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Name: LOT POLISH AIRLINES
7JetSet7 Code: LOT
Status: Operational
Region: EUROPE
City: WARSAW
Country: POLAND
Employees 3500
Web: lot.com
Email: lot@lot.com
Telephone: +48 22 606 6565
Fax: +48 22 846 6409
Sita: WAWSPLO
Background
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Click below for data links:
LOT-2002-RANKINGS
LOT-2003-10 - JOINS STAR
LOT-2003-LEIPAX-STATS
LOT-2004-01-PROGRESS
LOT-2004-01-PROGRESS-B
LOT-2004-03 - 1ST E170
LOT-2004-04 - E170 STAR
LOT-2004-06 - 737 TO CIRRUS-A
LOT-2004-09 - 737 TO CIRRUS
LOT-2004-10-A
LOT-2004-10-B
LOT-2004-10-C
LOT-2004-11 - E170-A
LOT-2004-11 - E170-STAR
LOT-2004-TRAFFIC
LOT-2005-01 - EMB-170
LOT-2005-01-CENTRALWINGS START
LOT-2005-04-A - CENTRALWINGS
LOT-2005-05 - 75 YRS-A
LOT-2005-05 - 75 YRS-B
LOT-2005-05 - 75 YRS-C
LOT-2005-05 - 75 YRS-D
LOT-2005-05 - 75 YRS-E
LOT-2005-11 - 787 ORDER-A
LOT-2007-STATS
LOT-2011-11 - INCDT-767
LOT-2011-11 - INCDT-A
LOT-2012-01 - NEW CABIN CREW UNIFORM
LOT-2012-11 - 1ST 787
LOT-2012-11-UPDATE-A
LOT-2012-11-UPDATE-B
LOT-2012-11-UPDATE-C
LOT-2012-11-UPDATE-D
LOT-2012-11-UPDATE-E
LOT-2012-11-UPDATE-F
LOT-2012-11-UPDATE-G
LOT-2012-11-UPDATE-H
LOT-2013-01 - 787-A
LOT-2013-01 - 787-B
LOT-2013-01 - 787-C
LOT-2013-11-AID FOR LOT
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LOT-2016-07 - 737-400 Upgrade.jpg
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FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1929. STATE OWNED. SCHEDULED & CHARTER, DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER AND CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
UL. 17 STYCZNIA 39
PL-00-906 WARSAW, POLAND

Poland (Republic of Poland) was established in 1918. It covers an area of 312,683 km. Its official language is Polish. The population is 40 million. The capital city is Warsaw.

JANUARY 1993: SERVICES TO 61 CITIES IN 40 COUNTRIES.

1992 = -$8.9 MILLION (NET LOSS) (-$43.1 MILLION): +33.8% PASSENGERS (PAX), +15.4% (FTK) (FREIGHT TRAFFIC).

737-55D (PT655) & 737-45D (PV281; PV283) DELIVERIES.

MARCH 1993: 2 ORDERS (1994 & 1995) 737'S.

SEPTEMBER 1993: 2 ORDERS 767-300ER'S. RETURNED 767-200ER TO (ANZ) (USED FOR SUMMER LEASE).

JANUARY 1994: 1993 = +$2.9 MILLION: +2% (RPK) TRAFFIC, +10% PASSENGERS (PAX), +5.3% (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC.

MARCH 1994: 1 737-400 DELIVERY.

APRIL 1994: 1 ORDER 737-300, & 2 ORDERS 767-300ER'S.

MAY 1994: 1 ORDER 737-500.

JULY 1994: 1ST 6 MONTHS 1994 = +2.1% (RPK) TRAFFIC, +6.8% PASSENGERS (PAX), -4.4% (FTK) FREIGHT TRAFFIC.

SEPTEMBER 1994: 1ST 767, HEAVY MAINTENANCE "SC4" CHECK AT AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ), 2ND TO BE AT (LOT), IN OCTOBER 1994.

MAY 1995: 1 767-300ER (CF6-80C2B4) DELIVERY.

JULY 1995: 3,945 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 350 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 670 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

1 ORDER (1996) 737-400 (CFM56-3C1).

NOVEMBER 1995: LEASE OF 767-300 (SP-LPA) TO AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ) UNTIL APRIL. 3 TU-154'S TO (CIS). 7 INACTIVE TU-134'S FOR SALE. COMPLETED "3C" CHECKS ON 767'S IN 24 DAYS. 767-300 (SP-LPB) DELIVERY, IN MAY 1995 HAS AVERAGED 16.2 HOURS/DAY.

JANUARY 1996: 1995 = +$2.4 MILLION (+$0.9 MILLION) (NET PROFIT): 1.9 MILLION PASSENGERS (PAX) (+16%) (1.6 MILLION); 70% LF (LOAD FACTOR) (+3.0).

JAN LITWINSKI CHAIRMAN SAYS (LOT) CURRENTLY OPERATES 10 737'S, 4 767'S, & 7 ATR 72'S.

SOLD LAST TU-154 TO SIBERIAN SOBOL. TO SELL 7 TU-134'S TO RUSSIAN AIRLINES. NOW HAS 10 +5 ORDERS 737'S, 4 +2 ORDERS 767'S, & 7 ATR 72'S.

APRIL 1996: JAN KUJAWA VP ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (TECHNICAL DIRECTOR).

CODE SHARE WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL) TO NEW YORK (JFK), MIAMI (MIA), CHICAGO (ORD), & LOS ANGELES (LAX).

767-300ER RETURNED FROM (ANZ) AFTER 6 MONTH LEASE, & PUT IN FOR "S4C" 6 YEAR, HEAVY CHECK, FOR 4 WEEKS. 1 737-300, (GUI) 2 YEAR LEASED.

MAY 1996: 1 737-300, (GUI) LEASED, FOR CHARTERS. +1 ORDER (MAY 1997) 767-300. 2 OUT OF 7 OUT OF SERVICE TU-134'S, SOLD TO (CIS) OPERATOR & SOLD 1 OF 4 OUT OF SERVICE TU-154M'S.

JUNE 1996: POLISH CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY (CAA) REASSIGNED CATEGORY 1 BY (FAA), AFTER PRELIMINARY 2 MONTHS AT CATEGORY 2 OF SAFETY OVERSIGHT.

1 767-300ER, (GUL) LEASED 18 MONTHS (24484), (GAMCO) DID CABIN RECONFIGURATION, (TCAS) INSTALLATION & EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) MODIFICATION).

MAY 1997. +2 737-400'S IN APRIL & JUNE 1997.

JULY 1996: 1 737-400 DELIVERY.

SEPTEMBER 1996: NEW ROUTES TO JOHANNESBURG, AND MANCHESTER.

SOLD 2 TU-154M'S TO (CIS) AIRLINE, LEAVING ONLY 1 FOR SALE. FARNBOROUGH 2 ORDERS 737-400'S, & 1 ORDER 767-300ER (5TH). 2 ORDERS (JUNE 1998) 737-800'S (CFM56-7B), 165 PAX, 2 CLASS, $102 MILLION.

NOVEMBER 1996: EMPLOYEE REDUCTION MOSTLY BY ATTRITION, BUT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR IS INTERESTED IN PLACING SOME OF THEIR ENGINEERS IN BOEING (TBC) ON WORK CONTRACTS.

CONTRACT FOR 2 737-800'S LIKELY TO GROW TO +2 EACH YEAR, UNTIL 2002 (USA-TODAY).

DECEMBER 1996: JAN KUJAWA DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING, RESIGNED.

SOLD 1 TU-154M TO A (CIS) OPERATOR (ONLY 2 LEFT OF 14). THE INACTIVE 7 TU-134'S WILL PROBABLY BE SCRAPPED THIS YEAR.

JANUARY 1997: FORMS SEPARATE STOCK COMPANY CALLED EUROLOT TO TAKE OVER DOMESTIC & SHORT RANGE, INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS, NAMELY, ALL ATR 72 OPERATIONS. IN 2ND QUARTER 1997, TO EXPAND TO SMALLER CITIES IN POLAND & NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES.

FEBRUARY 1997: MCDONNELL (MDC) OPENS OFFICE IN WARSAW MAINLY FOR F-18 AIRPLANE SUPPORT.

IN 1997, DELIVERIES OF 2 737-300'S, 2 737-400'S & 1 767-300ER. TO DELAY 2 737-800'S FROM 1998, TO 1999.

MARCH 1997: CODE SHARE WITH (ALI), VIA KRAKOW, TO ROME & MILAN (LOT) 737) & (ALI) MD-80).

APRIL 1997: 1996 FISCAL YEAR (FY) = -$14 MILLION.

TO FLY POPE TO POLAND IN 737-500.

5TH RECORD YEAR OF CARGO TRAFFIC +16% 20,634 TONS.

4,030 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 1,180 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 1,100 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

737-45N DELIVERY. +8 ORDERS (2000) 737-800'S. DELAYED 2 737-800'S FROM 1998, TO 1999.

MAY 1997: 767-300 RETURNS FROM (ARE). SOLD 1 TU-154 (1 LEFT). 5TH 767-300ER "POZNAN" DELIVERY (CF6-80C2B6).

JUNE 1997: BOGDAN PAPIS DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE. MICHAL SZALBOT MAINTENANCE MANAGER.

AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL) CODE SHARE, TO BE EXTENDED TO BOSTON, WASHINGTON DC, SAN FRANCISCO (SFO), SEATTLE (SEA), DENVER (DEN), PHOENIX, & DALLAS/FORT WORTH (DFW).

PRIVATIZATION LEGALLY TO BE BY 6/98, BUT MAY BE BEFORE.

6TH 737-400 & 5TH 767-300 DELIVERIES DIRECT FROM EVERETT. 7TH 737-400 DELIVERY.

JULY 1997: CODE SHARE WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL) TO NEW YORK (JFK), CHICAGO (ORD), MIAMI (MIA), & LOS ANGELES (LAX).

SUBSIDIARY, EUROLOT, REGIONAL OPERATOR, WITH 8 ATR 72'S LEASED, FOR 200 WEEKLY OPERATIONS TO GDANSK, KRAKOW, POZNAN, WROCLAW, & SZCZECIN.

180 MINUTES (ETOPS) 767 FLIGHTS/MONTH: 258 OVER NORTH ATLANTIC, & 34 OVER ASIA.

2 737-300'S DELIVERIES.

AUGUST 1997: LAST TU-154 SOLD OF 14 TO BURYAT AVIA.

SEPTEMBER 1997: 737-300, LEASED SINCE 5/96 RETURNED TO (GUI), & ONTO (CAM).

OCTOBER 1997: 4,083 EMPLOYEES.

767 180 MINUTES (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH: 213 OVER NORTH ATLANTIC, & 34 OVER ASIA.

NOVEMBER 1997: IN 1999, WILL BE 70TH ANNIVERSARY! (LOT) IS ONE OF THE OLDEST AIRLINES IN EUROPE. IN 1929, WAS A FOUNDING MEMBER OF (IATA). 1999, IS ALSO 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF 1ST BOEING AIRPLANE.

IN 12/97 KRAKOW TO NEW YORK & CHICAGO (ORD).

JAN LITWINSKI, PRESIDENT FOR 5 YEARS, AND 25 YEARS WITH (LOT).

7 OUT-OF-SERVICE TU-134'S NOW 2. RETURNED 767-300 TO GULF AIR (GUL), AFTER 18 MONTH LEASE.

JANUARY 1998: 1997 INCREASE IN PASSENGERS (PAX), DESPITE SMALL REDUCTION IN LOAD FACTOR TO 65%. 1ST 9 MONTHS 1997 = +44% INTERNATIONAL CARGO VOLUME. DOMESTIC = +12%. 1ST 9 MONTHS 1997 = 1.75M PAX (+12%).

(MOU) FOR FORMAL AGREEMENT WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB), INCLUDING CODE SHARE WARSAW TO MANCHESTER, & KRAKOW LONDON GATWICK, POSSIBLE WARSAW TO LONDON HEATHROW. CODE SHARE TO GERMANY WITH DEUTSCH BA (DBA).

VINGRESOR AB, SWEDEN, SIGNS WITH (LOT) TO PROVIDE CHARTER FLIGHTS (WANTS TO CAPTURE 1 3RD OF POLISH INTERNATIONAL TOURIST TRADE).

DONATES TU-134 TO A TECHNICAL AVIATION SCHOOL IN KATOWICE, POLAND. NOW 4 LEFT (PARKED). APPLIED TO USA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT (DOT) TO WET-LEASE 767-35DER, FOR 243 TRIPS FOR AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS (ARG) FOR BUENOS AIRES TO NEW YORK (JFK), 1 TO 4/98, WHILE (ARG) HAS AIRPLANE IN HEAVY MAINTENANCE. LEASES 767-3P6ER (24484) FROM GULF AIR (GUL) UNTIL 6/98.

FEBRUARY 1998: (IATA) SELECTS (LOT) AS "BEST BUSINESS CLASS AIRLINE IN EUROPE (3RD YEAR)."

TO SELL CASINOS POLAND ($14.5 MILLION), AT 5 POLISH CITIES.

TO BOSTON. CODE SHARE WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL), SERVICE TO WASHINGTON DC/BALTIMORE, DENVER, SAN FRANCISCO (SFO), CLEVELAND, DALLAS/FORT WORTH (DFW), SEATTLE (SEA), PHOENIX, AND SYRACUSE.

SUBSIDIARY, EUROLOT, $30 MILLION, LEASING CONTRACT WITH AERO INTERNATIONAL FOR 5/3 ATR 42'S, 48 PAX (NOW HAS 8 ATR 72'S, 64 PAX).

MARCH 1998: LIKELY COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT WITH FINNAIR (FIN).

1 737-300 (2897) LEASED TO OLYMPIC AIRWAYS (OLY), FOR 3 MONTHS.

APRIL 1998: CODE SHARE WITH FINNAIR (FIN), INCLUDING GDANSK TO HELSINKI.

4,030 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 1,180 FC & 1,100 MT).

MAY 1998: 1ST 767 NONSTOP KRAKOW TO TORONTO. POSSIBLE FUTURE WARSAW TO CALGARY & VANCOUVER.

(MOU) RE-JOINT VENTURE, WITH (GE) FOR (CFM56-3) SERVICES. (LOT) TO OWN 51%, (GE) 49%.

EUROLOT 5 ORDERS ATR 42-300'S (PW120). 737-300 RETURNED FROM 3 MONTHS LEASE TO OLYMPIC (OLY).

JUNE 1998: NOW CODE SHARES WITH FINNAIR (FIN), AMERICAN (AAL), ALITALIA (ALI), LUFTHANSA (DLH), AUSTRIAN (AUL), SWISSAIR (SWS) & CURRENTLY NEGOTIATING WITH IBERIA (IBE).

SUCCESS OF CHARTER FLIGHTS TO CANARY ISLANDS, TURKEY, & TUNISIA, HAVE MADE (LOT) INTERESTED IN CONSIDERING 757 AIRPLANES.

1ST ATR 42 DELIVERY FOR EUROLOT.

JULY 1998: REGULAR FLIGHT SERVICES TO 49 CITIES, IN 32 COUNTRIES.

2ND ATR 42 FOR EUROLOT DELIVERY.

(ETOPS) 180 MINUTES FLIGHTS/MONTH (TOTAL): 5 767 = 214 (14,258) NORTH ATLANTIC, 26 (2,122) OVER ASIA.

AUGUST 1998: 3RD ATR 42 FOR EUROLOT.

SEPTEMBER 1998: WLADYSLAW METELSKI, (LOT) REPRESENTATIVE AT BOEING FOR LAST 4 YEARS, RETURNS AS DIRECTOR QUALITY & AVIATION SAFETY.

OCTOBER 1998: EXPANDS (http://www.lot.com) ONLINE BOOKING.

FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1997 = -$38.9 MILLION (-$13.2 MILLION).

5 767'S 180 MINUTES (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH (TOTAL FLIGHTS) = NORTH ATLANTIC 212 (14,948); ASIA 26 (2,200).

