LOT Polish Airlines plans to maintain flights from its hub in Warsaw to Belgrade, Zagreb, Ljubljana and Skopje this coming winter season, which begins on October 29 and runs until March 30, with services and capacity to be increased on most routes. Although the Polish carrier is popular with transfer passengers flying between North America and the former Yugoslav markets, the airline also expects increased point to point demand. Warsaw was recently crowned Europe’s best destination for 2023 by European Best Destinations in an annual competition which included more than 400 destinations and received over half a million votes from travellers from 178 different countries.
LOT plans to operate 246 flights to Belgrade, up 39.8% on last winter. The airline will maintain twelve weekly flights between the two cities, up from nine weekly rotations. It will offer 27.552 seats each way, up 73.7%. Apart from the increased number of flights, the airline is also upgrading capacity on the route from the predominantly 82-seat Embraer E175 aircraft utilised last winter, to the 112-seat E195 which is scheduled to operate throughout the coming period. LOT will run a total of 192 flights to Zagreb and will offer 18.864 seats each way. This is up 6.6% and 19.6% on last winter respectively. The airline will maintain nine weekly rotations between the two capitals and plans to deploy a mix of E175 and E195 jets on the route, although more flights are scheduled with the larger Embraer jet compared to last year.
The Polish carrier will operate a total of 132 flights to Ljubljana this coming winter, representing an increase of 15.8% on last year. It has put 10.824 seats on sale each way, which is the same as during the 2022/23 winter. Overall, LOT will maintain six weekly flights to the Slovenian capital with all services currently scheduled with the E175 aircraft, whereas last year saw a mix of E170/175/190 and E195 jets. LOT will operate the same number of flights and offer the same capacity to Skopje this winter, with three weekly rotations planned on the E175. In total, the airline will perform 66 flights to the Macedonian capital and has 5.412 seats in each direction on sale. Changes at this early stage, particularly with equipment, remains possible.