LOT Polish Airlines’s new flights will reduce travel time to eight hours between the two destinations. On September 12, 2019, LOT Polish Airlines introduced its inaugural flight from New Delhi to Warsaw, celebrating the 90th anniversary of the airline. The flights between Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi and Warsaw Chopin Airport will run five days a week. The eight-hour direct flight costs INR 43,000 for travellers in the economy and INR 130,000 for business class, with a premium economy choice also available.
LOT Polish Airlines have rolled out all the bells and whistles to attract the Indian traveller with Bollywood entertainment choices, Indian cuisine and Hindi-speaking cabin crew on board. The Polish flagship airline was created in 1931, legally integrated as Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. During World War II in 1939, the routes were interrupted and began again six years later LOT Polish offers flights to Warsaw, Cracow, Paris, London City and Prague, among others, as a gateway to Europe from India.
Warsaw Chopin Airport is situated in the middle of the town, but plans are being made for a new airport 36kms away with the option of an expansion of 100 million passengers over the next 10 years. While the airline required state aid in 2012, with fresh and modern aircraft, it has consistently increased its fleet and passengers from 2015 onwards. In the 1980s, however, this fresh path provides a direct and convenient path to Poland and, consequently, to the remainder of Europe.