JANUARY 1999: 2 ORDERS EMBRAER ERJ-145'S. PLANS FOR +4 IN 2000.

FEBRUARY 1999: 70TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

6/6 ORDERS ERJ-145'S.

MARCH 1999: SOON TO BE 10 YEAR PARTNERSHIP WITH BOEING, WHEN 2 767-200'S WERE ORDERED, AS POLAND BROKE AWAY FROM BEING A SATELLITE OF THE SOVIET UNION. THE BERLIN WALL WAS TORN DOWN IN 1989. (LOT) NOW HAS 20 BOEING AIRPLANES.

DEFERS DELIVERY OF 2 737-800'S. 737-300 (28732), EX-WINAIR (WII), AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ), 7 MONTH LEASED.

APRIL 1999: 4,150 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 1,180 FC & 1,100 MT).

(http://www.lot.com). (lotdopr@lot.com). SITA: WAWSPLO.

MAY 1999: 4TH ATR 42 DELIVERY. (LOT) MOVES UP 6 PLACES, IN RANKING OF WORLD REGIONAL AIRLINES, TO #77 (EUROLOT).

JUNE 1999: GOVERNMENT OK'S PRIVATIZATION BY 08/99, WITH 10% FOR $285 MILLION (INTEREST BY AMERICAN (AAL), BRITISH (BAB); SCANDINAVIAN (SAS), AND LUFTHANSA (DLH). MAY SELL 38%.

POPE'S VISIT (EMPLOYEES WERE IMPRESSED WITH HIS PRESENCE, AND HUMOR). POPE LEFT FROM KRAKOW ON 737 AIRPLANE.

JULY 1999: CODE SHARE WITH SABENA (SAB), TO BRUSSELS.

AUGUST 1999: 2 ATR 42-300 (024, EX-CIMBER AIR; 031 EX-MED AIR, FOR EUROLOT.

SEPTEMBER 1999: IN 10/99, CODE SHARE WITH EL AL (ELA) TO TEL AVIV.

EUROLOT RECEIVES 5TH ATR 42 THIS MONTH. ADDS SCHEDULED LINK TO KATOWICE. EXPECTS TO CARRY 350,000 PASSENGERS IN 1999.

OCTOBER 1999: SELECTS SAIRGROUP (SWS) AS A STRATEGIC PARTNER. (SWS) WILL INITIALLY BUY 10% (LOT) CAPITAL. BY END OF 1999, (SWS) WILL ACQUIRE 37.6% STAKE.

1998 = 2.64 BILLION RPM (+1.2%), 331.1 MILLION FTM (+1%).

767-35DER (SP-LPA), 6 MONTH WET-LEASED TO AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ). 1 737-3U3 RETURNED TO (ANZ), AFTER 7 MONTH LEASE.

NOVEMBER 1999: 1998 = +$546,000 (-$41.4 MILLION).

JOINT VENTURE, WITH (GE) TO DO MODULAR REPAIR OF (CFM) ENGINES, & EVENTUALLY OVERHAUL ALL (GE) ENGINES. A LARGE TEST CELL IS TO BE BUILT ON OUTSKIRTS OF WARSAW.

ANDRZEJ SLODOWNIK PRESIDENT, RECENT PH D FROM WARSAW POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY, WITH THESIS IN PART, THE CREATION OF A MATHEMATICAL MODEL FOR AIRCRAFT RELIABILITY.

DECEMBER 1999: JOINS QUALIFLIER AIRLINE ALLIANCE GROUP.

FEBRUARY 2000: 4,158 EMPLOYEES.

ERJ-145 DELIVERY.

MARCH 2000: IN 5/00, TO TURIN.

1 737-400 (25594), EX-ISTANBUL (IST) INDIGO (INZ) LEASED, AFTER "C" CHECK AT BEDEK (IAI).

APRIL 2000: 767-300 (SP-LPA) RETURNED FROM AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ).

4,156 EMPLOYEES.

MAY 2000: PLANS 14 CHARTER FLIGHTS TO EDMONTON, CANADA (767).

CONVERTS 6 OPTIONS ERJ-145'S TO ORDERS.

JUNE 2000: +3 ORDERS ERJ-145'S, FOR TOTAL 15 ORDERS.

JULY 2000: 1999 = +$845,000: 70.2% LF; 2.6 MILLION PAX (+4%); 4,156 EMPLOYEES (+1.4%).

(http://www.lot.com.pl).

AUGUST 2000: 5TH ERJ-145 DELIVERY, 42 PAX.

SEPTEMBER 2000: 2 ERJ-145 DELIVERIES. PLANS TO LEASE 3 737-500'S IN THE FALL POSSIBLY FROM AOM (MNR).

OCTOBER 2000: CODE SHARE WITH SABENA (SAB), GDANSK TO BRUSSELS. TO LONDON GATWICK (LGW), DAILY). POZNAN/WARSAW TO DUSSELDORF (ERJ-145, DAILY).

1 737-4YO (2223-25594), RETURNED TO AERFI (AFJ). 8TH ERJ-145 (329, SP-LGH) DELIVERY. 3 737-53C'S (1894-24825; 2041-24826; 2043-24827), EX-AOM (MNR), FLIGHTLEASED (SWS).

NOVEMBER 2000: WIESLAW WYPYCH DIRECTOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE REPLACES BOGDAN PAPIS VP TECHNICAL & OPERATIONS. BOGDAN PAPIS VP SPECIAL PROJECTS. MICHAL SZALBOT DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS.

"BUSINESS TRAVELER" MAGAZINE AWARDS (LOT) "BEST EASTERN EUROPEAN AIRLINE 2000."

10TH ERJ-145 DELIVERY.

DECEMBER 2000: SOLD 1 767-35DER (24865) (CF6-80C2) TO BOULLIOUN (BOU), AND LEASED BACK FOR 5 YEARS.

JANUARY 2001: 7 ATR 72-202'S (246, SP-LFA; 265, SP-LFB; 272, SP-LFC; 279, SP-LFD; 328, SP-LFE; 402, SP-LFF; 478, SP-LFH) TRANSFERRED TO EUROLOT OPERATIONS.

FEBRUARY 2001: POLISH TREASURY MINISTER HAS STATED THAT A DECISION TO CONTINUE PRIVATIZATION WILL BE MADE AFTER REVIEWING 2000'S FINANCIAL RESULTS. GOVERNMENT OWNS 51%, SAIRGROUP (SWS) 38%, EMPLOYEES 11%.

2000 GROSS = +$11.4 MILLION: 2.79 MILLION PAX (+7.2%).

PLANS FOR +2 737'S BY 5/01, LEASED.

MARCH 2001: 1 737-5L9 (28996), MAERSK (MRS) 3 YEAR LEASED. 2 ERJ-145MP'S (406, SP-LGL; 408, SP-LGM) DELIVERIES.

APRIL 2001: SERVICES TO 43 DESTINATIONS IN 31 COUNTRIES. CODE SHARE WITH CROSSAIR (CSR), TO GENEVA.

MAY 2001: RESUMES SERVICE TO BEIRUT (WEEKLY), AFTER 26-YEAR BREAK.

JUNE 2001: US-POLAND, PHASED, "OPEN-SKIES" PACT SIGNED. PACT PROGRESSIVELY, OPENS AVIATION SERVICES IN THE BILATERAL MARKET, UNTIL 1/04, WHEN COMPLETE "OPEN SKIES" AGREEMENT WILL EXIST.

JULY 2001: TO GOTHENBURG (ERJ-145, DAILY) AND TO ODESSA (ERJ-145, 4X-WEEKLY).

NOVEMBER 2001: RECEIVES COLLATERAL, FOR NEW FINANCING, WORTH $97 MILLION FROM GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT RAISES ITS STAKE TO 68%.

INTENDS TO RESTRUCTURE. WILL LAY OFF -800 STAFF (20%).

DECEMBER 2001: IN 4/02 TO VENICE (5X-WEEKLY).

COMPLETES 1ST 737-400 "D" CHECK. 767 WET-LEASED TO UNIVERSAL AIRLINES (ZUA), FOR NEW YORK (JFK) TO PORT OF SPAIN TO GEORGETOWN (GUYANA).

JANUARY 2002: 2001 = -$158 MILLION: 62% LF (-3); 3.2 MILLION PAX RECORD!

WILL CUT -800 JOBS, OF 4,300.

737-400 "D" CHECK COMPLETED.

APRIL 2002: APPEARS SET TO JOIN THE "STAR (SAL) ALLIANCE," AND INITIATES IN 6/02 CODE SHARE WITH LUFTHANSA (DLH) BETWEEN POLAND AND GERMANY, (LOT)'S BIGGEST EUROPEAN MARKET. THE CO-OPERATION AGREEMENT WITH (DLH) ENABLES ASSISTANCE TO BE PROVIDED FOR (LOT) TO ADAPT TO THE (SAL)'S STANDARDS, & SYSTEMS IN PREPARATION FOR JOINING IN 2003.

CODE SHARE WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) TO MANCHESTER.

4,125 EMPLOYEES.

(TELEPHONE: +48 22 606 6111). (FAX: +48 22 846 6409).

MAIN BASE: WARSAW - OKECIE (WAW). HUB: WAWA (YXZ).

ERJ-145MP (560, SP-LGO) DELIVERY FOR EUROLOT.

July 2002: 2001 = -$159.78 Million (+$7.05 Million): 6.05 Billion RPK (+4.5%); 62.7% LF; 3.28 Million PAX (+14.6%); 69.04 Million FTK (-12.5%); 4,199 (+2.4%).

To Kalingrad.

1 767-3P6ER (24484, SP-LPD), ex-Malev (HGA), Pembroke (PEB) leased to replace 767-35DER (27902, SP-LPB), which will have its wet-lease, extended for another 2 years, to Universal Airlines (ZUA), Guyana. 767-35DER (27902), returned to lessor.

September 2002: (LOT) is on target to double an earlier earnings forecast to +# 60 Million Zlotys/+$68.7 Million (-# 285 Million Zlotys).

ATR 42-500 (516, SP-EDA), leased for EuroLot.

October 2002: (LOT) Aircraft Maintenance Services:
Contact: (technika@lot.pl). SITA: WAWNTLO.

(Telephone: +48 22 606 80 02). (FAX: +48 22 606 81 02).

ATR 42-300 (080) returned to ATR. 4 ATR 42-500's (522, SP-EDB; 526, SP-EDC; 530, SP-EDD; 443, SP-EDE), deliveries for Eurolot.

November 2002: Code share with SN Brussels Airlines (DAT), to Brussels.

Government raises its stake in (LOT) to 68% to bolster (LOT)'s finances. Plans to list (LOT) on the Warsaw exchange in 2004, and retain 10% of the shares.

December 2002: In 1/03, will start performing "C" checks on Lufthansa (DLH) 737's.

January 2003: (LOT) will join the Star (SAL) Alliance in 6/03.

2002 = +# PLN 109.3 Million/+$28.4 Million (-# PLN 639 Million): 6.07 Billion RPK (+1.7%); -10.6% ASK; 69.6% LF (+7.8); 3.39 Million PAX (+5.3%); 73.68 Million FTK (-1.4%).

10/11 orders (1/04) E170.

March 2003: Wroclaw to Munich. Poznan to Krakow to Vienna (EuroLot ATR 72, daily).

Marek Grabarek acting (CEO), following resignation of Jan Litwinski Chairman, President, & (CEO). Resignation was in response to allegations in the local media of financial improprieties involving him and other management board members, whereby they received >$743,500 in supplemental wages in 2000 to 2001 from (LOT)'s strategic partner at the time, SAirGroup's now defunct Swissair (SWS) unit.

April 2003: 4,400 employees.

June 2003: Marek Grabek confirmed as President & (CEO).

SITA: WAWNDLO. (lot@lot.com).

August 2003: Warsaw to Beirut to Basra (weekly).

September 2003: Poland rated Category 2 safety status by (FAA).

In 10/03, (LOT) will become a member of the Star Alliance and will begin code sharing with United Airlines (UAL) beyond Chicago, New York, and Newark, to nearly 30 USA cities, including Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Washington (IAD).

In 10/03, Warsaw to Geneva (ERJ-145, 6x-weekly).

2002 = +$27.7 Million (-$107.8 Million): 5.87 Billion RPK (+.8%); -10.6% ASK; 69.6% LF (+7.8); 3.2 Million PAX (+4.3%); 67 Million FTK (-2.8%); 4,216 EMPLOYEES (-8.4%).

2002 TOP WORLD AIRLINES TRAFFIC RPK (Billion):
93 (RAM) 6.38; 94 (EXPRESSJET) 6.36; 95 (QTA) 6.20; 96 (COI) 5.96; 97 (AAL) EAGLE) 5.94; 98 (LOT) 5.87; 99 (FRO) 5.45; 100 (WJI) 5.49; 101 (MAU) 5.34; 102 (ATLANTIC SE) 5.31; 103 (JPL) 5.16.

October 2003: New York (JFK) to Warsaw with connecting service to Krakow (757).

Becomes the 17th member of the Star (SAL) Alliance, enhancing Star's network in an area already served extensively by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS), Lufthansa (DLH) and the Austrian Airlines (AUL) Groups. (LOT) is the largest carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, and serves 46 cities in Europe and beyond in addition to 12 destinations in Poland.

(LOT)'s intention to privatize, remains stalled until a strategic investor emerges with a concrete bid for the 25.1% stake once held by defunct Swissair (SWS). The Polish state treasury holds 67.97% and (LOT) employees have the remaining 6.92%. Star (SAL) partner Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has made no secret of its interest in bidding for the open shares but is unfortunately is currently financially embattled with restructuring itself.

December 2003: 737-45D (28753) wet-leased to Aegean (CRM) & 737-45D (27156) wet-leased to Aerosvit (UKA). 1 767-300ER wet-leased to (BWIA) West Indies Airways (TTA) for its Port of Spain to Manchester route.

February 2004: Plans to put its E170 on its Warsaw to Manchester route in 7/04.

March 2004: (FAA) Safety Oversight upgrades Poland to Category 1.

In 5/04, Poland and 9 other Eastern European and Baltic states will become members of the European Union (EU), and thus will have to adopt the (EU)'s 3rd package of deregulation.

Warsaw to Venice (5x-weekly).

Bmibaby (BMI) coordinates marketing and sales efforts with GermanWings (RFG), who are discussing similar agreement with (SAS) Snowflake and (LOT) Polish Airlines.

April 2004: Lufthansa Technik ((DLH) (LTK) will provide total component support for (LOT) ERJ's.

In 5/04, code share with Adria Airways (ADR), Ljubljana to Vienna to Warsaw.

E170-100ST (170-00027, SP-LDD), (GEF) leased delivery.

May 2004: 2 737-53C's (24826; 24827), wet-leased to Sky Europe (SKP).

June 2004: Will establish a low-cost subsidiary by end of 2004. Will transfer 2 to 5 737-300's to the new carrier.

Transferred its entire passenger and baggage handling at Warsaw to Lufthansa (DLH) Systems' Departure Control System.

Star Alliance: Air Canada (ACN); Air New Zealand (ANZ); All Nippon Airways (ANA); Asiana (AAR); Austrian (AUL); Blue 1 (applicant); bmi (BMI); (LOT) Polish Airlines; Lufthansa (DLH); Scandinavian (SAS); Singapore Airlines (SIA); South African Airways (SAA) (applicant); Spanair (SPP); (TAP) Air Portugal (applicant); Thai Airways (TII); United Airlines (UAL); US Airways (USA); & Varig (VAR).

Warsaw to Dublin (5x-weekly).

2 E170-100ST'S (00029, SP-LDE; 00035, SP-LDF) deliveries.

July 2004: Plans to cut its staff and costs by -20% by end/06.

Still plans to start a low-cost unit subsidiary to start in the fall with 3 to 5 737's in Krakow.

