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.
US Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher on Twitter on Wednesday expressed her thanks to the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to LOT Polish Airlines for helping US citizens return to the US during this difficult time.
Poland's flag carrier, PLL LOT, has brought more than 34,000 Poles to their home country under the government-subsidised scheme 'LOT do Domu' (Flight Home) that started on March 15, the airline said in a news release on Wednesday.
Poland's national airline, PLL LOT, has decided to prolong its flight suspension until April 11 after the government on Tuesday extended the ban on passenger flights due to the coronavirus epidemic, the company has announced.
Eighteen thousand Poles have returned home since March 15 on special charter flights organised jointly by the Polish government and the state flag carrier LOT, the airline said in a Friday statement.
The Flight Home (#LotDoDomu) operation intended to fly home Polish citizens from various regions of the world will launch 17 charter flights on Friday, the Polish Foreign Ministry tweeted on Friday.
Four thousand Poles have returned home since Sunday on special charter flights organised jointly by the Polish government and the state flag carrier LOT, the airline’s spokesman said on Tuesday morning.
Following the suspension of air connections to and from abroad due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Polish government and national airline LOT Airlines are organising another 11 charter flights to various regions of the world to bring Polish citizens home.
Polish authorities and US embassy rally to the cause to send child to the US for urgent medical care.
Polish flagship airline LOT has suspended all flights, including domestic ones, from Sunday until March 28, PAP was told by the airline's acting spokesperson, Michał Czernicki.