Polish flag carrier LOT suspends scheduled flights to France

Polish flag carrier LOT suspends scheduled flights to France. Leszek Szymański/PAP

Polish national airline PLL LOT has announced the suspension of scheduled flights to France in line with a government ban.

The airline said passengers planning to return to Poland between September 16 and 20 could use seven special charter flights organised by LOT. Four will fly on the Paris-Warsaw route on September 16, 17, 18 and 19, with the other flights being on the Nice-Warsaw route on September 16, 18 and 20.

The airline gave its assurance that the flights would be available without further surcharges for passengers who already have a return ticket from France to Poland.

Passengers without a ticket can use the flights by providing their details and preferred route at rescue.flights@lot.pl for the price of PLN 600 (EUR 134.91).

The airline also said that all LOT tickets for flights between France and Poland bought until September 15 remain valid and that passengers are being contacted to enable them to return to the country or make alternative reservations.

A Council of Ministers ruling published in the Journal of Laws on Tuesday extends a flight ban to 30 countries, including France as well as Romania, Mexico and India among others. The ban came into force on Wednesday.