2003 = -$29.19 Million (+$28.9 Million): 6.19 Billion RPK (+4.5%); 72.2% LF; 3.72 Million PAX (+8.5%); 78.56 Million FTK (+6.6%).

October 2004: Now plans to start its operations of a low-cost subsidiary in 2/05.

The government, the major shareholder anticipates an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in spring 2005.

767-35DER (659-28656, SP-LPC), wet-leased to HollandExel (HOL).

December 2004: New low-cost subsidiary, "PolishWings" (CWG) capitilized at # EUR 1 Million/$1.33 Million, will launch in 2/05, with fleet of 5 737 Classics that will fly from Warsaw and Katowice (where it will go head-to-head with Wizz Air (WZZ)), with the focus on serving cities in E Europe. It will also take over (LOT)'s charter operations and will form a joint venture with GermanWings (RFG), linking up with its bases at Cologne & Stuttgart.

Decides later to call its low-cost subsidiary "CentralWings" (CWG) and initial flights to be in 2/05, Krakow & Warsaw to London Gatwick (737-300/737-400, (LOT) wet-leased). Then, Warsaw to Hannover. In 3/05, Warsaw to Prague, Katowice to Hannover, Colgne/Bonn, Warsaw to Bologna, Lusbon, Nuremberg. in 4/05, Warsaw, Krakow to Rome. In 5/05, Warsaw to Catania, Girona, & Malta.

January 2005: 2004 = +# 3 Million zlotys/+$960,000 (-# 109 Million zlotys). Government is still seeking a buyer for a 25% stake in (LOT).

March 2005: CentralWings (CWG) now serves 15 cities. CentralWings (CWG) 1st flight Warsaw & Krakow to London Gatwick (LGW). Katowice to Cologne/Bonn (3/week). In summer, Katowice to Hanover. Warsaw to Nuremburg, Hanover, Prague, Lisbon, Bologna, Barcelona Girona, Rome Ciampino, & Catania. Krakow to (LGW), & Rome Ciampino.

Piotr Kociotek (CEO), CentralWings (CWG).

+2 737-200's by 5/05 for total 5. Another +2 737-200's in /06.

767-341ER (24843, SP-LPE), ex-Varig (VAR), Itochu leased.

May 2005: 4,042 employees.

Lufthansa (DLH) expands its e-ticketing program to include flights on its partner airlines bmi (BMA) and (LOT) Polish.

June 2005: Converted 4 options to firm orders E170, 82Y.

August 2005: 3,761 employees (-6.6%).

In 9/05, code share with Adria Airlines (ADR), Ljubljana to Warsaw (4/week).

September 2005: Star Alliance chose UK-based Zero Octa as the preferred vendor for revenue recovery and protection services. Ten member carriers - - Air Canada (ACN), Air New Zealand (ANZ), Asiana Airlines (AAR), bmi (BMA), (LOT) Polish Airlines, Singapore Airlines (SIA), Spanair (SPP), United Airlines (UAL), US Airways (USA) and Varig (VAR) - - will be using Zero Octa.

(LOT) Polish Airlines ordered 7 787-8s and took options on 2 and "hold purchase rights" on +5 more. Boeing valued the firm airplanes at around $910 million at list prices. They will be powered by Rolls-Royce (Trent 1000)s and deliveries begin in 2008. The 787s will replace (LOT)'s 6 767-300s and 2 767-200s. Airbus had offered the A350 in competition. (LOT) said the evaluation process was supported by Sabre Airline Solutions while the final results were scrutinized by Ernst & Young. The supervisory board's decision in favor of the Boeing product was unanimous. "The 787 fits perfectly with our cost reduction and profitability strategies," (LOT) President & (CEO) Marek Grabarek said. Including (LOT), 22 airlines have announced firm orders and commitments for 263 787 Dreamliners, Boeing said. (LOT) is the largest customer in Europe to order the jet. Italian leisure carrier Blue Panorama (BPA) and the UK's First Choice (ATZ) also have ordered it.

October 2005: Singapore Airlines (SIA) and (LOT) Polish Airlines implemented a code share agreement for customers traveling between Warsaw and Singapore and beyond markets in Asia. Beginning October 30, (SIA) passengers will be able to connect to (LOT)'s daily services to Warsaw through (SIA)'s European gateways of Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Zurich. (LOT) customers will have more travel options to Singapore on (SIA)'s 2x-daily flights from Frankfurt and daily flights from Zurich and Amsterdam, with connections in Singapore for travel onward into Asia and the South Pacific.

December 2005: 1st 11 months = Passenger traffic 5.83 Billion (RPK) (+7.1%); Freight traffic 65.30 Million (FTK) (-8.2%); 3.32 Million passengers (+2.4%).

(LOT) Polish Airlines launched 12x-weekly service from Warsaw to Bydgoszcz and 19x-weekly flights to Zielona Gora. (LOT) uses Jetstream 32s wet-leased from Jet Air.

(LOT) Polish Airlines' supervisory board dismissed Marek Grabarek, President of the carrier's management board, as well as board members Piotr Dubno and Wladyslaw Metelski. The sackings took place at a supervisory board meeting. No reason was given for the action. (LOT) also announced that supervisory board President Piotr Czyzewski and member Sbawomir Lachowski resigned.

Supervisory board member Tomasz Kopoczynski will replace Grabarek on an interim basis pending a formal selection process that will commence following a December 29 supervisory board meeting.

Grabarek, a former state treasury official, was appointed on an interim basis to succeed Jan Litwinski, who resigned in mid-March 2003 amid charges of financial improprieties. Grabarek guided the carrier through full membership in the Star (SAL) Alliance and oversaw the launch of low cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary Centralwings (CWG) last year.

767-35DER (28656, SP-LPC) wet-leased to Air Italy (ITZ) until 5/06.

January 2006: (LOT) Polish Airlines started the sale of Etix e-tickets for flights to New York, Paris and Prague. E-tickets will be introduced for flights to Scandinavia, Budapest and Zurich later this year.

February 2006: Star Alliance member carriers at Paris (CDG) Terminal 1 have begun moving into new check-in Hall 4, the alliance announced last week. Thai Airways (TII) and bmi (BMA) already are using the new Star Alliance facilities and Adria Airways (ADR), All Nippon Airways (ANA), Croatia Airlines (CRH), (LOT) Polish Airlines, Lufthansa (DLH) and (SAS) Scandinavian Airlines will relocate by the end of the month. There are 24 check-in desks currently available. Singapore Airlines (SIA), United Airlines (UAL), US Airways (AMW)/(USA) and Varig (VAR) will start making use of the new facilities in 2008 once additional areas of the terminal are refurbished. Star (SAL) Alliance-branded self-service check-in units will become available in March to customers of select alliance carriers.

March 2006: (LOT) Polish Airlines supervisory board named Polish Civil Aviation Office President Krzysztof Kapis (LOT)'s new President & (CEO). He worked at (LOT) from 1975 to 2001, holding a variety of positions including Commercial Director, and Product & Marketing Director.

(LOT) leased a 7th 767, a 767-300ER for the summer season to increase service to North America. It will offer 16x-weekly flights to New York (Newark and (JFK) and 11x- to Chicago O'Hare. From Krakow, (LOT) operates 3x-weekly to New York and 6x-weekly to O'Hare. It also is modernizing its transatlantic business (C) class service. 4 new Embraer E175s will appear on expanded European routes during the summer. It is developing its domestic network and will offer +20% more flights from Warsaw to 10 Polish cities.

April 2006: The Star (SAL) Alliance is working on collective specifications for the 787, Air New Zealand (ANZ) (CEO), Rob Fyfe said during the group's meeting in Johannesburg earlier this week. The (SAL) alliance has a working group including member airlines Lufthansa (DLH), All Nippon Airways (ANA), Singapore Airlines (SIA), (ANZ), Air Canada (ACN) and (LOT) Polish Airlines negotiating with Boeing on a wide spectrum of specifications ranging from cockpit configuration through galley configuration and seat pitch. Individual carriers would buy the airplanes, "but a far-reaching commonality in the specifications facilitates the seasonal airplane swapping between members," Fyfe noted, adding there is also a cost benefit. "The more you have commonality in your requirements, the more that Boeing will look to feed those issues into the base design, rather than having to do them as add-on incremental." Economies of scale are an additional advantage.

(LOT) Polish Airlines leased a used 767-319ER (24876, SP-LPF) from (ILFC) (ILF) for 3 years. The airplane was delivered earlier this month.

May 2006: As the national carrier of Poland, (LOT) Polish Airlines (LOT) provides scheduled passenger and cargo services within Europe and to the Americas.

3,761 employees.

(IATA) Code: LO - 080. (ICAO) Code: LOT - LOT.

Parent organization/shareholders: Polish government (67.97%); SAirLines Europe (25.1%); & employees (6.93%).

Owns: EuroLOT (100%); & CentralWings (CWG) (100%).

Alliances: Star Alliance; Aeroflot Russian Airlines (ARO); AeroSvit Airlines (UKA); Belavia Belarussian Airlines (BLV); Bulgaria Air (LZB); Cyprus Airways (CYP); El Al (ELA); Malev (HGA); Pulkovo Airlines (STG); Slovak Airlines (SLO); SN Brussels Airlines (DAT); Tarom (TRM); & (THY) Turkish Airlines.

Main Base: Warsaw Frederic Chopin (WAW).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Bydgoszcz; Gdansk; Katowice; Krakow; Lodz; Poznan; Rzeszow; Szczecin; Warsaw; Wroclaw; & Zielona Gora.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Amsterdam; Athens; Barcelona; Beirut; Berlin; Brussels; Bucharest; Budapest; Chicago; Copenhagen; Dublin; Dusseldorf; Frankfurt; Geneva; Hamburg; Helsinki; Istanbul; Kaliningrad; Kiev; Larnaca; Ljubljana; London; Lviv; Lyons; Madrid; Manchester; Milan; Minsk; Moscow; Munich; New York; Newark; Nice; Odessa; Oslo; Paris; Prague; Riga; Rome; Sofia; St Petersburg; Stockholm; Tallinn; Tel Aviv Yafo; Toronto; Venice; Vienna; Vilnius; Zagreb; & Zurich.

(LOT) Polish Airlines signed a deal with (BRE) Leasing for the purchase of 4 Embraer E175s, that will be owned by Polish leasing company (PLL) (LOT) and leased to (LOT) for 7 years with an option for 5 more. (LOT) also took delivery of its 7th 767-300, a leased plane owned by (ILFC) (ILF), to be operated by (LOT) until February 2009 on transatlantic flights.

1st E175 (00125, SP-LIA) (see photo) delivery, (PLL) leased.

June 2006: 2 E175's (00132, SP-LIB; 00136, SP-LID), deliveries.

October 2006: In 1st 9 months (LOT) Polish Airlines had 5.28 billion (RPK)s passenger traffic (+6.6%); 58.4 million (FTK)s (+11.6%); and 2.81 million passengers (+1.7%).

(LOT) Polish Airlines should be set for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) by the end of 2007 or early 2008. The Polish government said last week, that more details will be released when year-end 2006 financial figures become available, Polish news agency "(PAP)" reported.

November 2006: (LOT) Polish Airlines has a new Chairman. Tomasz Dembski has replaced Krzysztof Kapis, who was asked to leave by the board. No further details were available. Kapis, who was the former head of the Polish civil aviation authority, was named Chairman in March.

January 2007: (LOT) Polish Airlines said it is working with the Polish Airports State Enterprise and local authorities to launch direct 3x-weekly Rzeszow - New York flights by summer. Warsaw and Krakow currently are the only Polish cities with direct links to the USA. Starting April 10th, Warsaw - New York (JFK) increased to 6x-weekly using 767s. Starting April 15th, Warsaw - Newark incresed to 3x-weekly using 767s. Starting May 1st, Warsaw - Newark increased to 5x-weekly, and Warsaw - (JFK) increased to 7x-weekly, using 767s. Starting June 1st, Warsaw - Newark increased to 7x-weekly and Warsaw - (JFK) increased to 9x-weekly, using 767s. Starting June 3rd, new 1x-week, Rzeszow - (JFK), using 767s. Starting June 7th, new daily Rzeszow - Newark, using 767s. Starting September 9th, Rzeszow - (JFK) discontinued. Starting September 13th, Rzeszow - Newark discontinued.

(LOT) Polish Airlines signed a 3-year deal with CarTrawler to offer its automobile rental distribution system on (LOT)'s website (http://www.lot.com).

February 2007: (LOT) Polish Airlines named Marek Mazur Chairman & (CEO) according to press reports. He comes from outside the company and replaces Tomasz Dembski, who took over in November, for the fired Krzysztof Kapis.

(TBC) announced its 787 deal with (LOT) Polish Airlines. (LOT) raised its 787 commitment to 8 with an order for 1 additional airplane. (LOT) will be the 787's 1st European operator, when it takes 1st delivery next year.

March 2007: (LOT) Polish Airlines reported a +PLN539.8 million/+ $182.6 million profit in 2006, largely from asset sales. A year-ago comparison was not provided. (LOT) earned +$27.3 million in 2005. Revenues from "basic operations" fell -0.4%, according to (LOT), to PLN2.76 billion and costs rose +4.2% to PLN2.79 billion. Pre-tax earnings of +PLN605.8 million represented a fivefold increase over the year-ago result, a figure that was achieved "from single transactions of sale of the company's assets." It did not elaborate. (LOT) transported 3.7 million passengers, a +3.6% year-over-year increase. Load factor was 74.1% LF. It said a +12% rise in passengers on its USA and Canadian routes drove the increase.

Starting April 2nd, Warsaw - Belgrade, using ERJ-145s. Starting April 21st, Warsaw - Stuttgart, using ERJ-145s.

Marek Mazur is out as (CEO) of (LOT) Polish Airlines after just 38 days, according to press reports from Warsaw. His replacement, when named, will be (LOT)'s 4th (CEO), since last fall. Mazur told Polish television he did not know why he was let go, according to the Associated Press, but several reports indicated that the Ministry of the Treasury was against the appointment from the start, and ousted Mazur, once it secured the backing of "bankruptcy officers" on (LOT)'s board. The Financial Times reported that Deputy Treasury Minister Ireneusz Dabrowski told Polish television that the ministry, which owns 68% of (LOT), wanted to retake full control of (LOT) and needed to raise approximately PLN350 million/$120.2 million to buy out Swissair (SWR)'s liquidator, which owns 25.1%, according to (LOT)'s website. Employees hold 6.9%.

(LOT) Polish Airlines leased 2 82-seat E175s from (GECAS) (GEF). They will enter service in the 2nd half of this month, at which point (LOT) will operate 16 E170s/E175s.

E175 (00154, SP-LIF), delivery.

May 2007: Starts Katowice - Turin, using ERJ-145s. Starting June 3rd, Rzeszow - New York (JFK), using 767s and stops September 9th. Starting June 7th, Rzeszow - Newark, using 767s, and stops September 13th.

June 2007: (LOT) Polish Airlines and Boeing (TBC) will open a training center for pilots (FC) and cabin crew (CA) in Warsaw, the carrier announced. The facility will be equipped with at least four flight simulators and a cabin simulator. No further details were provided, but (LOT) did say it would be "the largest and most state-of-the-art facility of this kind in Eastern and Central Europe." It said the agreement resulted from meetings with representatives of Boeing subsidiary Alteon Training at the Paris Air Show. "The establishment of this center should bring measurable results in the form of reduced costs of training for (LOT)'s pilots (FC) and cabin crew (CA)," according to Piotr Siennicki President of the (LOT) management board. (LOT) said it also has talked with Embraer (EMB) about establishing an Embraer Technical and Logistics Centre for Eastern and Central Europe in Warsaw, that would include a spare parts warehouse.

September 2007: Lufthansa (DLH) Systems (LHS) signed a contract with (LOT) Polish Airlines to implement (LHS)'s Web Check-in solution starting in December.

(ITA) Software announced that its airfare pricing and shopping system (QPX) was implemented by (LOT) Polish Airlines.

