Poland's flag airline LOT has suspended all flights to Belarus, and has re-routed its flights crossing Belarusian airspace, the airline informed PAP on Tuesday.
Polish national airline LOT will fly to more than 100 destinations in Europe this summer and will restore selected North American and Asian connections, the company said in a press release.
Ukrainian low-cost airline SkyUp will debut at Katowice Airport this summer bringing the number of flights between the airport and seven destinations in Ukraine to a record 19 a week despite the severe disruption to air travel caused by the pandemic.
Airline PLL LOT plans to develop links with travel agencies as the carrier looks to offset losses caused by the collapse of international business travel owing to the pandemic.
Poland's flagship airline PLL LOT will lay off up to 300 staff under an agreement sealed on Wednesday with the company's unions.
The Polish government has raised the capital of PLL LOT, the national airline, by PLN 1.1 billion (EUR 243 million) in the first tranche of a government aid programme for the flag carrier.
Poland plans up to PLN 2.94 billion (around EUR 658 million) in state support for its flag airline LOT as it struggles with the crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the government's draft law shows.
Polish national airline LOT said on Monday that due to the Covid-19 pandemic it would probably carry about 2 million passengers in 2020, a fraction of the number it had expected to handle.
The Ministry of State Assets has prepared a support package for Poland's national air carrier PLL LOT, Deputy Prime Minister and Assets Minister Jacek Sasin has announced.
Due to a second wave of the coronavirus and the shutdown of some countries, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is introducing changes to its flight schedules in Europe. This means a reduced number of flights to and from five Polish cities, KLM has said in a communique.