LOT Polish Airlines to stop flights on 12 international routes
LOT Polish Airlines has announced it will stop its flights services on 12 international routes from October this year. Plane tickets on these routes will no longer be available after the airline finally stops its services from October 27.
The airline provided the details about the international routes it has decided to axe. These routes include Zurich, Stuttgart, Rome, Nice, Helsinki, Dusseldorf, Cairo, Bydgoszcz and Beirut. LOT Polish Airlines has been operating flights to these destinations from its main hub in Warsaw.
The airline has also indicated that the flights linking Poznan with Munich, Krakow with Frankfurt, and Katowice with Munich, would also be axed. As per the airlines only those routes are being dropped that were either seasonal or didn’t provide sufficient long-haul feed to its Warsaw hub.
The airline said that the planned cuts are part of a route rationalization program aimed at satisfying European Commission rules on state aid. The cuts were expected in January this year, but were postponed. Some of the routes which are being cancelled have been quite significant for business travelers.