Polish national air carrier resumes flights to India
Poland's national air carrier LOT has resumed direct flights to India after many years, LOT CEO Rafał Milczarski has announced. On Wednesday, a Polish LOT Dreamliner left for New Delhi, which is LOT's sixth Asian destination.
"LOT has resumed a Warsaw-New Delhi connection after many years. The point is to connect our markets, develop our economies and tourism," he said.
According to Milczarski, the 5,271-km route from Warsaw to India will take nearly seven hours while a return flight will last eight hours.
The LOT CEO expressed hope that thanks to this new connection, more Indian citizens will be able to travel to Europe and destinations outside Europe.
The Ambassador of India to Poland, Tsewang Namgyal, who attended the launch of the inaugural flight, described Poland as a gateway to Central Europe and said India is a key market for Poland.
LOT will fly to New Delhi five times a week. Last year, LOT carried 8.9 million passengers. This year's plans provide for over 10 million travelers.