LOT Polish Airlines has ordered three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to be delivered in 2019, adding to its current fleet of eight dash eights and one dash nine, plus three others due to arrive by next year.

The airline signed a 12-year lease agreement with Avolon Aerospace Leasing, with the first two aircraft set to be delivered in May 2019 and the third in October.

By the end of 2019, LOT will operate seven 787-9s. The first has already entered service on flights to Chicago and Toronto, with another due to arrive in May. The airline says this second aircraft will be used on the Warsaw-JFK route, as well as some flights to Seoul.

The 787-9 has a seating capacity of 294. LOT says each new aircraft presents an opportunity to launch one or two new long-haul routes.

Adrian Kubicki, head of LOT’s corporate communications, said: “The new aircraft mean new connections. We are glad that thanks to another contract for new Dreamliners, we will be able to continue to develop our network of long-haul connections in record time.”

lot.com

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