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LOT Polish Airlines to launch Singapore-Warsaw Service

Press Release   •   Nov 17, 2017 08:30 SGT

New city link marks Changi’s first connection to Poland

SINGAPORE, 17 November 2017 – Changi Airport Group today welcomed the announcement by LOT Polish Airlines of its intention to launch services between Singapore and Warsaw (Poland) on 15 May 2018[1].

LOT Polish Airlines, a new airline to Changi Airport, will launch 3x weekly services, which will increase to 4x weekly from July 2018. It will use a 252-seat B787-8 aircraft in a three-class configuration offering economy, premium economy and business cabins. This translates to 1,008 one-way weekly seats.

With this new service, Singapore is now linked to Poland directly for the first time. Passengers will also have onward connections to other Polish cities as well as Central and Eastern Europe via LOT’s strong network from Warsaw Chopin Airport. This is also the Polish carrier’s new air link to Southeast Asia, with LOT’s passengers able to access 47 city links in Southeast Asia and Southwest Pacific from Changi Airport.

Changi Airport Group’s (CAG) Managing Director of Air Hub Development, Mr Lim Ching Kiat said, “We are delighted to welcome LOT’s new service to Warsaw. CAG has been actively growing Changi’s connectivity to Europe, and this new link is a fruit of our collaboration with LOT. Countries in Eastern Europe like Croatia, the Czech Republic and Hungary are becoming more popular with Asian travellers and LOT’s new service from Singapore will bring greater convenience and new options to our passengers to reach these countries. This also opens up more opportunities for both business and leisure travel between the two regions.”

CEO of LOT Polish Airlines, Mr Rafal Milczarski, said “We are more than happy to announce a new direct service between Singapore, one of the most developed business centres in the world and a travel mecca for many tourists, and Warsaw placed in the very heart of Central and Eastern Europe. We are certain that thanks to the new connection, many Poles and other passengers from our region will use the opportunity of convenient travels to Southeast Asia. On the other hand, we do believe that the new direct connection will be an incentive for residents of Singapore who would like to take the advantage to visit Poland and get to know us better. Our offer will also appeal to all passengers travelling either for business or leisure who appreciate the comfort and the top quality product offered on board the most modern state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners.”

The flight schedule[2]of LOT’s new service is as follows:

Time Period Days of Operation Flight No. Route Scheduled Departure
(Local Time)
Scheduled Arrival
(Local Time)
From 17 May 2018 Monday, Thursday, Saturday LO68 Singapore-Warsaw 00:05 06:15
From July 2018 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday LO69 Singapore-Warsaw 00:05 06:15

For the first ten months of 2017, over 3.6 million passengers travelled between Singapore and Europe[3], a robust year-on-year increase of 7.8%. Since 2016, three new European city links – Athens, Dusseldorf and Stockholm – have been added to Changi Airport’s network. By mid-2018, 12 airlines will offer direct services from Singapore to 18 cities in 14 European countries.

Tickets for this new service are now available. For more information, please visit www.lot.com.

[1] Inaugural WAW-SIN flight departs 15 May 2018, inaugural SIN-WAW flight departs 17 May 2018

[2] Launch of service is subject to regulatory approval

[3] Passenger movements at Changi Airport

About Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.

Changi Airport is the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic.It served a record 58.7 million passengers from around the globe in 2016. Changi Airport has 400 retail and service stores, as well as 140 F&B outlets. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 380 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,000 flights every week, or about one every 90 seconds.

About LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines is a modern airline connecting New Europe with the world. It provides more than 5.5 million passengers a year with the shortest and most comfortable travel options to more than 75 destinations worldwide via Warsaw, a competitive hub offering fast connections. As the only air carrier in the region, LOT offers direct long-haul flights to the USA, Canada, China, Japan, and South Korea, building its leadership position in Central and Eastern Europe. It operates one of the youngest fleets in Europe and is the only airline to fly Boeing 787 Dreamliners, the world's most advanced aircraft, on all long-haul connections. LOT relies primarily on the passion and positive energy of its team members, including top-ranking pilots in the global aviation business, often champions in many aviation sports. With 87 years of experience, LOT is also one of the oldest airlines in the world and the most internationally-recognised Polish brand. This recognition is proven by numerous awards from industry organizations, the media, and above all – passengers. More up-to-date information for the media is available on the following website: http://corporate.lot.com/pl/en/press-room

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