French flag carrier Air France launched a new connection on Friday, flying from Paris to the southern Polish city of Krakow with flights initially two to four times a week and eventually daily.
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.
The gigantic six-jet-engine aircraft flew into Warsaw’s Chopin airport this morning carrying over 80 tonnes of supplies.
Nearly 50 people took advantage of the free flight home.
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.
Andrzej Duda told a press conference that the first plane carrying medical equipment from China will land in Poland on Thursday, with more air deliveries expected within days.
Dubbed “a true friend of Poland” by the Polish ambassador in London, Jim Auton, a bomb aimer serving in 178 Squadron, took part in perilous missions to keep Polish combatants equipped during the ’44 Uprising.
The high-tech aircraft will be at the forefront of the country’s air defence for decades to come.
Polish air carrier PLL LOT on Friday announced that it is suspending all of its flights to Beijing as of January 31.
Locals have known for decades that the aircraft had come down in the forest as fragments of it were often being found scattered across the ground. But the fact that the wreckage still contained human remains came as a surprise to the historians.