Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New narrowbody fleet in the future for LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines plans to announce an order for a new narrowbody fleet in the first quarter of 2015.
“We are heading toward that timing, “CEO Sebastian Mikosz told ATW in Warsaw. “Boeing [with the 737 MAX] definitely has a privileged position because of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in our fleet. But we are also actively looking to the Airbus A320neo family aircraft,” Mikosz said.

He added that LOT is also considering the Bombardier CSeries. “We are part of the Embraer family so we are also looking at the E-Jet E2,” he said, adding the Star Alliance member airline expects the new narrowbody order be for around 40 to 60 aircraft.

LOT, in the aftermath of a restructuring, has been banned by European Union regulators from growing capacity or adding routes until early 2016. 

LOT will lease out one of its six Boeing 787-8s to Air Europa under an ACMI contract. “And then we can start cooperating with Air Europa because I like very much there business model,” Mikosz said.

(Kurt Hofmann - ATWOnline News)

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