Warsaw - LOT Polish Airlines received its first Boeing 737 MAX 8.
Rafal Milczarski, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines, welcomed his company as "one of the first companies in the world" (the second European after Norwegian and the first in Central and Eastern Europe) to take possession of the 737 MAX 8.
"We are already one of the fastest growing airlines in Europe and I am sure that this important step will help us achieve our goals to increase our operational efficiency and improve our services," Milczarski said.
LOT Polish Airlines expects another 5, 737 MAX 8, which will be deployed on the most popular routes such as Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Tel Aviv, and Vienna.
The company also plans to expand its Dreamliner fleet by adding another 787-9 by the end of 2019. The Polish carrier has already put into service the 8 Boeing 787-8.
Since 2016, LOT has announced the launch of 42 new lines, including long-haul flights from Warsaw to Los Angeles, Newark and from Krakow to Chicago. And in May 2018, LOT will launch new routes from Warsaw to Singapore as well as from Budapest to New York and Chicago.
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy, Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corporation, also celebrates the first leasing agreement of 737 MAX 8 issued by the company. With this agreement, Lot Polish became the first client of ALC for 737 MAX 8. ALC has 129 other 737 MAX on order waiting to be delivered.