Facts to know about LOT Polish Airlines

Facts to know about LOT Polish Airlines


With the skyrocketing aviation sector and record number of passengers (4.6 billion) having already travelled this year aviation community counts over 5,000-5,500 airlines worldwide. Some of them are merely start-ups, others are legacy airlines counting many years. LOT Polish Airlines is one of them and here is what you should know about this airline.

LOT Polish Airlines began in 1928 after the merger of all Polish airlines and today it is one of the world’s oldest airlines in operation.

Their main hub is at Warsaw Chopin Airport which according to the skytrax.com is among 100 best airports in the world.

LOT Polish Airlines is the only one in the region to offer direct long-haul flights from Warsaw to New York, Newark, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Delhi, Colombo, from Krakow to Chicago, from Rzeszow to Newark and also from Budapest to New York and Seoul.

With more than 350 daily flights the airline carries around 9 million passengers yearly, providing them with possibly the most efficient and most comfortable journeys from Warsaw to over 110 destinations worldwide.

Currently LOT’s fleet includes over 90 aircraft (including Nordica aircraft operating on LOT flights).

Since 2003 the airline is a part of the Star Alliance, the largest global airline alliance, associating 28 airlines, which daily takes passengers to 1,317 destinations in 193 countries on over 18,500 flights.

In 2019 and 2018 LOT Polish Airlines received awards of the best employer among students in the national survey.

Over 700 world-class pilots and over 1,300 members of professional crew work at LOT Polish airlines.