European airports invited to propose new services to LOT Polish Airlines

Poland’s national carrier, LOT Polish Airlines, is inviting European airports to submit proposals for new services through Routesonline.

LOT Polish Airlines is considering potential new European routes which will be operated from Warsaw by its fleet of Embraer EJet family series aircraft. The airline welcome submissions from all European airports.

The process is being managed through the Route Exchange ‘Request for Proposal’ (RFP) feature which is available to Routesonline members. Interested airports can take part in Stage 1 of the RFP process which is the pre-qualifying questionnaire. This stage establishes that an airport has the capacity to operate a new route and acts as an expression of interest.

Airports that meet the qualification criteria can move forward to Stage 2. At this point they will have access to the full RFP document so they can make suitable route and incentive scheme proposals for a new air service.

The airline first announced its intention to accept RFPs at the Routes Europe forum in Krakow last month. James Gardner, airline relations manager at Routes, said that the announcement was well-received by airports that want to expand their Polish route networks.

He explained why the process has proved to be successful in the past: “Route Exchange’s RFP feature gives airports a direct channel to airlines actively intending to expand their network, and it ensures that airlines get the data they need in order to make a decision.”

The pre-qualifying questionnaire can be found here:

The deadline for taking part in the pre-qualification process is May 27, 2016. Stage 2 will commence in early June.