LOT, Poland's national airline, has sued the US aircraft maker Boeing in a court in Seattle, demanding damages of at least PLN 1 billion (USD 250 million) due to the grounding of Boeing 737 Max aircraft which LOT had purchased.
Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said: "We have evacuated Poles, people cooperating with us, from Kabul and Afghanistan to Uzbekistan.” He added: “A Dreamliner is flying from Poland to Afghanistan to transport the first 50 people to the country."
Two of three Boeing 737-800 aircraft bought by Poland to carry its top-ranking officials are expected in Warsaw in May and June, a Polish newspaper reported.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has sent a condolence message to his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo in connection with a tragic air disaster and two landslides in that country.
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.
Private Polish airline Enter Air has struck a deal with US plane-maker Boeing to settle damages caused by the grounding of its B737 MAX 8 aircraft as well as changing the delivery date of four further planes ordered earlier.
While airlines worldwide seek novel ways to protect their bottom lines in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has grounded virtually all passenger flights, LOT hopes the switch to cargo will cut its losses.
A Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner ordered by Poland's national carrier LOT Polish Airlines landed in Warsaw on Friday morning after a nine-hour-and-50-minute direct flight from the factory of the US producer Boeing in Charleston, North Carolina.
LOT has had to suspend its five 737 Max jets after Boeing grounded all of its aircraft following horror crash in Ethiopia which killed all on board.
The aviation authority said that the Boeing 737 MAX 8s would not be allowed to fly over Poland as national carrier LOT says it has suspended flights.