Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT was established in 1928 through a merger of two private airlines – Aerolot and Aero. As the national carrier, LOT commenced its operation on January 1, 1929, and is now one of the twelve oldest airlines worldwide that are still in operation. Since 1931, LOT aircraft bear on their tail fins the sign of a crane-in-flight, designed by the renowned Polish artist Tadeusz Gronowski. The unchanging presence of this logo is testament to the successful combination of tradition and modernity by LOT.
Since 2003, LOT has been member of Star Alliance, the largest global airline alliance. The mission of Star Alliance is to guarantee comfort and exceptional flight experience to passengers. The alliance allows passengers to travel faster, easier and more comfortably to reach even the most far-flung corners of the world. During the journey, our passengers can also use the VIP and Executive Lounges as well as take advantage of the numerous benefits offered under the Frequent Flyer Programme.
Thanks to the cooperation within two European hubs, in Warsaw and Budapest, an optimally designed network of connections has been created, enabling fast transfers as short as even 30 minutes and convenient take-off and landing dates. The location in the centre of Europe and the friendly infrastructure of the airports provide a wide range of transfer possibilities for the entire region. LOT fleet is well adapted to the requirements of the network so it provides the support for long-distance, European and national connections, as well as cargo transport.
In 2019, LOT aircraft carried more than 10 million passengers. In planning its network of connections, fleet development and passenger offerings, LOT aims to meet the needs of the most demanding customers. The carrier’s objective is to offer the highest quality services at every stage of contact with passengers: through its website and mobile application, as well as at the airport and on board the plane. Thanks to a wide range of classes, fares, products and services offered, as well as cooperation with reputable partners offering car rental or hotel reservations, our passengers have freedom to plan a safe and comfortable journey using elements which best suit their individual needs.
On July 1, 2020, LOT will resume its first regular international passenger flights since their suspension in March. The plans for the first two weeks of July will include flights to Schengen Area countries, as well as Poles’ favourite summer destinations. The network of 20 European cities includes seven flights a week to Prague, Düsseldorf, Vilnius and Budapest; six flights a week to Berlin; five flights a week to Vienna, Brussels and Kiev (Boryspil Airport); four flights a week to Amsterdam and Bucharest; three flights a week to Barcelona, Tbilisi and Oslo; two flights a week to Split and Dubrovnik; and at least one flight a week to Zadar, Podgorica, Corfu, Chania and Varna. In addition, two flights from Budapest, to Varna and Dubrovnik, will be resumed under the new LOT network, with a weekly service at the weekend. In addition to international flights, LOT will also maintain its existing network of over 30 domestic flights a day, from which passengers will be able to conveniently change in Warsaw for each international flight.