LOT to launch flights to San Francisco

LOT Polish Airlines will launch flights from Warsaw to San Fransisco, the airline has announced.

The route will commence on 5 August 2020 and will operate four times a week using the airline’s Boeing 787 aircraft.

The launch of the route coincides with the annoucement that Poland will be added to the United States’ visa waiver programme. LOT chief executive Rafal Milczarski commented, saying: “We do believe that now Poles will be more willing to travel to the United States for both tourist and business purposes.”

“Each year, nearly 300,000 passengers travel between central and eastern Europe and San Francisco, and I do believe that with our connection this figure will grow even further,” he added.

In addition to the San Francisco service, LOT will offer a total of 11 direct routes to US destinations from Warsaw, Krakow, Rzeszow, and Hungarian capital Budapest.

San Francisco will be LOT’s 20th long-haul service, following the launch of routes from Warsaw to Beijing and from Krakow to New York, which are set to begin later this month and in May 2020, respectively.