LOT Polish Airlines Launches Kraków-New York Route

LOT Boeing 787

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Although currently, it is not common to launch new long-haul routes among airlines, LOT Polish Airlines has been an exception. It restarted the route from Kraków to New York JFK after an absence of 13 years.

The first flight to JFK began on June 26th using a Boeing 787-8. The route operates once-weekly until the end of September:

  • LO19: Kraków-JFK, leaving at 13:00 on Saturdays and arriving the same day at 15:40
  • LO20: JFK-Kraków, leaving at 18:15 on Thursdays and arriving the next day at 08:55

In 2019, over 55,000 round-trip point-to-point passengers flew between Krakow and New York, according to OAG Traffic Analyzer. Kraków was New York’s seventh-largest market in Central and Eastern Europe and the second-largest unserved after Tirana, Albania.

LOT has nine routes to the US this year – eight from Poland and one from Budapest.

Source: LOT Polish Airlines