Poland's LOT national airline will launch 130 connections to the 36 most popular European holiday resorts from 10 domestic airports as part of the summer connection network, the company said on Wednesday.
The Polish government is determined to save the country's flag carrier LOT amid similar moves made by other European governments, Deputy PM and State Assets Minister Jacek Sasin told Polish private Radio Zet on Wednesday.
Next Wednesday, May 27, a special charter flight is planned from London to Warsaw for Poles who somehow got stuck in the UK during the lockdown period and wish to return home, the Polish embassy has announced.
Poland's LOT national airline will resume some domestic routes from June 1, the carrier announced on Monday. All LOT flights were suspended in mid-March owing to the coronavirus epidemic.
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.
Polish flag carrier PLL LOT is halting investments, lowering wages and negotiating with leasing companies to optimise aircraft contracts, as part of its measures to survive the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, LOT spokesman Michal Czernicki has told PAP.
More than 55,000 Poles returned to the country thanks to the Flight Home operation aimed at repatriating Poles from around the world, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday.
Around 47,500 Poles and over 800 foreigners entitled to assistance have returned to Poland via 320 special charter flights since March 15 organised jointly by the Polish government and the state flag carrier LOT, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
Close to 42,000 Poles and around 700 foreigners entitled to assistance have returned home since March 15 on special charter flights organised jointly by the Polish government and the state flag carrier LOT, the Polish Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.
There is agreement for five more Polish children to travel to the USA for specialist medical treatment despite coronavirus restrictions, according to the Polish Foreign Ministry.