LOT Polish Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines is the flag carrier of Poland. LOT was established in 1929 and is based in Warsaw, making it one of the world's oldest airlines still in operation. Using a fleet of 55 aircraft, LOT operates a complex network to 60 destinations in Europe, North America, and Asia.
As Poland made the transition to democracy from 1989, the airline began a transformation from a Soviet-controlled carrier to a European flag carrier. LOT started a process of fleet renewal with the purchase of Western aircraft to replace old Soviet models. With the arrival of the first , LOT started inter-continental services to Chicago, Newark, Toronto, and New York City. These four main routes have been some of the most popular flights that LOT operates, especially during the summer season when many seek to come back to their homeland for vacation.
The airline has a large short-haul service, with recently added destinations operating with E -170/175, and a recent order conversion to the E-195, will enable LOT to serve more destinations.
LOT found itself undergoing constant management change in the late 2000s due to worsening financials and reductions in market share.
Cargodestinations ex WAW:
Athens (ATH), Belgrado (BEG), Bucharest (OTP), Budapest (BUD), Gdansk (GDN), Helsinki (HEL), Istanbul (IST) Katowice (KTW), Kiev (KBP), Krakow (KRK), Larnaca (LCA), Lwow (LWO), Milan (MXP), Minsk (MSQ), Moscow (SVO), Odessa (ODS), Prague (PRG), Poznan (POZ), Riga (RIX), Rome (FCO), Rzeszow (RZE), Sofia (SOF), St Petersburg (LED), Stockholm (ARN), Szczecin (SZZ), Tallin (TLL), Tbilisi (TBS), Tel Aviv (TLV) Toronto (YYZ), Vilnius (VNO), Wroclaw (WRO), Yerevan (EVN)