LOT inaugurates Warsaw-London City route

PLL LOT, on Monday, inaugurated its Warsaw-London City connection. Due to a short runway and a steep approach angle at the London City (LCY) airport, LOT has acquired four Embraer 190 passenger planes to specifically handle connections to LCY.

"Due to the short runway and the steep angle of approach, only a few types of passenger aircraft, including Embraer 190s, are certified to land at LCY. LOT has acquired four of these planes to specifically handle connections to London City from three European capitals: from Warsaw from Monday, and in the following months also from Budapest and Vilnius," Adrian Kubicki, director of corporate communications at LOT, told PAP.

Located in London's Royal Docks, London City Airport is situated 11 kilometres east of the City of London and some six kilometres from Canary Wharf, London's high-profile commercial real-estate.

An Embraer 190 can carry 106 passengers and is equipped with low CO2 emission General Electric CF34 engines.

LOT flights will take off from Warsaw Chopin airport to London-City every day (except Sundays) at 7:15 a.m. and 4:05 p.m. (except Saturdays) and land at the London-City Airport at 9:00 a.m. and 5:50 p.m., respectively.

In 2017, LOT carried 6.8 mln passengers, up 25 percent on the previous year. The figure was expected to reach 8.9 mln in 2018 and to exceed 10 million in 2019. LOT has 76 modern planes and offers 107 connections around the world.