October 2007: (LOT) Polish Airlines management board presented a new "7 pillar" strategy for the 2008 to 2012 period. (LOT) plans to standardize its fleet, maintain 2 brands ((LOT) and low-cost subsidiary, Centralwings (CWG)), develop connections in the east (especially in Russia and Ukraine) and increase sales through the Internet by a minimum +40% in the next 5 years. The board also anticipates listing on the Warsaw Stock Exchange no later than 2008 and achieving a net profit of +PLN200 million/+$77.6 million in 2012. "I believe that the program developed by us is the best of all possible operation plans for (LOT). Our most important aim is to achieve satisfactory target profitability, to become a listed company and to attain quickly increasing numbers of passengers and connections," President Piotr Siennicki said. Fleet simplication will be according to zones, with long-haul, short-haul, "local" and "domestic" zones each having a dedicated fleet of 1 type of airplane. (LOT) promised a "significant increase in the quality of customer service" and a "modern sytem of tariffs" while leveraging Poland's increased economic ties to East Asia countries with greater service to Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. It plans to resume service to Beijing in the upcoming winter schedule.

November 2007: 1st 6 months = 3.29 billion (RPK)s (+11.2%) traffic; 38.7 million (FTK)s (+2.7%) freight traffic; 2.02 million passengers (+17.4%).

January 2008: 2007 statistics: 7.41 billion (RPK)s passenger traffic +10.2%; +7.4% capacity (ASK)s; +2 load factor for 76.1% LF. SEE ATTACHED COMPARISON CHART TO SELECTED OPERATORS - "LOT-2007-STATS."

Lufthansa (DLH) is continuing to withhold comment on speculation that it is considering the purchase of a majority stake in (LOT) Polish Airlines, even after Polish Deputy Treasury Minister Zdzislaw Gawlik told the daily "Dziennik" that the German carrier "is interested in a stake in (LOT) under the condition that, 1, the transaction is fully approved by the Treasury, and 2, that the Treasury sells a majority stake." A (DLH) spokesperson said that (DLH) had "no comment" on the Minister's statement. The Ministry has said it would like to sell its entire 68% stake in (LOT). The administrator of bankrupt Swissair (SWS) holds a 25% stake, with (LOT) employees holding 7%.

(LOT) Polish Airlines signed a contract for 12 Embraer E175s plus 2 options and 10 purchase rights, Embraer (EMB) announced. Firm airplanes are worth $372 million and the order could rise to $744 million, if all options and purchase rights are exercised. The airplane will seat 82 passengers. (LOT) will become the largest E-Jet operator in Europe, once the jets are delivered, Embraer said. It was an E-Jet launch customer with the E170 in 2004, and currently operates 10 E170s and 6 E175s. "Our current fleet of E-Jets is performing smoothly and the additional E175s are the right airplanes to achieve our strategy of network development," (LOT) (CEO) Piotr Siennicki said.

March 2008: Star Alliance (SAL) carriers Air Canada (ACN), Air China (BEJ), (ANA), Asiana Airlines (AAR), Austrian Airlines (AUL), (LOT) Polish Airlines, Lufthansa (DLH), (SAS) Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines (SAL), Singapore Airlines (SIA), Thai Airways (TII), Turkish Airlines (THY), and United Airlines (UAL) each completed the transfer of their operations to Beijing International's Terminal 3. The move was part of the collocation plan developed as a result of Air China (BEJ) and Shanghai Airlines (SAL) joining the alliance last year. A similar collocation will be completed at Shanghai Pudong on April 29.

July 2008: (LOT) Polish Airlines President & (CEO) Dariusz Nowak said that (LOT) is restructuring ahead of its planned privatization, a process that will be its "biggest challenge." He said 1 move will be to add more charter flights to its low-fare subsidiary Centralwings (CWG), which operates 737 Classics. He said (LOT) is looking to position Centralwings (CWG) as "a kind of mixed charter and maybe Low Cost Carrier (LCC) flights to some selected points." He said the mainline has adopted some of Centralwings (CWG)'s low-cost strategies in order to reduce its own cost base.

August 2008: (LOT) Polish Airlines said that it will need to restructure as quickly as possible to avoid a cash crisis. (LOT) has gone through 5 (CEO)s in the last 5 years under changing Polish governments, hindering its ability to make long-term strategic decisions over the period. "It is a wonder that this company still exists," a carrier executive said. The government controls 68% of (LOT) and wants to float its stake in early 2009. (CEO) Dariusz Nowak has said the restructuring is aimed at returning (LOT) to an operating profit by the end of 2010. A plan is expected to be unveiled officially by the end of this month, and is likely to include cutting costs and unprofitable routes.

(ITA) Software announced that (LOT) Polish Airlines extended application of its (QPX) airfare pricing and shopping system, launching a weekend airfare search capability on (LOT)'s website featuring flexible booking capabilities and advanced travel and cost options.



September 2008: (LOT) Polish Airlines low-fare subsidiary, Centralwings (CWG) will cease operating scheduled services next month and become a charter and wet-lease (ACMI) carrier, saying market conditions have "imperil[ed] the company's stability." It begins the transition on September 14 and by September 30, will operate only charter flights save for Warsaw - Lisbon service that will end October 7. Tomasz Szymczak President of Centralwings (CWG)'s management board, said profitability "is the ultimate priority" but promised the change would "not affect" employees and said passengers whose flights are cancelled, will be transferred to (LOT) flights without extra cost or offered refunds. It plans to wet-lease 4 to 5 airplanes to foreign airlines this winter.

October 2008: 767-341ER (24843), returned to lessor.

December 2008: Under pressure from the industry downturn and, potentially, Lufthansa (DLH)'s acquisition of Austrian Airlines (AUL), (LOT) Polish Airlines is seeking help from both the Star Alliance (SAL) and a future industry partner, President & (CEO) Dariusz Nowak said. Speaking on the way to the (SAL) board meeting in Chicago, Nowak said (LOT) is working on selling a 49% stake to a strong industry partner. "We will try to sell it next year, preferring a European airline," he said. He did not reveal a favorite but said (DLH) will be on the list, an irony considering that its merger with Austrian (AUL) may exact a toll on (LOT). "Now there is Munich, Frankfurt, and Vienna in our neighborhood as [gateways] to Eastern Europe. This will have an impact on (LOT), depending on what role Vienna plays with (DLH)," he stated. He said neither (LOT) nor Warsaw Frederic Chopin is as well known to travelers and both face an uphill battle competitively.

While (LOT) restructures and prepares for the stake sale, it is asking for more help from (SAL), especially at Warsaw (WAW). "(WAW) is one of the most expensive airports in Europe in terms of cost. We would like to have, for example, a (SAL) lounge," Nowak said. "And mostly what we want is support from (SAL) to help develop our network to Eastern Europe." He said (LOT)'s biggest strength is its presence in Poland, Europe's ninth-most-populous nation, and its Eastern European network. Time is short. Nowak said (LOT) is not well-positioned for the global recession and faces a lack of flexibility on both costs and capacity. It has reduced capacity -5% since September.

It also is affected by the 787 delay. It is the airplane's European launch customer. "We wait for news from Boeing (TBC). We expect to have the first airplane by the end of 2010," Nowak said. Meanwhile, it is in talks with the manufacturer regarding an extension of leases on the 767s it operates across the Atlantic.

April 2009: Centralwings (CWG), (LOT) Polish Airlines' low-cost subsidiary that launched in summer 2004, ceased operations and will be liquidated, according to an announcement cited in Polish press reports. (CWG) halted scheduled flights last fall and had been operating charter and wet-lease (ACMI) flights for (LOT). The (LOT) mainline will take over the charter contracts but the approximately 400 (CWG) employees are expected to lose their jobs. The airline never was profitable.



June 2009: (LOT) Polish Airlines launched (LOT) Charters, which will operate 6 (LOT) 737-400s and 1 767 on long-haul flights to holiday destinations. (LOT) said the dedicated fleet is expected to carry 400,000 passengers by year end, which "would allow the company to reach a 25% market share and establish a leading position among charter carriers operating on the Polish market."

(ILFC) (ILF) announced a lease deal for 1 used 767-306ER (26263, SP-LPG), to (LOT) Polish Airlines for 2 years, ex-(N261LF).

August 2009: (LOT) Polish Airlines suffered a -PLN178 million/-$60.9 million loss in the 1st 6 months of 2009, which included the closure of its low-cost subsidiary Centralwings (CWG), and will bring in a financial adviser to help sell new shares, "Reuters" reported. "Options include selling a stake to another carrier, a financial investor or even floating the airline on a stock exchange," (CEO), Sebastian Mikosz was quoted as saying. "We're in talks with an investment bank which will advise us on the capital hike," targeted for next year.

E170 (0290, SP-LII), delivery.

September 2009: Embraer announced the delivery of its 600th E-Jet, an E175, to (LOT) Polish Airlines. The 1st E-Jet was delivered in March 2004. (LOT)'s airplane seats 82Y passengers. (LOT) currently flies 10 E170s, 6 E175s and 6 ERJ-145s. (LOT) ordered an additional 12 E175s, +2 options and 10 purchase rights, in January 2008.

2 E170-200 LRs (0283, SP-LIG; 0288, SP-LIH), deliveries.



The Association of European Airlines (AEA) said Polish air navigation services provider (PANSA) will raise fees next year by +62% for operations to/from Polish airports and by +32% for flights through national airspace "to compensate for the loss in traffic due to the economic crisis."

December 2009: 767-306ER (26263, SP-LPG), wet-leased to Caribbean Airlines (TTA). E175 (0303, SP-LIK), delivery.

January 2010: (LOT) Polish Airlines has agreed with Boeing (TBC) to receiving its 787 Dreamliners in 2012.

The Oxford Aviation Academy (OAA) was chosen by (LOT) Polish Airlines as that carrier's "preferred training provider" for pilot (FC) and cabin crew (CA) training on 767 and 737 Classic airplanes for the next three years. Training will be performed at (OAA)'s Stockholm Arlanda center.

March 2010: Turkish Airlines (THY) was asked by the Polish government to make a major investment in (LOT) Polish Airlines, but (THY) rejected the offer because it is focused on its own expansion plans. (THY) responded to press speculation that it was pursuing the Polish airline, saying, "There is no board of directors' decision taken regarding the acquisition. However, our [company] is open to consider any possible opportunities as part of our growth strategy and [we have] no specific motivation for this matter."

The Polish state currently holds 68% of (LOT), the Towarzystwo Finansowe Silesia investment group has 25.1% and airline employees hold 6.9%. The treasury said in January that several bidders were interested in a potential investment but nothing concrete has materialized. Lufthansa (DLH), likely (LOT)'s preferred partner, has no plans to add to its stable of carriers.

May 2010: (LOT) Polish Airlines finalized an order for 1 additional 787 Dreamliner.

2 E170-200LRs (0306, SP-LIL; 0311, SP-LIM), deliveries.









(LOT) is planning to launch 3x-weekly, Warsaw - Hanoi service in mid-November. (LOT) said it will operate the route with a 767-300ER that will become available when it slows transatlantic flying for the winter season. It will be (LOT)'s 3rd Asian destination after Beijing and Bangkok.

August 2010: (TAP) Portugal broadened its code share agreement with Star (SAL) Alliance partner, (LOT) Polish Airlines to include 7 new destinations beyond Warsaw operated by (LOT): Gdansk, Krakow, Poznan, Katowice, Rzeszow, Szczecin, and Wroclaw. (TAP) operates a 5x-weekly service between Lisbon and Warsaw.

(LOT) Polish Airlines is to axe transatlantic services from Krakow.



(LOT) announced that Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport will be closed September 4, 5, 11 and 18 for runway work. (LOT) said selected short-haul flights could be operated by ATR 42/ATR 72 turboprops. Long-haul flights to Chicago, New York and Toronto, operated by 767-300ERs, will be diverted to Gdansk, Rzeszow, and Katowice, as well as to Krakow. European flights operated by Embraer E-Jets and 737 Classics will be diverted to several airports throughout the country.



In other fleet news, (LOT) will invest in cabin upgrades on its 6 767-300ERs, which he said will be operational until at least 2015. (LOT) plans to phase out its 737-400s by 2014 and is considering replacing some of its 10 737 Classics with E195s, he noted.





October 2010: (LOT) Polish Airlines (CEO) Sebastion Mikosz resigned from his position, the "Polish News Agency" reported. Mikosz, who has held this position since May 15, 2009, said recently he has worked toward making (LOT) attractive for privatization. The Polish government plans to privatize (LOT) next year.



March 2011: (LOT) Polish Airlines will launch 3x-weekly, Embraer E170/E175 Warsaw - Donetsk service on June 3.

(LOT) Polish Airlines will receive its 1st 787 in 13 months, (CEO), Marcin Pirog told the Polish Press Agency "(PAP)." The 1st 787 will arrive in Poland in April 2012, the next 4 between August and November. (LOT) has 8 on order.



(LOT) took delivery of its 1st 112-seat, Embraer E195. (LOT) currently operates 10 E170s, 14 E175s and 5 ERJ-145s and plans to add 3 more E195s in 2011 and 2012.

August 2011: (LOT) Polish Airlines said its 1st-half results have improved by +PLN32 million/+$11.3 million compared to the same 2010 period, although it still recorded a loss. (LOT) recorded a loss of -PLN 119.6 million compared to a loss of -PLN151.5 million for the 1st half of 2010.



(LOT) transported a total of 2.2 billion passengers, +8% more than in the same period of 2010.

(LOT) expects to receive its 1st 787 in the 2nd quarter of 2012, plus 3 more by the end of next year.

(LOT) Polish Airlines appointed Frank Joost as Regional Sales Director for the USA, Canada, and Latin America.

October 2011: (LOT) Polish Airlines is expecting another delivery delay of its 1st 787 Dreamliner, Polish Press Agency "(PAP)" reported. The 1st delivery, most recently re-scheduled for spring 2012, has been pushed back to 2013, >5 years behind the original schedule, "(PAP)" reported. 3 more 787s were expected to be delivered by the end of next year.

(LOT) placed its 1st order for 7 787s in 2005, and increased the order to 8 in 2007. Deliveries were originally slated to begin in 2008.

Boeing (TBC) suffered a major setback when China Eastern Airlines (CEA) revealed it was canceling its order for 24 787s and instead ordering 15 Airbus A330s. (CEA) has placed a new order for 45 737s, but analysts are saying that other Chinese airlines might now also cancel their 787 Dreamliners.

Despite the 787 delivery delay, (LOT) plans to launch Warsaw - Beijing (PEK) services next year. (PEK) will be its second route to the Far East, in addition to Hanoi.

"(PAP)" reported that (LOT) posted a loss of -PLN52 million/-$18.4 million on its core business operations in the 1st 3 quarters of 2011, up by +PLN44 million compared to the same period last year, (CEO) Marcin Pirog told "(PAP)."

"Proceeds from our core business operations rose by +6% over the 9 months in 2011, while costs rose by +4% (year-on-year), despite fuel prices rising by as much as +27%," Pirog said. "The financial result on the core operations for the three quarters means that a loss declined from -PLN96 million in 2010 to -PLN52 million this year," he said.

(LOT) posted net profits of +PLN 5.4 million from January to September 2011.



"After noticing a central hydraulic system failure, the standard procedure for emergency landings at Warsaw airport were implemented," (LOT) said. "All airport authorities and emergency services were alerted and in place to assist the airplane during the landing."

(WAW) normally services about 400 flights and 25,000 passengers daily.

SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "LOT-2011-11 - INCDT 767."



(LOT) placed its 1st order for 7 787s in 2005, and increased the order to 8 in 2007. Deliveries were originally slated to begin in 2008.

(LOT) will be the 1st European airline to introduce the 787 Dreamliner, which will replace its 767s as (LOT) looks to launch service to Tokyo Narita and Beijing next year. "The exchange of our fleet will be rather quick, we should completely come out of 767s during the 1st half of 2013," Pirog said.





