Polish airliner to send its biggest plane to London on Monday afternoon

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LOT Polish Airways has announced that it will use one of its biggest aircraft, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, on one of its last flights to the UK before a flight ban kicks in at midnight on Monday.

The plane, which can carry 294 passengers, will fly to London on Monday afternoon.

A spokesman for the Polish government announced on Twitter on Monday that flights from Britain to Poland would be suspended owning to concerns over a new variant of the coronavirus.

LOT spokesman Krzysztof Moczulski said that the airliner was awaiting the government's decision concerning flights from Great Britain to Poland.

"We can say now that we have two flights from Warsaw to London today," Moczulski added. "The first one left on Monday morning, and the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will depart from Warsaw for Heathrow in the afternoon."