14 JANUARY 2019
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Polish airline LOT last week became the latest carrier to introduce services at London City Airport (LCY) with twice-daily flights to Warsaw. At the same time, Flybe began an operation to Newcastle, also with morning and evening rotations.
For this special route, LOT has acquired four brand-new LCY-compliant 2+2 106-seat Embraer 190 jets. From 18 February, LOT will also operate to LCY from Budapest and from 1 May to Vilnius. Uniquely for short-haul operations, the airline will offer Business, Premium Economy and Economy class.
For passengers travelling from LCY, LOT points out that the route gives excellent alternatives for many eastern destinations typically Astana, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore and Tokyo and the major cities in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region.
Director of corporate communications Adrian Kubicki said the airline was very confident for the route and has not ruled out extra flights in the summer. “Presently our fares are not common rated with Heathrow, but are cheaper as an introductory offer," he added.
"For the future, London City is an expensive airport and with smaller aircraft this might not remain the case. Our first flight from Warsaw was full, even allowing that we brought some Warsaw-based press out for a one-day London visit.”
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