January 2012: (LOT) Polish Airlines is planning to launch Warsaw - Beijing services in 2012 but has given up its route to Damascus and has temporarily suspended its Warsaw - Beirut services until June 16.

(LOT) plans to retire its remaining 7 737-400s and 2 737-500s and to replace the airplanes by additional Embraer E-jets. It currently operates 10 E170s, 12 E175s and 3 E195s. It has wet-leased a 767-300ER from Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) to temporarily replace its 767-300ER that has been severely damaged in a landing incident in Warsaw in November and a Saab 340A from Sprint Air for the Warsaw - Bydgoszcz route.

SEE ATTACHED - - "LOT-2012-01 - NEW CABIN CREW UNIFORM."

February 2012: (LOT) Polish Airlines has posted a loss of -PLN145.5 million/-$44.7 million for 2011, narrowed from a -PLN163.1 million loss in 2010. (LOT) said the 2011 loss was mainly due to high fuel prices, lower 4th-quarter passenger traffic and a rapid increase in the dollar exchange rate at the end of the year. (LOT) forecasted a PLN52.5 million profit for 2012.

"Excluding the effects of fuel price rises and exchange rate fluctuations (LOT) improved its financial result by +PLN752 million over the past years," (CEO) Marcin Pirog said. (LOT) carried 4.6 million scheduled passengers last year, up +9% compared to 2010. Load factors were similar to those in 2010, an average of 74% LF and exceeded 81% LF in the high summer season.



(LOT) will relaunch 3x-weekly service to Beijing May 29.



The company is 68% owned by the state.

(LOT) Polish Airlines subsidiary, EuroLOT announced it will purchase 8 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400NG airplanes this year. It will take delivery of 3 airplanes in April, 1 in May, 3 in July and the last one in August, (CEO) Mariusz Dabrowski announced.

Polish Press Agency "(PAP)" reported EuroLot also has the option to purchase another 12 airplanes of this type.



Asked about the future of its current ATR fleet, he said that "it is said that next year the ATR [will] disappear from EuroLOT."

Dabrowski did not disclose the purchase price of the airplanes but said they will be leased.

Warsaw-based EuroLOT is 62% state-owned; LOT holds a 38% stake. It operates 14 ATR 42-500/ATR 72-202s and 3 Embraer E175s.



JetBlue Airways (JBL) and (LOT) Polish Airlines have launched a new interline partnership. Customers will be able to seamlessly book connections through (JBL) at New York (JFK) and (LOT) at Warsaw Chopin airport.



May 2012: Cargojet Airways (CJT), Canada operates 767-200F charter services on behalf of (LOT) Polish Airlines linking Hamilton John C Munro International airport (YHM) with Katowice Pyrzowice (KTW) and Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin (WAW) airports.





Monarch (MON) Aircraft Engineering was selected by (LOT) as its primary provider of airframe maintenance services for its 787 fleet. (LOT)'s 1st of 8 787s is slated for delivery in November.



June 2012: (LOT) Polish Airlines launched 3x-weekly, Warsaw - Beijing service, under a code share agreement with Air China (BEJ). Flights will be operated by 767-300 airplanes until November, at which time (LOT) will begin taking deliveries of 787 airplanes, replacing the 767s.

(LOT) will transfer all Newark service to New York (JFK) beginning October 29.



July 2012: (LOT) Polish Airlines has signed a long-term component support agreement with AirFrance Industries (AFI)/(KLM) (E&M) for its fleet of 787s, which will ultimately comprise 8 787s. (LOT) is scheduled to deploy the 787 in January 2013.

August 2012: (LOT) Polish Airlines will launch 5x-weekly, Warsaw - Hannover service on October 1.

eurolot relaunched a Polish domestic route as a consequence of the demise of (OLT) Express at the end of last month. eurolot, the state-owned regional carrier again flies between Krakow (KRK) in the south and Poznan (POZ) in the west of the country, a route that it previously operated between November 2011 and June this year, when the route was suspended due to competition from (OLT) Express. With the competitor now out of the market, Eurolot again operates the domestic route 11 times weekly with 64Y-seat ATR 72 airplanes.

September 2012: (LOT) Polish Airlines will launch 5x-weekly, Warsaw - Stuttgart service on November 5.

(LOT) has announced its 1st long-haul destinations that will be served by 787-8s that (LOT) will start to take delivery of towards the end of 2012. It will operate from Warsaw Fryderyk Chopin (WAW) to Chicago O'Hare International (ORD) airport from January 16, followed by Toronto Lester B Pearson International (YYZ), New York John F Kennedy International (JFK) and Beijing Capital (PEK) routes being converted from 767-300ER to 787-8s routes. (LOT) has 8 787-8s on order that will be delivered until 2015 and replace its 4 own 767-300ERs and a 5th airplane currently operated on its behalf by Aerosvit Airlines (UKA) on the route from Warsaw to Toronto.

Eurolot has converted options on 6 Dash 8-Q400 NextGen airliners to a firm order that will increase its fleet to 14 Dash 8-Q400 NextGen aircraft. Based on the list price of the Dash 8-Q400 NextGen airliner, the transaction is valued at approximately $190 million US. The deliveries are scheduled from April to June 2013. Eurolot has already taken delivery between May and September this year of 7 of the 8 Dash 8-400s it had originally ordered.





(LOT) in 2005 placed its 1st order for 7 787s, which increased to 8 in 2007. Deliveries were originally slated to begin in 2008.











(LOT) operates under restrictive (EU) regulations, which could pose a problem for potential investors from outside Europe.

In the 1st half, (LOT) carried >2.3 million passengers, up +13% compared to year-ago period.

(LOT) posted a loss of -PLN145.5 million/-$45.7 million in 2011 and forecasts a profit of +PLN52.5 million for this year.



The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) authorized a guarantee of an approximately $500 million loan to Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S A ((LOT) Airlines) for the export of a fleet of 787s to Poland. Apple Bank for Savings of New York provided the loan.



SEE ATTACHED - - "LOT-2012-11-UPDATE -A/B/C/D/E/F/G/H."

December 2012: (LOT) Polish Airlines has dismissed (CEO) Marcin Pirog amid reports it will receive PLN400 million/$127.3 million in financial help from the government. Polish media is reporting (LOT) would receive the 1st installment, if it agrees to a sharp reduction in costs and to lay off hundreds of workers.

Board member Zbigniew Mazur will serve as acting (CEO).



(LOT) has been looking for a potential investor for many years. Turkish Airlines (THY) and Lufthansa (DLH) decided not to invest in (LOT), which posted a -PLN145.5 million loss in 2011 and forecast a profit of +PLN52.5 million for this year.

The 93% state-owned (LOT) has lost -PLN2.8 billion in the last 12 years and has had 10 (CEO)s in the same amount of time.







Dakowski said (LOT) hopes to use the 787 to better position itself in the European market. Next year, (LOT) will operate an increased 787 summer schedule on North Atlantic routes. It will increase frequencies to Beijing from 3x- to 5x-weekly flights.



(LOT) launched its 1st 787 service from Warsaw to Prague. The 787 Dreamliner will fly to Prague on selected dates from mid-December to mid-January. According to (LOT), its 1st transatlantic flight will launch January 16 to Chicago. It will fly to Toronto February 1. On February 3, (LOT) will launch 787 service to New York; on March 3, the 787 will fly to Beijing.

January 2013: The Polish government plans to reduce the size of its flag carrier, (LOT) Polish Airlines, by nearly a half, as it seeks to make the company profitable again, a cabinet minister said, only days after (LOT) received a $127 million emergency loan from the state and shed more assets to stay afloat.



Poland gave its national airline the cash on December 21, allowing the company to keep operating. The European Commission (EC) may yet rule that the loan is a form of illegal state aid that distorts competition, which would force (LOT) to return the funds and likely file for bankruptcy.







In December, (LOT) became the 1st European airline to operate 787 Dreamliner planes. Using this airplane, it will service long-haul flights to Asia, mainly China and Japan, and to the USA, the Treasury Minister said. Eurolot, in which the government holds 62% of shares and (LOT) holds 38%, is to service domestic and European flights.



Last month, it sold shares in Petrolot, a jet-fuel operator in Polish airports, to oil firm (PKN) Orlen, also controlled by the government, as well as (LOT) Catering to ((DO) & (CO)), an Austrian catering operator.





The company lost about -145 million zlotys in 2011 and -163 million zlotys in 2010. The government last year made a new, unsuccessful attempt to sell the airline.











Last month, (LOT) received a $127 million emergency government loan in a bid to continue operations. The Polish government, 93% majority owner, said it would reduce the size of (LOT), hoping to make the company profitable again. (LOT) announced it would cut staff -30% and reduce its fleet from 40 to 25 airplanes.









(LOT) plans to increase the number of flights on profitable routes and eliminate loss-making ones. The adjustments will be introduced in the summer flight schedule, effective March 31.



March 2013: EuroLOT will launch German domestic services this summer. The carrier will operate former Air Berlin (BER) routes, including one weekly, Cologne - Usedom/Heringsdorf service and a weekly, ATR 42 Dortmund - Usedom/Heringsdorf service.

Additionally, EuroLOT will take over all domestic flights within Poland from (LOT) Polish Airlines.

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) said recently that more airlines from Eastern Europe are expected to operate in Core Europe. The (ERA) is looking to expand to new regions, including Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

EuroLOT operates 9 ATR 72s, 4 ATR 42s and 8 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s.



(LOT) has taken delivery of 2 of 8 787s with 1 stranded in Chicago after its inaugural transatlantic flight and the other parked in Warsaw. The disruption is costing (LOT), which is surviving on state aid, around $50,000 per day, Tomasz Balcerzak Chief of Operations, has said.

The A330 will be used on flights from Warsaw to New York and Chicago, (LOT) said. The A330, which will be operated partly by (LOT) crew, can accommodate 18C passengers in business class and 288Y in economy.

(LOT) said it will seek compensation from Boeing (TBC) for costs associated with the 787 delay. Those negotiations will resume once the USA Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided when the jet can return to service.



Boeing (TBC) used a 3rd (LOT) 787, which has yet to be handed over to (LOT) for the latest test flights.





In January, (LOT) confirmed plans to cut staff numbers -30% and reduce its fleet from 40 to 25 airplanes, after receiving a $127 million emergency government bailout in late 2012. (LOT) recently re-appointed Sebastian Mikosz as (CEO).

Turkish Airlines (THY) had previously been tipped as a potential buyer for (LOT).



(LOT), which was the 1st European airline to take delivery of the 787, has had 1 787 stranded in Chicago and another in Warsaw since January 16 when the (FAA) grounded all 787 airplanes due to lithium-ion battery issues.

(LOT) is expecting delivery of its 3rd 787, which has been used by Boeing for test flights, in June or July.

(LOT) is to take 777-212ER (28513, CS-TFM) on wet lease from EuroAtlantic (MAE), while it awaits the return to service of its 787s.

May 2013: The European Commission (EC) has given (LOT) Polish Airlines tentative approval for its PLN400 million/$123.5 million rescue bailout.



HiFly (LXA) mechanics (MT) conducted an "A" maintenance check at (LOT) Aircraft Maintenance Services on an (LXA) A330 that was wet leased to (LOT) to fill in for their 787 airplane. (LOT) Aircraft Maintenance Services has been appointed as a recognized supplier of aircraft maintenance at Warsaw Chopin Airport.



(LOT) has 8 787s on order and it plans to have 5 of these in service by August 2013.



The initial flight departed Warsaw for New York at 1318 on June 1. The 787, carrying the tail number (SP-LRC), had 205 passengers on board.

(LOT), which was the 1st European airline to take delivery of the 787, had 1 787 stranded in Chicago and another in Warsaw since January 16 when the (FAA) grounded the airplane due to lithium ion battery issues. (LOT) has taken delivery of 3 787s and is expecting its next delivery at the end of June. (LOT) was the European launch customer for the 787.

4th 787-8 (35941, SP-LRD) delivery.



Formed in 1996, eurolot (which has its own code of K2), operates flights both under its own name (via its own website) and also on some regional and domestic services on behalf of (LOT). Between them the 2 airlines operate a fleet of >60 airplanes, which is notable for not including any Airbus (EDS) airplanes and just a handful of Boeing airplanes. Its short and medium-haul fleet comprise a mix of ATRs, Bombardier Dash 8-Q400s, and >30 Embraer E-jets, and just 4 pretty old 737-400s. Analysis of schedule data over the last couple of years shows that routes are occasionally passed between the 2 carriers.

eurolot has been keen to test regional domestic routes in Poland, and operates 3 from Gdansk; to Krakow, Wroclaw, and most recently to Lublin. In a bold move to try something different, the carrier began low-frequency seasonal domestic flights in Germany in May, linking Cologne/Bonn and Dortmund, with Heringsdorf, on the island of Usedom in northern Germany.



The German market clearly remains challenging for (LOT), as it resumed services to Stuttgart last November (which are still operating), but also re-introduced flights to Hannover last October, which only lasted until early February.

After moving its Warsaw operations from Chopin to Warsaw Modlin airport last summer, Wizz Air (WZZ) has decided to return permanently to Warsaw Chopin, after a number of operational issues at the end of last year led to a temporary closure of the new, lower-cost airport. Direct competition from Ryanair (RYR) at Warsaw Modlin may also have been a factor. (RYR) is also still operating from Chopin, but is considering a move back to Modlin from the end of October.

In the last 18 months, apart from the (RYR) services, and the short-lived (OLT) Express, several other carriers have added Warsaw routes to their networks. These include Aegean Airlines (CRM) to Athens, airberlin (BER) to Berlin, Air One (ADH) to Milan Malpensa and Venice, Emirates (EAD) to Dubai, Qatar Airways (QTA) to Doha, Ukraine International Airlines (UKR) to Kiev, and (WOW) air to Reykjavik.





With the operational issues that have affected the 787 in recent months hopefully all sorted, (LOT) can look forward to receiving the last 3 of the 8 airplanes it ordered (7 of them as long ago as 2005) in due course. This will open up the possibility of more long-haul routes for the airline, though none have been announced so far.







Earlier this month, Rockwell Collins announced a $1.39 billion agreement to acquire (ARINC).

(LOT) Aircraft Maintenance Services has received an update and expansion of its PART-145 certificate to extend its scope of work to include Line Maintenance on Rolls-Royce (RRC) (Trent 1000)s on Boeing 787s and base maintenance on (CFM56)s on 737-600s, 737-700s, 737-800s, 737-900s, and 737-900ERs.

September 2013: (LOT) Polish Airlines has deferred its 2nd tranche of public aid and detailed plans to cut a series of routes as part of its bid to achieve sustained profitability by 2015.

This winter, (LOT) will suspend services from Warsaw to Beirut, Bydgoszcz, Cairo, Dusseldorf, Helsinki, Nice, Rome, Stuttgart, and Zurich. It is also axing 3 Polish regional flights, Katowice - Munich, Krakow - Frankfurt, and Poznan - Munich. In addition, Warsaw - Stockholm will be reduced to 2x-daily, so the airplanes can return to Warsaw rather than overnighting in Stockholm.

Some of these routes were seasonal, (LOT) explained, and others did not provide sufficient long-haul feed or help develop its Warsaw hub, which form major elements of its turnaround strategy.







(LOT) has rolled out a series of measures over recent months, including improved service levels and a wider variety of distribution channels.



(LOT) Aircraft Maintenance Services has received an update and expansion of its PART-145 certificate to extend its scope of work to include line maintenance on Rolls-Royce (RRC) (Trent 1000)s on Boeing 787s and base maintenance on (CFM56)s on 737-600s, 737-700s, 737-800s, 737-900s, and 737-900ERs.

Santos Dumont will redeliver 4 737-400s and 4 767-300s on behalf of (LOT) Polish Airlines. The airplanes are being redelivered to (ACG), (AWAS), (TPG), (ILFC) and AirTrust Capital Corporation. 5 of the airplanes have been redelivered to date and the additional 3 airplanes are expected to be redelivered by October 31.



