After a good year in 2022, the Polish national airline is heading towards new records according to it. LOT Polish Airlines is particularly considering improvements in the cabins of Boeing 787-8.
2022 was a good year for LOT Polish Airlines. There polish airline reported a profit of $28 million, the highest since 2018. But the airline wants more and is aiming for new record results, according to an airline press release published Friday, October 6. It presents an ambitious growth strategy.
The number of passengers is expected to increase by 70% by 2028 and reach nearly 17 million, compared to around 10 million today. According to the airline, this will be made possible by a 50% fleet growth. 110 planes will then fly for LOT Polish Airlines. Its fleet currently consists of 75 aircraft (+ 3,737 MAX remaining to be delivered).
The network is expected to expand by nearly 20 regular destinations, with new destinations on medium and long-haul routes. The passenger experience is also expected to improve. For example, the airline is renovating the Polonez business lounge in Warsaw and LOT’s first business lounge in North America is under construction in Chicago.
Finally, the airline installs new cabins in its eight Boeings 787-8 Dreamliner -it was the launch company in Europe in 2012- according to the German site Aerotelegraph. Let us also remember that she has 7,787-9. Additionally, WiFi is expected to become standard on long-haul flights. She finally plans a new cabin design, replacement of seats in all classes and the installation of a new in-flight entertainment system. All seats come from the German manufacturer Recaro. All business class travelers will now have aisle access via the 1-2-1 configuration. Each seat also has a door. In Premium Economy, the airline promotes easier aisle access for all travelers and LOT also promises more legroom in economy class.