LOT Polish Airlines launched direct flights to Oradea. The first flight departed from Warsaw on 3 June 2024. This is the third Romanian destination in LOT Polish Airlines’ network after Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca, and it is another destination for travel exploration in southeastern Europe from the carrier. According to LOT Polish Airlines’ strategy for 2024-2028, the carrier plans to launch 20 new connections by 2028.

On 3 June, a scheduled LOT Polish Airlines flight took off from Warsaw to Oradea. The Polish carrier’s aircraft will fly on this route four times a week, both during the summer and winter.

Flights to Oradea are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Wednesdays and Fridays, flight LO655 will depart Warsaw at 11:25. The return flight LO656 will leave Oradea at 14:35. On Mondays and Saturdays, flight LO657 will depart Warsaw at 14:30, and the return flight LO658 will leave for Warsaw at 17:40. The flights will be operated by Embraer 170 and 175 aircraft, and it will take about 1.5 hours.

‘Oradea is now the third port in Romania served by LOT Polish Airlines. The new connection is not just another option for those seeking travel inspiration – it is also a tool for development of economic and tourism relations in the Bihor region. On board our welcoming decks, travellers from Oradea can not only discover the charms of Warsaw and Poland but also, thanks to our network of connections, reach over 80 cities in Europe, North America, and Asia’ says Michał Fijoł, President of LOT Polish Airlines.

Oradea – LOT Polish Airlines’ new travel inspiration for European tourists

Oradea is a city in Romania’s Bihor County, close to the border with Hungary. It is famous for its unique architecture, which combines Art Nouveau, Baroque, and Socialist Realist styles in one place. The charming streets reminiscent of the belle époque attract tourists, and the monuments remind them of the city’s rich history and cosmopolitan tradition. Oradea is also one of Romania’s fastest-growing centres. Close to thermal springs, including the spa town of Băile Felix, the city is also an excellent base for exploring the Western Romanian Mountains, with their karst caves, valleys and gorges, located within the Apuseni National Park.

‘Ensuring air connectivity is a basic condition for the development of a community. This connectivity depends on attracting investors, orienting local firms towards export, tourism, the ability to travel comfortably over long distances, and maintaining connections with those who have gone abroad. The Oradea – Warsaw flights connect Bihor County to dozens of destinations around the world’ said the Bihor County President Ilie Bolojan.

Warsaw – a destination and transfer hub

With the Warsaw-Oradea connection, passengers from the Romanian region of Bihor gain convenient access to Poland and the opportunity to explore many other attractive destinations available in the LOT Polish Airlines’ network. The Polish carrier also offers a wide range of popular destinations in Western Europe, such as Paris, Amsterdam, or Frankfurt. For those planning transatlantic trips, LOT Polish Airlines provides direct flights to Canada, the United States, and Asia, including Toronto, New York, Chicago, or Tokyo.

Thanks to the cooperation under the PSO (Public Service Obligation) formula, flights from Warsaw to Oradea will be operated with the Bihor region. Ticket prices start at 469 zloty for round trip. Romania has been a member of the Schengen area since 31 March 2024, which has significantly facilitated check-in procedures and enhanced the comfort of travel to and from this country.

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