(LOT) had reported losses every financial year since 2008 and faced increasing liquidity problems in December 2012 when the company was forced to ask for state aid to avoid bankruptcy.



The (EC) said it will examine whether the planned aid would enable (LOT) to become viable in the long term without continued public funding and whether the company offers adequate compensation to alleviate the competition distortion resulting from the state support. It will also verify if (LOT) sufficiently contributes to the cost of restructuring.



(LOT) Aircraft Maintenance Services has chosen (AMOS) from Swiss AviationSoftware to track and control maintenance operations.

(LOT) was also affected by the 787 technical problems earlier this year and is seeking compensation from Boeing.











(LOT) Polish Airlines ((IATA) Code: LO, based at Warsaw Chopin) will not be ordering the 787-9 from Boeing, Tomasz Balcerzak (LOT)'s VP & Chief Operating Officer (COO), has said. According to "Pasazer.com," (LOT) had studied the possibility of converting its last 2 of 8 787-8s on order from Boeing into larger 787-9 models but has now decided against it. (LOT) also has unexercised options for an additional 7 787s. Meanwhile, (LOT) will not deploy its 6th 787-8 into service. Rather, (SP-LRF), which is due for delivery in March/April 2014, will instead be leased out to other airlines with Turkish Airlines (THY) reported to be one of the carriers interested in wet-leasing the airplane. The development is a direct consequence of a restrictive business plan the European Commission (EC) approved in return for a PLN 400 million/USD 132 million bailout of (LOT) from Warsaw earlier this year. Among the restrictions imposed, are the freezing of any new route launches for the foreseeable future, most notably on its long-haul network.

(LOT) Polish Airlines currently operates 36 airplanes, to 35 countries, 54 destinations on 62 routes and 60 daily flights.

February 2014: (LOT) Polish Airlines is now allowing passengers to use their personal electronic devices (PED) on board (LOT) airplanes in "flight" mode. These devices may be kept switched on throughout the journey, including take-off and landing.

The European Commission (EC) has launched in-depth investigations into the financial rescue deals for Cyprus Airways (CYP) and Estonian Air (ENA), to verify whether cash infusions breach European Union (EU) state aid rules. Earlier investigations into both carriers for similar suspected infringements are still ongoing.



The opening of an in-depth investigation gives interested 3rd parties an opportunity to comment on the measures under assessment. The (EC) gave notice of its concerns last year.







Several other (EC) investigations are underway into (LOT) Polish Airlines, airBaltic (BAU), Adria Airways (ADR) and (SAS) Scandinavian Airlines.



April 2014: (LOT) LOT Polish Airlines ((IATA) Code: LO, based at Warsaw Chopin) is in talks with Canjet Airlines ((IATA) Code: C6, based at Halifax) (CNJ) over the possible wet-lease of 2 737-800s for the duration of the upcoming summer season. Talks with local tour operator, Itaka, have also taken place. Polish aviation portal, pasazer.com, said the airplanes, if secured, will only be used on charter flights.









(LOT) Polish Airlines wants to double its fleet size from 50 to 100 airplanes by 2019 - 2020 if the European Commission (EC) decides to lift its growth ban under European Union (EU) state aid.

Finnair (FIN) is wet leasing a Boeing 767 and 787 to temporarily replace one of its Airbus A330 airplanes, which is undergoing extra maintenance. Spanish operator, Privilege Style (PVG) will operate Boeing 767 Helsinki - New York (JFK) service from June 20 until the end of the month. (LOT) Polish Airlines plans to operate the route with a 787 from July 1 - 16.








In 2013, (LOT) recorded its 1st net profit for 5 years.

Its restructuring plan involved discontinuing several profitable routes, cutting capacity and making a financial contribution toward the restructuring program to offset the distorting effects of the rescue package. It also cut ground personnel by around -35% and operating costs by phasing out older Boeing 737s and 767s, replacing the latter airplanes with 787-8s.

(LOT) had previously praised the 787 for a marked improvement in its costs and bookings, particularly for premium cabin passengers.

Further cost-cutting moves continue, including the renegotiation of procurement contracts with suppliers.

September 2014: (LOT) Polish Airlines reported it has moved into profit on its core business eight months into the year. At the end of August, (LOT) exceeded its cumulative operating breakeven point, in line with the assumptions of its restructuring plan.





(LOT) had already begun to see an improvement in its financial performance last year, when it closed with an operating loss of -PLN4 million. This was substantially ahead of the -PLN138 million loss assumed in the restructuring plan. In addition, 2013 was the 1st time in 5 years that (LOT) recorded a net profit (+PLN26 million).

(LOT) said it continues to finance the difficult restructuring process exclusively from its own resources, and would hold off applying for a 2nd tranche of public aid, originally due last August, at least until the end of September this year. The amount of the 2nd tranche would also be smaller than originally planned, it said.



(LOT) Polish Airlines is seeing increased reliability with its Boeing 787-8 fleet and is flying the airplane an average of 19 hours per day (3 more hours than it flew its 767-300s) in a mix of scheduled and charter service, (CEO) Sebastian Mikosz said.

October 2014: News Item A-1: (LOT) Polish Airlines is postponing its 2nd tranche of state aid as it continues to boost profits. At the end of August, (LOT) exceeded its cumulative operating breakeven point, in line with its restructuring plan.



(LOT) has repeatedly assured that, if the 2nd tranche of aid was requested, it would be certainly much lower than assumed. According to the restructuring plan, (LOT) should have received PLN 381 Million, in August of the past year.

In 2013, (LOT) reported a +PLN26 million net profit for the 1st time in 5 years. (LOT) said it ended up with a full-year operating loss of -PLN4 million compared to a projected loss of -PLN142 million.



News Item A-3: Recently, (CEO) Sebastian Mikosz said (LOT) is seeing increased reliability with its Boeing 787-8 fleet and is flying the airplanes an average of 19 hours per day (3 more hours than it flew its 767-300s) in a mix of scheduled and charter service.



Mikosz said he plans to announce new routes next year (Asia is at the top of the list) and implement them as soon as the restriction ends.



News Item A-5: eurolot, which has expanded rapidly in 2014, continued to increase its European offering with the addition of four new airport pairs, all of which were launched from its Warsaw Chopin (WAW) base. With the longest sector being the 919 km sector to Stuttgart (STR) and the shortest being inaugurated to Lublin (LUZ) at 159 km, the Polish regional operator will face no competition on any of the four new routes. Interestingly, eurolot has entered a new market, namely Moldova with Chisinau (KIV) flights.

November 2014: News Item A-1: Star (SAL) Alliance member, (LOT) Polish Airlines wants to consolidate the Central Europe aviation market as the state-owned carrier considers future projects following an increase in profits, (CEO) Sebastian Mikosz said.



News Item A-3: (LOT) Polish Airlines, in the aftermath of a restrucuturing, has been banned by European Union (EU) regulators from growing capacity or adding routes until early 2016.

February 2015: euroLOT enters liquidation; bookings blocked after March 31st; 17 European airports affected:











No doubt some of these top route opportunities will be scooped up by new or existing carriers, particularly those with the most capacity, which would tend to indicate where the most significant demand lies. Only 3 of the top 11 routes are currently competed, and 1 of those (Warsaw to Krakow) features partner (LOT). However, the fact that the airline has failed to make money in the absence of competition on eight out of 11 of its top routes in terms of weekly frequency, would seem to indicate that airlines will not be queuing up to replace eurolot.



April 2015: (LOT) Polish Airlines reported a 2014 annual net profit on its core business of +PLN99 million/+$26 million, reversed from a -PLN67 million loss in the year-ago period.



The normalized net profit, i e without one-offs and accounting effects, amounts nearly to PLN36 million. Taking into account the one-offs and accounting effects, related to the increase of currency exchanging rates (mainly of the dollar), a minus appears at the net result, at the level of PLN263.4 million. This is only an artificial accounting record having no effect on the actual financial health of the company.



Network restructuring paid off and (LOT) increased its connecting capacities by as much as >40% at its Warsaw hub by improving the transfer business.











Mikosz said (LOT) is definitely too small to survive (at its current size) and plans to more than double its fleet in 5 years to 100 airplanes.

May 2015: News Item A-1: (LOT) Polish Airlines plans to grow (ASK)s at least +30% starting in 2016, when a European Union (EU) ban is lifted prohibiting (LOT) from growing capacity or adding routes until it completes restructuring.



June 2015: "Air Serbia (JAT), & (LOT) Polish Airlines Announce Code Share" by (ATW) Alan Dron, June 12, 2015.

Air Serbia (JAT) and (LOT) Polish Airlines have signed a code share agreement to provide enhanced connections within Europe, and to the Middle East. The agreement was signed in Miami during (IATA)'s (AGM) by the (CEO)s of the two partnering airlines, Dane Kondic of (JAT) and Sebastian Mikosz of (LOT).





The code share agreement became operational already, although both sets of flights awaited regulatory approval.







August 2015: News Item A-1: (LOT) Polish Airlines and Turkish Airlines (THY) have signed a letter of understanding (LOU), which will initiate an enhanced cooperation on existing code share routes. The final model of cooperation, which has not yet been finalized, will result in a future joint venture (JV).



With the expansion of the code share agreement, both airlines will put its designator code on some mutual selected flights beyond Istanbul and Warsaw to domestic destinations in Turkey and Poland, as well as to points in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.



News Item A-2: Indigo Partners (INZ), the USA-based private equity and venture capital firm behind Wizz Air (WZZ) and Frontier Airlines (FRO), has expressed an interest in (LOT) Polish Airlines with negotiations currently ongoing.

Informed sources who spoke to the "Puls Biznesu" business daily, state airline management has been in talks with Indigo (INZ) and (LOT)'s owner, the Polish Treasury, with Rothschild the facilitator. Should a binding Letter of Intent (LOI) be signed, (INZ) would be prepared to push for a final-offer agreement, the report said.

As (EU) regulations cap foreign ownership of local airlines at 49%, Indigo (INZ) reportedly plans to partner a European fund to assume majority ownership of the airline. Warsaw, which has already passed legislation allowing minority state-ownership in the airline, would remain a minority shareholder initially. It may subsequently exit (LOT) altogether.

In terms of plans, Indigo (INZ) has indicated it would invest "several hundred million zloty" in (LOT) to develop Warsaw Chopin into a Central and Eastern European hub. The move would create thousands of new jobs over the next five years.

Though (LOT) has managed to turn its finances around posting a +EUR24 million/+USD27.1 million operating profit for 2014, it has yearned for a strategic investor to help it realize its full potential.

While it has been linked to Lufthansa (DLH), Air Berlin (BER), Turkish Airlines (THY), and Norwegian (NWG) in recent years, none of the purported talks have resulted in any tangible investment. In May, (LOT) (CEO) Sebastian Mikosz said that (LOT) would consider going public should it fail to find a suitable strategic partner.









Mikosz's resignation comes at a time when (LOT) is beginning to show signs of recovery and has an ambitious growth plan starting from next year.



(LOT) plans to grow capacity (ASK)s at least +30% starting in 2016, when a European Union (EU) ban is lifted, prohibiting (LOT) from growing capacity or adding routes until it completes restructuring.



By 2020, (LOT) is targeting up to 80 destinations (up from more than >49); revenues should rise to PLN9 billion/$2.42 billion from less than <PLN3.5 billion. The fleet should grow from around 40 airplanes close to 80 airplanes, including up to 18 long-haul airplanes.

(LOT) Polish Airlines currently has 44 airplanes and operates to 37 countries, to 56 destinations, on 56 routes and 204 daily flights.

News Item A-4: (LOT) Aircraft Maintenance Services will build a new 7,500 sq m hangar at Warsaw Chopin Airport. The hangar will be able to take all wide body aircraft and should be completed in 2017.

November 2015: (LOT) Polish Airlines begins 6x-weekly, Warsaw - Luxembourg, Embraer ERJ-170 service on March 1, 2016.

January 2016: News Item A-1: (LOT) Polish Airlines commenced services on the 969 km sector between Warsaw Chopin (WAW) and Venice Marco Polo (VCE) on January 23, ending a near eight-year hiatus on the route for the Star (SAL) Alliance member. Flights between the two cities will operate 4x-weekly with (LOT) utilizing its E175 fleet on the route. Departures (LO309) from the Polish capital are scheduled to depart at 08:50, arriving into the Italian city at 10:55. Return flights (LO310) leave Marco Polo at 11:40, arriving back into Chopin at 13:45. The city pair was last served in 2013 when Air One operated a 3x-weekly service with its A320s until October 19 of that year. (LOT) Polish Airlines last served this city pair on March 24 2008, when it operated a 4x-weekly rotation using its then fleet of ERJ-145s, which were retired from the Polish national airline during 2011.



News Item A-3: (LOT) Polish Airlines Aircraft Maintenance Services has appointed Wojciech Stradowski, Workshop Manager.

News Item A-4: "LOT Polish Airlines Launches Tokyo Services" by (ATW) Kurt Hofmann, January 13, 2016.







(LOT) is also evaluating new services to Bangkok, but nothing has been decided.



News Item A-5: "(LOT) Polish Airlines Appoints New Management" by (ATW) Kurt Hofmann, January 29, 2016.



The board has appointed Rafal Milczarski as Chairman, and Borys Buta as (COO) and board member.

Milczarski co-founded Baltic Rail, one of the first private cargo railway carriers in Poland. He also founded freight rail carrier Freightliner PL, and was founder and former (CEO) of Freightliner DE, a German subsidiary of Freightliner PL.

Buta is a lawyer and former (CEO) of Air Transport Support. He has been a representative of the board of (LOT) Travel.

Additionally, (LOT) said acting (CEO), Marcin Celejewski has been recalled from the position of President of the management board and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO); and Monika Kieltyka-Michna has been recalled from a position of the member of the board, as Chief Corporate Officer.



(LOT) said the qualification procedure for (CFO) ended without appointment.

News Item A-6: (LOT) Aircraft Maintenance Services has received an update to its (EASA) Part-145 certification to carry out base maintenance on Boeing 777s.

March 2016: (LOT) Polish Airlines began four new services this month, confirming its recent route expansion strategy which includes the re-start of many previously operated services, as well as long-haul routes like Tokyo Narita, which launched in January. Indeed, three of the four new routes from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) launched are actually re-starts, with Athens (ATH), Ljubljana (LJU), and Luxembourg (LUX) all having been operated before, with the latter last flown in 1981 by (LOT), the Star (SAL) Alliance carrier.

Routes as follows:
Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Luxembourg (LUX), E170 6x; to Athens (ATH), E170 4x, vs Aegean (CRM) 5x; to Kharkiv (HRK) E175 5x; to Ljubljana (LJU) Q400 5x, vs Adria (ADR) 3x.

April 2016: SITAONAIR has been selected by the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PANSA) to provide the data link service required to comply with the European Union (EU) Data Link Regulations for the "Single European Sky."

July 2016: "LOT Polish Airlines Places its First Upgraded 737-400 in Service" by (ATW) Kurt Hofmann, July 1, 2016.

See photo - "LOT-2016-07 - 737-400 Upgrade.jpg."

(LOT) Polish Airlines, which recently completed a cabin upgrade in its Boeing 737-400s, placed the first of three newly modernized airplanes into service on its Warsaw - London Heathrow route June 27.

The upgraded cabins feature new leather seats, (LED) lighting with mood-lighting modes, and refreshed cabin interior elements.

The three 737-400s were produced in 1996 and 1997. All of them are undergoing a complete "D" type overhaul and modernization.

Work on the remaining two retrofitted 737-400s is scheduled to be completed by fall.





Separately, (LOT) will decide on a future narrow body fleet by the middle of this year, but has not released further details on the evaluation process.

September 2016: (LOT) Polish Airlines said it plans to more than double the number of passengers it carries annually from 4.3 million in 2015 to 10 million by 2020.

In a strategy paper, (LOT) said the growth will be achieved via a combination of short-haul expansion in Central and Eastern Europe, long-haul expansion to the USA and Asia, and a growing number of transfer passengers at its Warsaw hub. The plan includes growing its Boeing 787 fleet from six currently to 17 by 2020.





