasz Zyrmonth.
Next year will see LOT becoming a major player at London City Airport with a new twice-daily service to Warsaw starting on 7 January and Budapest on 19 February. Another new LOT introduction due to begin in May is to the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. The airline is adding four Embraer E190 jets to operate the flights in a two-class layout.
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