LOT Polish Airlines has taken delivery of its
first Boeing 737 MAX.
Apart from six 737 MAX
8s, LOT plans to expand its fleet of Dreamliners by adding four more 787-9s by the
end of 2019.
"We are proud to be one of the first
carriers in the world with the state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX
aircraft in our short and middle-haul fleet," said Rafal
Milczarski, chief executive officer, LOT Polish Airlines. "With the most modern Boeing 787 Dreamliners and brand new
737 MAX we are the most comfortable airline for our customers,
more cost efficient and last, but not least, friendlier to the
The Polish flag carrier is using the new airplanes to grow
its network. Since 2016, LOT has launched 42
routes, including a long-haul service from Warsaw to Los Angeles,
Newark and Kraków to Chicago. In May 2018, LOT will launch
connections from Warsaw to Singapore as well as from Budapest to
New York City and Chicago.
"We are very pleased to
announce this first 737 MAX lease placement with LOT, which is the
first of six new 737 MAX 8s on long- term lease to the airline. The
MAX 8 offers new efficiencies and an enhanced passenger experience
that will better serve LOT's growing route networks," said Steven
F. Udvar-Hazy, Air Lease Corporation's Executive Chairman. ALC has
129 more 737 MAX airplanes on order.
The Boeing 737 MAX is powered by CFM
International LEAP-1B engines.
LOT Polish Airlines,