LOT Polish Airlines welcomes its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on its 40th anniversary
Poland’s national flag carrier LOT Polish Airlines recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The airline started its first direct transatlantic service by operating LOT Polish Airlines flights from Warsaw to Toronto in 1972. The airline used a Soviet-built IL-62 aircraft to operate its first-ever flight.
Apart from Toronto, the airline also included more Canadian cities, such as Montreal and Vancouver, to its flight network in the 1970s and 1980s.
However, the 1990s proved to be eventful period for the airline with the introduction of a Boeing 767 aircraft on Warsaw-Toronto route.
The 40th anniversary has now become special for the airline as it welcomed its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner and included in the long-haul fleet.
LOT Polish Airlines is now all set to introduce its newly-acquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner to operate flights in the beginning of 2013.
LOT Polish Airlines has also become the first airline in Europe to acquire a Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which is being considered as the most modern aircraft in the world.