LOT Polish Airlines want to expand further in the Canadian market and has formulated ambitious plans to strengthen its footprint. The airline has announced it will be launching more flights services from Toronto Pearson International Airport this winter. The airline has at the same time also hinted that it hopes to see its second Canadian gateway becoming operational by 2020.
Media reports said that LOT Polish Airlines would be increasing its frequencies and start offering four-time weekly flights services between Warsaw and Toronto from November this year. With the increased frequency, the airline will thus be adding one more service than last year. The airline has in fact more plans in store for the route, and is planning to further boost the frequency by increasing up to five weekly flights and later on launching more services bringing to a total of seven weekly flights this December and into the holiday season.
Rafal Milczarski, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines, said, “The airline would be ultimately planning to operate daily flights services between the two destinations. The focus on Toronto would see boost in schedules in the months of February and March as well. The airline will be launching five times weekly flights during February, while it will be operating six weekly flights in March. Last year, Toronto was served with only four-time weekly flights during February and March.”
Milczarski further stated that LOT Polish Airlines primary goal was for more connectivity and gain significant entry in the North Atlantic market with increased market share. Moreover, the airline also wants to portray itself as the friendliest and customer-centric airline in Central and Eastern Europe.
Poland’s flagship carrier LOT Polish Airlines is presently operating six Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts on long-haul international destinations, and is among the fast growing carrier. The airline carried 4.4 million passengers to 41 destinations in 2015. This increased a year later with 5.5 million passengers being transported to 64 destinations by the airline in 2016. The airline is optimistic and has projected 6.6 million passengers traveling to 69 destinations in 2017.