LOT Polish Airlines is inaugurating new Boeing 787 Dreamliner daily non-stop service from Chicago to Warsaw on Wednesday, June 5.
The Chicago-Warsaw flight is the first international Boeing 787 service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (IATA code ORD).
LOT’s inbound Dreamliner flight from Warsaw is scheduled to touch down at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport at 3:20 p.m. local time on June 5.
Upon arrival the Boeing 787-8 is being welcomed by the airport’s Fire Department with a traditional water salute.
The first LOT Dreamliner trip from Chicago is scheduled to depart at 5:25 p.m., and arrive at Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW) at 9:55 a.m on June 6, local time.
LOT previously operated the service with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
The Polish carrier’s first attempt to inaugurate Dreamliner service from O’Hare on January 16, was aborted just hours before departure after the Federal Aviation Administration temporarily grounded all 50 Boeing 787s then in service. The FAA did so as a result of battery incidents which had affected two Japanese-operated 787s within the previous nine days.
LOT Polish Airlines was the first European carrier to operate the Boeing 787. It has now received three of the eight it has on order. LOT has six more 787-8s on option.
The carrier’s inaugural 787-8 flight from Chicago to Warsaw is followed closely by its first Dreamliner flight from Toronto, on June 7. LOT began 787 flights from New York JFK to Warsaw on June 1.
Each of LOT’s Boeing 787-8s has 18 seats in its Elite Club (business class) cabin, 21 in its Premium Club (premium economy) cabin and 213 seats in economy class.
“Chicago will receive daily LOT Dreamliner service and on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays there is a second Dreamliner flight scheduled from Chicago to Warsaw later in the evening,” says Tomasz Dakowski, LOT Polish Airlines’ director of sales.
“We offer the two flights on some days in the summer because Chicago has historically been our number one U.S. destination,” adds Dakowski. “The support of the largest Polish population outside of Poland in this region has especially contributed in making our flights a success.”
In preparation for the Dreamliner flights, LOT implemented a new design scheme, inspired by traditional symbols of Poland.
These changes are reflected in new aircraft interiors, in-flight menus with a new selection of beverages, new on-board equipment, toys for children and other amenities.
Travellers may purchase LOT tickets via LOT reservations, travel professionals, online travel sites and www.LOT.com.
As a member of the Star Alliance, LOT Polish Airlines passengers can earn and redeem miles on any Star Alliance member’s frequent flyer program when flying LOT.