LOT said it plans to hire +400 new pilots (FC) between now and 2020 to meet its expansion target.

October 2016: News Item A-1: (LOT) Polish Airlines launched 3x-weekly Warsaw - Seoul Incheon services on October 17, its 3rd Asian destination.





(LOT) recently announced 2 new summer 2017 north transatlantic services to Los Angeles, California and Newark, New Jersey.

News Item A-2: "(LOT) Polish Airlines to Launch Service to Newark, Los Angeles in 2017" by Kurt Hofmann hofmann.aviation@netway.at, October 5, 2016.





Starting from April 28, 2017, 3x-weekly Warsaw - Newark will be operated by a leased Boeing 767-300ER. The service will increase at a later date to 4x-weekly. From August, (LOT) will utilize its own Boeing 787 with a 3-class configuration (business class (C), premium economy (PY) and economy (Y).

Separately, (LOT) announced it will launch 3x-weekly Warsaw - Seoul Incheon services, starting October 17.

News Item A-3: On October 13, (LOT) said it agreed to lease up to 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8s from USA lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALE) for delivery in 2017 - 2020 and took options on +5 more..

However, to cover expected strong summer traffic in 2017, (LOT) has leased +4 additional 186Y-seat Boeing 737-800s from AerCap (DEA), which will increase the number of flights on popular routes and enable (LOT) to launch new services, for example to central Asia. (LOT) holds an option to swap the 737-800s for 737 MAX 8s.





Both carriers would preserve their national identities.

Starting November 19, (LOT) will use its designator from Tallinn, Estonia, on routes to Brussels, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Vienna, Kiev, Vilnius, Oslo and Trondheim. Flights between Tallinn and Munich will be served by (LOT), which bases one Embraer regional jet temporarily in Tallinn, Estonia.



The cooperation enables (LOT) to continue its growth strategy while reducing the need for additional cockpit and cabin crews.

On October 13, (LOT) agreed to lease up to 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8s from USA lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALE) for delivery in 2017 to 2020.

(NAG) (part of the Nordic Aviation Group and the successor to (ENA)) was established by a resolution of the Estonian government on September 25, 2015 to guarantee flight connections for Estonia. It uses mainly wet-leased aircraft from several European carriers.

The company is 100% owned by Estonia and operates from Tallinn to 15 European destinations. Nordica (NAG) carried 307,606 passengers in the 1st 10 months of 2016. Its Regional Jet subsidiary is responsible for aviation operations of (NAG).





(LOT) said the expansion in (CEE) is 1 of the most important elements of its growth strategy since the beginning of the year. (LOT) has opened 25 new routes, including long-haul flights to Tokyo and Seoul in 2016. In 2017, (LOT) plans to launch flights to Newark and Los Angeles, as well as to new European destinations.

(LOT) transports nearly 5 million passengers a year.

News Item A-2: All Nippon Airways (ANA) and (LOT) Polish Airlines have expanded their code share to cover some domestic services operated by (ANA). The wider agreement between the 2 Star (SAL) Alliance carriers will take effect on December 1.

"As a result of this new code share arrangement, passengers will be able to fly using (LOT) flight numbers between destinations in Europe in addition to Warsaw, Poland and various regions of Japan, including Sapporo, Sendai and Fukuoka," the partners said.

Under their current code share, (ANA) places its code on (LOT)'s services from Warsaw to Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Munich and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

December 2016: (PPG) was selected by (LOT) Polish Airlines to provide eco-friendly top-coat/primer system for its Embraer E175s and Boeing 737s.

January 2017: News Item A-1: (LOT) Polish Airlines will launch 4x-weekly Warsaw - Tokyo Narita Boeing 787 service July 3. (LOT) will also increase Warsaw - Seoul services from 3x- to 5x-weekly from July.





4 years ago, (LOT) became the 1st airline in Europe to operate 787s; it currently operates 6 787-8s and expects to take delivery of another +2 in July and August.





In September 2016, (LOT) announced plans to more than double the number of passengers it carries annually from 4.3 million in 2015 to 10 million by 2020. That growth, it said, will be achieved via a combination of short-haul expansion in Central and Eastern Europe, long-haul expansion to the USA and Asia, and a growing number of transfer passengers at its Warsaw hub. The plan also included growing its Boeing 787 fleet from 6 to 17 by 2020.

April 2017: News Item A-1: (LOT) Polish Airlines agreed to lease 1 new (Trent)-powered Boeing 787-9 from Air Lease Corporation (ALE) for (2Q) 2018.

May 2017: News Item A-1: (LOT) Polish Airlines launched 4x-weekly Warsaw - New York Newark services April 28, its 5th North American destination and 2nd new route to the USA (Los Angeles, California) within one month. The service will be increased to 5x-weekly starting in August.





On January 31, it was reported (LOT) planned to lease 3 Boeing 787-9s from USA-based Aviation Capital Group (CGP) to further develop its long-haul fleet. Delivery of the 1st airplane is expected in March 2018.



In 2017, (LOT) is taking delivery of 4 737-800s, 2 787-8s and 2 737 MAX 8s. In 2018, (LOT) expects to take delivery of at least 3 additional 787-9s.



The 737-800s offer a capacity of up to 186 passengers, featuring a 3-class layout of business (C), premium economy (PY) and economy (Y).

In November, (LOT) is expecting the 1st of 2 737 MAX 8s to be delivered. (LOT) ordered 6 737 MAX 8s with the option of +5 more airplanes. All airplanes are leased from USA lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALE) for delivery in 2017 - 2020. The optioned airplanes are expected to be delivered in 2019 - 2020.



By 2018, (LOT)'s fleet will comprise at least 51 airplanes.

News Item A-3: (LOT) Polish Airlines would like to simplify its aircraft inventory, but is unable to proceed because of existing leases and contracts, (CEO) Rafal Milczarski said May 16. Answering questions following a briefing in London, he said fleet rationalization would probably come in the regional aircraft sector. By the end of the year, (LOT) will be operating 24 Embraer E-Jets of various types, together with 10 Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprops.



787-8 (35944, SP-LRG), delivery.



(LOT), the Polish flag carrier said the move marks another stage of market consolidation in Central and Eastern Europe, in which (LOT) is becoming an undisputed leader.

(LOT) will operate 4x-weekly service from Budapest to New York (JFK) and 2x-weekly service to Chicago. (LOT) will base 1 Boeing 787 in Budapest.

(LOT) believes there is great potential in the Hungarian market; the last time it was possible to fly directly from Hungary to the USA was in 2011. Since then, despite the fact that no direct flights have been launched, the number of passengers traveling from Budapest to the USA has continued to grow, creating a large but so far untapped market.



He said the transatlantic connections from Budapest will supplement the flight offerings from Warsaw; however, they will not be in direct competition. After the flight connections between Hungary and the USA are launched, (LOT) will operate a total of 8 destinations in North America, including 7 in the USA.

On July 3, (LOT) launched weekly Krakow and Chicago services.

In June, (LOT) added its 7th Boeing 787-8 to its fleet (an 8th of the type is scheduled to be delivered in mid-July. Next year, 3 larger 787-9s will be added to the fleet.





737-9P (32802, SP-LWD), ex-(2-TBXT), AerCap (DEA) leased.



(LOT) will operate the route using 70-seat CRJ900s which it flies on behalf of Nordica (NAG), which on the same day began services to Gothenburg from Tallinn.







December 2017: News Item A-1: (LOT) Polish Airlines now flies 12x-weekly to Berlin Tegel (TXL) from its Warsaw Chopin (WAW) hub, having ceased operations to Berlin, the German capital in July 2013. The route, which started on December 4, is operated by (LOT)s Q400s and E170s, and a 3rd daily flight will be added from June 2018. Tegel (TXL) is the 6th airport in Germany that (LOT) Polish Airlines operates to, with Nuremburg soon to become the 7th.



News Item A-2: (LOT) Polish Airlines has taken delivery of its 1st Boeing 737 MAX 8 (6681-64067, SP-LVA) and expects to have 6 airplanes of the type by 2020, all on long-term lease from USA lessor Air Lease Corporation (ALE).

(LOT), the Poland flag carrier also has options for 5 more 737 MAX 8s, which are expected to be delivered in 2019 to 2020.

The 186-seat 737 MAX 8, powered by (CFM) (LEAP-1B) engines, is configured in a 3-class layout featuring business (C), premium economy (PY) and economy (Y) class.



(ALE) has +129 more 737 MAX airplanes on order.

In addition, (LOT), the Star (SAL) Alliance member plans to expand its fleet by +4 more Boeing 787-9s by the end of 2019. It currently has 8 787-8s.

(LOT) also operates 3 retrofitted 737-400s, as well as 4 737-800NGs, which were added to the fleet during the 2017 summer season.

February 2018: (LOT) Polish Airlines begins 6x-weekly Warsaw to Moscow Domodedovo service June 3 to October 27; and 6x-weekly Krakow to Budapest Bombardier (BMB) Dash 8-Q400 service from April 28. (LOT) will begin up to 6x-weekly Warsaw to Zaporizhzhia from July 2.





The 4th and final 787-9 will arrive in 2019. All 4 787-9s are being leased to (LOT) by the Aviation Capital Group (CGP).

The new 787-9 will have a 3-class, 294-seat layout, providing 42 more seats than the 787-8s. The 787-9s will have 24 full flatbed seats in business class (compared to 18 in. for the 787-8), 21 in premium economy with more legroom for passengers (42 in compared to 38 in) and 249 in economy class (36 additional seats). The 787-9s will have an additional toilet for the premium economy (PY) cabin.



Each seat on the 787-9 is equipped with its own power outlet, a (USB) port and an In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) screen.





(LOT) carried >6.8 million passengers in 2017, a nearly +25% increase over the previous year. (LOT) forecasts this figure will grow >10 million passengers by 2020.

11 airplanes will be added to the fleet in 2018: the 2 additional 787-9s, 3 737 MAX 8s and 6 Embraer E195s.

April 2018: News Item A-1: (LOT) Polish Airlines will take 3 additional Boeing 787-9s on 12-year operational lease agreements with Irish lessor Avolon (AZV) beginning next year, (LOT) said April 24.











May 2018: "Polish Lawmakers OK Controversial Plans for New Mega Sized Airport" by "Associated Press (AP)," USA TODAY, May 13, 2018.

Polish lawmakers have approved divisive legislation paving the way for the construction of what they intend will become one of Europe's largest airports and China's gateway to the continent.

According to the government's plans, the airport is to be built in central Poland by the end of 2027, some 40 km/25 miles from Warsaw and near a highway leading toward Berlin and Western Europe. It is initially to serve some 45 million passengers a year, along with huge cargo traffic between Asia and Europe. Its target capacity is to be 100 million passengers a year. Approval is still needed from the Senate and from President Andrzej Duda.

The idea for the new airport was born out of the right-wing government's efforts to develop large-scale trade cooperation with China and to help it get a foothold in Europe. The government argues that Poland's economy, which is among Europe's fastest-growing, needs new powerful partners and large projects.

During a visit to China last year, Poland's official in charge of the project, Mikolaj Wild, said that Beijing was open to talks on the airport as it develops its "Belt and Road" initiative aimed at boosting its international trade ties. There have been no reports of any Chinese commitment, though.

Poland's opposition parties and many ordinary Poles criticize the plan because it calls for the closing of the popular Frederic Chopin airport, located in Warsaw.

Opposition candidate for Warsaw mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski, said that development in Warsaw will suffer. Residents in Baranowo county, where the new airport will be located, say they have not been officially informed about their future or about the terms on which the government will buy their land. They are to hold a referendum next month on whether they support the plan.

Wild said that Chopin airport has reached its capacity and is a noisy inconvenience to hundreds of thousands of people living in its neighborhood, while the new facility will be better-placed and will offer huge economic potential for the region and the entire country.

The vote late Thursday was 235 to 190 with 4 abstentions.

June 2018: (LOT) Polish Airlines has introduced a hat-trick of new routes, including 1 to Russia, the host country of the upcoming World Cup Soccer Finals. (LOT), the Polish flag carrier launched services from Warsaw Chopin (WAW) to Podgorica (TGD) on June 2, to Moscow Domodedovo (DME) on June 3 and to Hannover (HAJ) on June 4.



August 2018: Nordic Aviation Capital (NDC) delivered 2 Embraer E195s to (LOT) Polish Airlines on lease.

September 2018: News Item A-1: With 2018 marking the centennial of Polish independence, (LOT) Poland's flag carrier has gone patriotic with a special livery. (LOT)'s traditional white fuselage now wears the colors of Poland's national flag, the country's map, and a motto in English and Polish on both sides of the fuselage (see 737 MAX 8 (7013-64069, /18 SP-LVD).

News Item A-2: 767-36NER (30854, CS-TKR), ex-(EI-FLV), EuroAtlantic Airways (MAE) leased.

December 2018: News Item A-1: "(LOT) to Increase USA Frequencies as More 787-9s Arrive in 2019" by Kurt Hofmann (hofmann.aviation@netway.at), December 7, 2018.

(LOT) Polish Airlines plans to increase frequencies on its North American routes as (LOT) takes delivery of 4 more 787-9s in 2019.

Starting from June 2019, the additional flights include:

* Warsaw to Toronto (Canada) frequencies to increase from 9x- to 12x-weekly;

* Warsaw to Los Angeles (California) services to increase from 6x- to 7x-weekly;

* Warsaw to Newark (New Jersey) services to increase from 4x- to 5x-weekly; and

* New 4x-weekly Warsaw to Miami (Florida) services to launch June 1.



3 additional 787-9s are scheduled to be delivered by the end of May, 2019 with a 4th 1 to arrive by the end of 2019. (LOT) said the additional airplanesd will boost capacity by +40%.





In 2017, (LOT) transported >6.8 million passengers, up +25% year-over-year. This year, (LOT) expects to transport 8.9 million passengers, expanding to 10 million in 2019.

News Item A-2: (LOT) Polish Airlines will launch 4x-weekly Warsaw to Miami Boeing 787 service from June 1, 2019. (LOT) will also increase its service from Warsaw to Toronto from 9x- to 12x-weekly; to Los Angeles from 6x- to 7x-weekly; and to New York-Newark from 4x- to 5x-weekly, all with 787s, in 2019.

News Item A-3: 1 737 MAX 8 (43320, SP-LVF), Air Lease Corporation (ALE) leased. 4 Embraer (EMB) E190-100STD (0761, SP-LMA; 0762, SP-LMB; 0763, SP-LMC; 0764, SP-LMD), ex-(PR-ESG; PR-ESH; PR-ESQ; PR-ESV), Nordic Aviation Capital leased.

February 2019: 787-9 (38087, SP-LSD), leased from Aviation Capital Group.

March 2019: 737-84P (32604, OM-GTG), ex-(B-3677), and 737-86J (28070, OM-GTF), ex-(D-ASXK), leased from and operated by Go2Sky.

May 2019: On May 1, (LOT) Polish Airlines launched a 12x-weekly service between Vilnius (VNO), Lithuania and London City (LCY), UK. Flown using Embraer E190s, no other carrier currently serves the 1,711 km airport pair, however, Ryanair (RYR) links the Lithuanian capital airport to London Stansted, while Wizz Air (WZZ) connects Vilnius to London Luton.

June 2019: News Item A-1: (LOT) Polish Airlines relaunched a nonstop service between Warsaw (WAW) and Beirut (BEY) on June 14. The 2,345 km sector distance will be operated by a fleet of Embraer and 737 airplanes 4x-weekly.



(LOT) Polish Airlines launched 4x-weekly Warsaw to Miami, Florida, USA Boeing 787 service.

