LOT Polish Airlines recently said that it will operate reduced number of flights to Damascus, Beirut and Cairo, which it plans to resume this month (July 2011).
The flights had been temporarily suspended for quite some time now.
The airline in a statement said that it will continue to operate its service to Beirut until September 2011. However, a couple of flights may be canceled subject to low occupancy.
The airline further said that the flight service to Cairo will be operated up to October 2011. However, towards the end of summer season the number of flights may be reduced.
The LOT Polish Airlines
expressed apprehension regarding the present political turmoil in Syria, and said that it will operate only high occupancy flights.
Meanwhile, in another development LOT Polish Airlines was officially awarded the title of “Friend of the Presidency”. The airline got the title following the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Poland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to mark the taking over the Presidency in the Council of European Union by Poland.
According to the agreement, LOT Polish Airlines effective July 1 to December 31, 2011, shall bear the name of “Friend of the Presidency”. The airline will also get a coveted place in the “Friends of the Presidency Club”.
The airline said that within the 6-month period it will be massively engage in promotional activities in aid of the Polish presidency to strengthen Poland’s positive image in Europe as well as across the world.
Marcin Piróg, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines, said that the airline has always tried to capitalize on every available opportunity for promoting Poland in the entire world. “We are honored that as the only one national carrier we have the opportunity to once again support our country, especially within such important time of the Presidency,” he said.