Polish airline LOT back in Slovakia
From May 17, travellers can choose to fly to Warsaw from Bratislava too!
The Polish national carrier LOT will open a new scheduled flight route on May 17 this year, which will connect Bratislava with Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Flights will be available everyday apart from Saturday; passengers will be able to take advantage of competitively priced connecting flights to Canada, the USA and other destinations across Europe.
The airline, which has an 81-year old tradition, will use aircraft of the ATR-42 type with a 46 seat capacity to provide the transport to Warsaw. The airline's policy is different to the classic low-cost airlines and will offer its customers quality and reliable service for competitive prices, e.g. snacks included in the price of the economy class ticket, increased baggage allowances on long-haul flights, et al. The tickets are already on sale at all IATA agents (selected travel agencies or agencies specialising in ticket sales), on the airline website www.lot.com or call centre.
"The expansion of the Polish air carrier LOT will include four new cities being added to our destination map in the SUMMER 2010 season, namely Tallinn, Gothenburg, Beirut and Bratislava. Until now, Slovak travellers wishing to use LOT's services had to use our bases in Vienna, Budapest, Krakow and Rzeszov. Last year, nearly 10 000 passengers used LOT services. More than 60% flew to the USA and Canada with us. As we registered an over 40% increase in the number of Slovak passengers in the past few years, we decided to renew the route between Warsaw and Bratislava. With the launch of this flight, we will provide the public with a good value connection not only between Poland and Slovakia, but also with the chance to use our flights from Warsaw to the USA and Canada, as well as other cities across Europe", announced Jolanta Grala - Bednárčik the director of LOT Polish Airlines for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Romania, Serbia and Monte Negro.
"We are very pleased that after a 4-year break we will be able to provide a direct flight between Bratislava and Warsaw again. We believe that this route will be a significant contributor to the traditional trade ties with Poland and also that it will contribute to the growing trend in mutual tourism exchange. We are gladdened by the fact that the capital of Poland will not only provide a great-value access to other tourist-friendly cities across the country, but that it will also serve as the gateway to the United States of America, Canada or Scandinavia as there are no direct flights currently available to these destinations from our airport. We hope to establish a very stable working relationship with LOT and thanks to LOT's quality product, Bratislava Airport will offer a larger variety and a wider choice of connecting flights", Zdeněk Schraml, the chairman of the board and the chief executive officer of Bratislava Airport concluded to mark the contribution of the new flight and the arrival of LOT to Slovakia.
With the entry of the Polish carrier into the Slovak market, the number of airlines offering regular flights from Bratislava during the summer flying season will swell to six: Aeroflot Russian Airlines, Czech Airlines, Danube Wings, Ryanair, LOT Polish Airlines a Sun D´Or International.
The flight connections between Bratislava - Warsaw:
Route Flight number Days of operation Departure Arrival
Bratislava - Warsaw LO 515 1 2 3 4 5 . 7 13:50 15:25
Warsaw - Bratislava LO 516 1 2 3 4 5 . 7 11:45 13:20
Prices for return air-tickets from Bratislava:
- Warsaw from 142 EUR,*
- other Polish cities from 179 EUR,*
- European cities from 199 EUR,*
- USA from 456 EUR,*
- Canada from 497 EUR*.
* The prices include airport taxes, but do not include the ticket issuance fee.
The Polish air carrier LOT is one of the oldest airlines in the world. LOT has been connecting Poland with the world since 1929. Today, LOT flies to over 50 cities in Europe and North America. In 2008, LOT transported nearly 4 million passengers. In 2012, LOT will become one of the first airlines in Europe, which will be proud to include the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in its fleet. There are World and European champions from within the full range of aviation sporting disciplines in the ranks of LOT's pilots. From 2003, LOT has been a member of the STAR ALLIANCE, whose member airlines offer 19 700 flights daily to 1 077 airports in 175 countries worldwide.