A Polish LOT plane was ordered to taxi back to its starting position at St Petersburg's Pulkovo airport on Monday evening, after which Russian security officers boarded and arrested a Russian dissident, Polish media have reported.
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.
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.
The European Commission, on Tuesday, greenlighted an EUR 650 million (around PLN 2.9 billion) public aid tranche for Poland's flag carrier LOT Polish Airlines as it struggles with the pandemic crisis.
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.
LOT Polish Airlines will receive a financial support package worth hundreds of millions of euros as it wrestles with a crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, Polish media has claimed.
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.
Polish national airline LOT on Monday reinstated its direct Budapest-Soul connection after a four-month suspension due to the coronavirus epidemic, Budapest Airport operator has announced.
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