Turkish Airlines (THY) and (LOT) Polish Airlines are expanding their code share cooperation. (THY) will add its TK code on (LOT) domestic flights from Warsaw to Krakow, Gdansk, Szczecin, Poznan, Wroclaw, Katowice and Rzeszow. (LOT) will place its LO code on (THY) Airlines flights from Istanbul to Ankara, Izmir, Adana, Antalya and Dalaman in Turkey, as well to Bahrain, Beirut (Lebanon), Baghdad (Iraq), Dubai, Kuwait, Amman (Jordan), Budapest (Hungary), Cairo (Egypt) and Johannesburg (South Africa).

News Item A-2: "Estonian Flag Carrier Nordica Ceases Flying Under its Own Colors" by (ATA) Alan Dron (alandron@adepteditorial.com), June 25, 2019.



(NAG), the state-owned airline will cease selling tickets for flights after October 26. Under an agreement with Polish national airline (LOT), the latter company will take over the management of ticket sales and customer service, while Nordica (NAG) will focus solely on operating flights.

The 2 airlines already have an extensive cooperation agreement and (LOT) is a 49% shareholder in (NAG) subsidiary Regional Jet, which provides flights for a variety of European airlines, including (LOT), (SAS) Scandinavian Airlines, Air Serbia (JAT), and UK regional Flybe (BEE).

As a result of the reorganization, (NAG) will shelve 5 unprofitable routes from the end of October. Flights will continue from the Estonian capital Tallinn to Stockholm, Brussels and Warsaw, but these will be flown by (LOT) from July 1.







(NAG) is prepared to reinstate its own services, if the situation at Tallinn improves in the future, he said.

(NAG), which carries around 2 million passengers annually, was founded in 2015 following the demise of former flag carrier Estonian Air.

News Item A-3: (LOT) Polish Airlines took delivery of new (Trent)-powered 787-9 (62172) on lease from Avolon. 737-36N (28670, LY-ELF), 737-46M (28550, LY-EEL), leased from and operated by GetJet Airlines and 737-79P (30651, SP-LUA), leased from Macquarie AirFinance.

September 2019: (LOT) Polish Airlines resumes Warsaw to Bydgoszcz service from late-October, 2019:

Posted September 10, 2019.

(LOT) at the launch of winter 2019/2020 season plans to resume Warsaw WAW to Bydgoszcz BZG route, previously served until November 2013. The Star Alliance (SAL) carrier to operate this route up to 10x-weekly, on board Dash 8-Q400 aircraft, from 27OCT19:

LO3993 WAW1340 to 1430BZG DH4 x67
LO3991 WAW2300 to 2350BZG DH4 x16

LO3992 BZG0600 to 0650WAW DH4 x27
LO3994 BZG1510 to 1600WAW DH4 x67

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0 737-36N (CFM56-3C1) (2890-28668, /97 SP-LMC; 2897-28669, /97 SP-LMD), (GEF) 2 YEAR LEASED, EX-(AVT), RETURNED. 145Y.

1 737-36N (CFM56-3C1) (28670, LY-ELF) LEASED FROM & OPERATED BY GETJET AIRLINES 2019-06. 145Y.

5 737-45D (CFM56-3C1) (2458-27131, /93 SP-LLA; 2492-27156, /93 SP-LLB; 2502-27157, /93 SP-LLC; 2589-27256, /94 SP-LLD; 2804-27914, /96 SP-LLE; 2874-28752, /97 SP-LLF; 2895-28753, /97 SP-LLG), 27156 WET-LEASED TO (UKA) 2003-12. 28753 WET-LEASED TO (CRM) 2003-12. 27156 RETURNED FROM (UKA) 2004-04. 28752 WET-LEASED TO (CWG) 2005-03. 28753; WET-LEASED TO (CWG) 2006-03. 27131; RETURNED 2010-06. 27256; RETURNED (GEF). ALL 737-400S TO BE PHASED OUT BY END OF 2012. 162Y.

0 737-4S3 (CFM56-3) (25594), EX-(IST), RETURNED (AFJ) 2000-10, LEASED TO (PAL).

1 737-46M (CFM56-3C1) (28550, LY-EEL) LEASED FROM AND OPERATED BY GETJET AIRLINES 2019-06. 162Y.

0 737-5L9 (CFM56-3C1) (2998-28996, /98 SP-LKK), (MRS) LEASED UNTIL 2004-04, 108Y.

0 737-53C (CFM56-3C1) (1894-24825, /90 SP-LKG; 2041-24826, /91 SP-LKH; 2243-24827, /92 SP-LKI), (FLL) LEASED 2000-10, EX-(MNR), (ERA)/(DEA) LEASED, 24826; 24827; WET-LEASED TO (SKP) 2004-05. 24825 WET-LEASED TO CIRRUS AIRLINES 2004-06. 108Y.

0 737-55D (CFM56-3C1) (2389-27416, /92 SP-LKA; 2392-27417, /92 SP-LKB; 2397-27418, /92 SP-LKC; 2401-27419, /92 SP-LKD; 2448-27130, /93 SP-LKE; 2603-27368, /94 SP-LKF). 27417; RETURNED (GEF) 2010-06. 108Y.

1 737-79P (30651, SP-LUA), MACQUARIE AIRFINANCE LEASED 2019-06.

4 737-800 (CFM56-7B) (DEA) LSD (- (LOT) HAS THE OPTION TO SWAP THE 737-800s for 737 MAX 8s). 186Y,

1 737-84P (32604, OM-GTG), EX-(B-3677) 2019-03 LEASED FROM AND OPERATED BY GO2SKY. 165Y.

2/8 ORDERS 737-85D (CFM56-7B26), 165Y:

1 737-86J (28070, OM-GTF), ex-(D-ASXK) 2019-03 LEASED FROM AND OPERATED BY GO2SKY.

1 737-9P (CFM56-7B) (32802, SP-LWD), AERCAP (DEA) LEASED 2017-07.

3 +8/5 ORDERS 737 MAX 8 (LEAP-1B) (43320, SP-LVF, 2018-12; 6681-64067, SP-LVA; 7013-64069, /18 SP-LVD), AIR LEASE CORPORATION (ALE) LEASED. 186 PAX, C, PY, Y.

2 767-25DER (CF6-80C2B4) (261-24733, /89 SP-LOA "GNIEZNO;" 266-24734, /89 SP-LOB "KRAKOW"), 12C, 190Y.

1 767-3P6ER (260-24484, SP-LPD), EX-(HGA), (PEB) LEASED 2002-07, WET-LEASED TO (ZUA).

0 767-300ER (UKA) WET-LEASED 2011-11 TO 2012-01. 23C, 182Y.

0 767-306ER (592-26263, SP-LPG), (ILF) 2 YEAR LEASED 2009-06. EX-(N261LF). WET-LEASED TO (TTA) 2009-12.

0 767-319ER (CF6-80C2B6F) (413-24876, /92 SP-LPF), EX-(ANZ), (ILF) 3 YEAR LEASED 2006-04 & 2006-05. 24C, 212Y.

0 767-341ER (CF6-80C2) (314-24843, /90 SP-LPE), EX-(VAR), ITOCHU LEASED 2005-03. STAR (SAL) ALLIANCE LIVERY. RETURNED 2008-10. 10F, 18C, 185Y.

1 767-36NER (30854, CS-TKR), EX-(EI-FLV), EUROATLANTIC AIRWAYS (MAE) LEASED 2018-09.

0 767-35DER (CF6-80C2B6) (322-24865, /90 SP-LPA "WARSZAWA;" 577-27902, /95 SP-LPB "GDANSK;" 659-28656, /97 SP-LPC "POZNAN"), 1 TO (ARG). ALL 767'S (ETOPS). 27902 RF (ZUA) 2002-07. 28656 WET-LEASED TO (HOL) 2004-10. 27902; WET-LEASED TO (NCI) 2005-11. 28656; WET-LEASED TO (ITZ) 2005-12 TIL 2006-05. 28656; WET-LEASED TO (BBR) 2006-12 FOR WINTER. 18C, 225Y.

1 777-212ER (TRENT 884) (144-28513, /98 CS-TFM), 2010-01. LEASED TO (MAD) 2011-09 FOR 1 YEAR. WET-LEASED TO (LOT) 2013-05. 30C, 293Y.

9 +2 OPTIONS 787-85D DREAMLINER (TRENT 1000) (35938, SP-LRA - - SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "LOT-2012-11 - 1ST 787;" SP-LRB; SP-LRC; 35941, SP-LRD, 2013-06; SP-LRF, 2014-04; 35944, SP-LRG, 2017-06), 18C, 21PY; 213Y.

3 +1 ORDER 787-900 (TRENT 1000) (38083, SP-LSA, 2018-03; 38087, SP-LSD, 2019-02; 62172*, 2019-06), AVIATION CAPITAL GROUP (CGP) LEASED. *AVOLON LEASED. 294 PAX, 24C (FULL FLATBED SEATS), 21PY, 249Y.

0 DC-10-30, (MAS) WET-LEASED, 1 RETURNED.

1 A330-200, (LXA) LEASED TO REPLACE GROUNDED 787. 18C, 288Y.

1 AN-12V.

2 AN-26.

8 IL-18.

0 TU-134A (BEING REPLACED BY 737'S), SOLD 4.

0 ATR42-200/-300 (PW120) (024, EX-CIMBER; 031, EX-MED AIR), 1999-08. (516, SP-EDA; 522, SP-EDB; 526, SP-EDC; 530, SP-EDE). 080 RETURNED 2002-10. AERO INTERNATIONAL LEASED. RETURNED 5 LEASED TO ATR & REPLACED WITH -500'S. EUROLOT OPERATIONS. 48Y.

0 ATR72-202 (299, SP-EFK), OPS BY EUROLOT, TO BE PHASED OUT AND REPLACED BY BOMBARDIER DASH 8-Q400 2014-04. ALL 11 SOLD 2015-03. 64Y.

3 BOMBARDIER CRJ900.

7 +6/12 ORDERS BOMBARDIER DASH 8-Q402NG (4411, SP-EQD; 4417, SP-EQE; 4422, SP-EQF), 2012-08, OPERATIONS BY EUROLOT.

5 ERJ-145EU (AE3007A1) (155, /99 SP-LGA; 165, /99 SP-LGB; 244, /00 SP-LGD; 227, /00 SP-LGC; 285, /00 SP-LGE; 308, /00 SP-LGF; 319, /00 SP-LGG; 329, /00 SP-LGH; 336, /00 SP-LGI; 339, /00 SP-LGK; 406, /01 SP-LGL; 408, /01 SP-LGM; 441, /01 SP-LGN; 560, /02 SP-LGO; /03 SP-LGP; /03 SP-LGR). 155 RETURNED 2005-05. 165; 227; RETURNED 2005-10. 48Y.

10 +11 OPTIONS EMBRAER E170 (CF34-8E) (00024, SP-PDB; 00025, SP-LDC; 00027, SP-LDD, 2004-04; 00029, SP-LDE, 2004-06; 00035, SP-LDF, 2004-06; 00073, SP-LDI, 2005-04; 00074, SP-LDK, 2005-05; 0306, SP-LIL, 2010-05; 0311, SP-LIM, 2010-05; 0313, SP-LIN, 2010-09). OPTIONS MAY BE -190'S OR -195'S. 0313 REPAINTED INTO "BLACK ENERGY/MIKE TYSON" COLORS 2013-06. 82Y.

12 EMBRAER E175 (CF34-8E) (00125, SP-LIA, SEE PHOTO, 2006-05; 00132, SP-LIB, 2006-06; 00136, SP-LID, 2006-06; 00154, SP-LIF, 2007-02; 0283, SP-LIG, 2009-09; 0288, SP-LIH, 2009-09; 0290, SP-LII, 2009-08; 0303, SP-LIK, 2009-12; 0306, SP-LIL, 2010-05; 0311, SP-LIM, 2010-05), PLL (LOT) 7 YEAR LEASED 2006-05. 0283; SOLD TO POLISH GOVERNMENT - - SEE PHOTO - - "LOT-E175-200LR - 2011-11." 82Y.

10/2/10 ORDERS EMBRAER E175 (CF34-8E), 82Y:

2 EMBRAER E175, (GEF) LEASED. 82Y.

4 EMBRAER E190-100STD (0761, SP-LMA; 0762, SP-LMB; 0763, SP-LMC; 0764, SP-LMD), EX-(PR-ESG; PR-ESH; PR-ESQ; PR-ESV), NORDIC AVIATION CAPITAL LEASED 2018-12. 112 PAX.

3 +3 ORDERS EMBRAER E195, LEASED. 112 PAX.

Management:
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LOT-7-ROBERT GROCHOWSKI - EUROLOT

RAFAL MILCZARSKI, CHAIRMAN & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (2016-01).
Rafal co-founded Baltic Rail, 1 of the 1st private cargo railway carriers in Poland. He also founded freight rail carrier, Freightliner PL, and was founder and former (CEO) of Freightliner DE, a German subsidiary of Freightliner PL.

PIOTR SIENNICKI, PRESIDENT.

MARIUSZ DABROWSKI, PRESIDENT & (CEO) REGIONAL SUBSIDIARY, EUROLOT.

BORYS BUTA, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (COO) (2016-01).
Borys is a lawyer and former (CEO) of Air Transport Support. He has been a representative of the board of (LOT) Travel.

MS MONIKA KIELTYKA-MICHNA, CHIEF CORPORATE OFFICER (2016-01).
Monika has been recalled from a position of a member of the board.

PIOTR IKANOWICZ, FINANCE DIRECTOR.

MICHAL JASZCZYK, CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER (CCO).

BOGDAN PAPIS, VICE PRESIDENT SPECIAL PROJECTS (WAWNTLO),
(b.papis@lot.pl), (2000-10).

BARTLOMIEJ MATUSEWICZ, VP EUROLOT.

ROBERT GROCHOWSKI, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR EUROLOT (LOT) AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SERVICES (LOTAMS).

ADAM BERZOWSKI, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (a.berezowski@lot.pl).

ADRIAN KUBICKI, DIRECTOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS.

KRZYSZTOF LENARTOWICZ, DIRECTOR FLIGHT CREW.

WIESLAW WYPYCH, MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR (w.wypych@lot.pl) (LOT) AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SERVICES (LOTAMS) (2000-10).

KRYZSZTOF ZIEBINSKI, INDUSTRY AFFAIRS & ALLIANCE STRATEGY DIRECTOR.

MICHAL SZALBOT, DIRECTOR MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS (m.szalbot@lot.pl).
(LOT) AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SERVICES (LOTAMS) .

BOSENA BOLEK, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) STRATEGY DIRECTOR.

KRZYSZTOF MOCZULSKI, DIRECTOR PRODUCT & CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE BUREAU.

TOMASZ DAKOWSKI, SALES DIRECTOR.

FRANK JOOST, REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR USA, CANADA, & LATIN AMERICA.

KAZIMIERZ SZOSTAK, AIR SAFETY MANAGER (k.szostak@lot.pl).

TOMASZ SMOLSKI, 767 FLIGHT CREW MANAGER.

ALOGZY BYLOK, 737 FLIGHT CREW MANAGER.

ROMAN MAZUR, ENGINEERING MANAGER (1996-10).

KRZYSZTOF CZERNIAWSKI, MAINTENANCE MANAGER (k.czerniawski@lot.pl).
(LOT) AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SERVICES (LOTAMS).

TOMASZ JEDRZEJEC, MANAGER PRODUCTION PLANNING & CONTROL.
(LOT) AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE SERVICES (LOTAMS).

JACEK PARADOWSKI, QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) MANAGER.

TOMASZ STAFIEJ, LOGISTICS ENGINEERING MANAGER (WAWNTLO) (t.stafiej@lot.pl).

MS LIDIA EKERT, TECHNICAL PUBLICATIONS MANAGER (1997-05).

SYLVESTER PRZBYLEK, COMPUTING SERVICES MANAGER (s.przybylek@lot.pl).

WOJCIECH JAGIELLO, ALLIANCES & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS MANAGER, NETWORK, FLEET & ALLIANCES.

WOJCIECH STRADOWSKI, WORKSHOP MANAGER (2016-01).

 
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