Shawnnyc From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2291 times:
Will LOT be a discount player to Delhi like Aeroflot is? Or is LOT considered a more premium airline? That said, good for LOT. Nice to see more varried connections into India (rather than just AMS, FRA, CDG, etc).
Adamlaskiewicz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2267 times:
Basically, the article says LOT will be resuming flights to Asia in October this year. They will fly to New Delhi three times a week and are studying the possibility of services to Beijing next year, Bangkok in 2008 and eventually Japan (presumably Tokyo) around 2010.
There are two reasons why India and China have been chosen as the first Asian destinations. Firstly India and China the world's most rapidly developing markets in terms of aviation and Poland isn't far behind either. Secondly, these routes are expected to be more popular in the autumn and spring months and therefore LOT will be able to better utilise its aircraft - in the summer months they have 100% loads on their routes to America (apparently a European record) but out of season they have trouble filling their aircraft.
In addition, LOT will be upgrading their business class cabin and not increasing the number of ecomomy class seats as they will be aiming at higher fare paying passengers on these routes.
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2111 times:
This will be good - I last flew with LOT DEL-WAW-FRA way back in 1990!! That was my first international flight to Europe, and was the first time I started eating meat I remember quite a pleasant flight, though the WAW airport at that time really sucked. However the airport has improved considerably now (I was in WAW last in 2002).
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
Aerosvit has been serving these markets from right next door for at least two years now. Its steadily growing, and a majority of the passengers are from Poland, Hungary and Czech,tourists, and business people. LOT is now getting on the band wagon, and they will likely do well.
I think that the addition of another 767 to the fleet this summer is for the sub-contract LOT is doing for Aerosvit, whereby a LOT aircraft will operate KBP-YYZ-KBP through this summer on Aerosvit's behalf. They have already applied for CTA approval for this, same as last summer. In the fall this plane will be surplus and they will be able to do the DEL thing...
[Edited 2005-06-02 18:39:16]
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Danny From Poland, joined Apr 2002, 3516 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2069 times:
Quoting N77014 (Reply 7): Is there a natural market from WAW to both China and India?
Yes, as Slawko mentioned traffic is quickly growing on these routes. In addition to that remember that LOT offer will be the best choice to get to anywhere in the eastern Europe (as CSA and Malev do not fly to Asia).