Kharkov, 5 February 2016 – Already on March 2nd, so in less than a month, LOT Polish Airlines will start its direct service between Kharkov and Warsaw. From this moment polish carrier will offer the shortest way not only to Poland, but also via Warsaw to dozens destinations in Europe and North America.
“Launching of a regular air connection between Kharkiv and Warsaw is a great event for us because our passengers gain more possibilities” – CEO of Kharkiv International Airport Vladimir Vasilchenko underlined. – Negotiations with LOT Airlines held long 4 and a half years and finally we have a new flight that opens a door for the development of relations between our countries, cities and people. Also it will allow our passengers to get not only to European countries but also to Northern America and Asian countries at acceptable prices. Particularly I would like to thank Consulate General of Poland in Kharkiv for active participation in this project: it made a great impact in opening of this new flight. Also many thanks to Kharkiv state administration for its support in all our beginnings. In result of our effective cooperation we get such new great projects”.
“LOT has the greatest potential to become main carrier on the way to New York, Chicago or Toronto for thousands of passengers starting their journey in Kharkov. Flight to Warsaw last about 2 hours, and total travel time to North America is only 13 hours including very convenient and short transfer at our hub, Warsaw Chopin Airport” – says Adrian Kubicki, Corporate Communications Director.
On Mondays, Fridays and Sundays flights to Warsaw will take off at 14:40; on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 18:00. Late afternoon flights give passengers access to the evening wave of domestic and European flights, i.e. to Krakow, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Paris, London, Milan and many others.
“Passengers traveling from Kharkov deserves an airline, which will bring them closer to dozens destinations worldwide. Right now there is no such airline, and travellers are suffering from lack of convenient connections. Kharkov is our fourth destinations in Ukraine and LOT is already first choice airline for many passengers from this very important market” – Kubicki adds.
All flights between Warsaw and Kharkiv are operated by modern, and technologically advanced Embraer jets.
They are beloved by passengers for spacious cabin and no middle seat. LOT is the only airline to offer as much as three service classes adjusted to needs and expectations of different groups of passengers on short haul, European flights. LOT Business Class means all priorities at the airport, business lounge access, personalized service, gourmet meals and drinks served on porcelain tableware and a seat next to you blocked for your comfort. LOT Premium Economy Class gives you priority check-in and boarding, enriched meal and drinks service and a seat at the front of the cabin. LOT Economy Class offers a reserved seat, complimentary refreshments and a wide choice of fresh food and beverages for purchase.
All long haul flights are operated by the state-of-art aircraft Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Kharkiv is one of the first destinations to open by LOT after formal completing the successful restructuring process. Together with Kharkiv LOT launched several other exciting routes, such as Luxemburg, Ljubljana, Athens, Beirut, Nice and many others.
Tickets for flights are already available on lot.com, via mobile app, LOT’s Contact Centre and through other sales channels.
Photographs of LOT’s fleet, products and services available for download under this link http://corporate.lot.com/pl/en/media-library
On the occasion of the flight launching LOT Airlines presented new promotional prices on international flights from Kharkiv. Round-trip ticket price on the flights between Kharkiv and Warsaw in the period of promotion is from $129, between Kharkiv and other European airports – from $249, to Canada/the USA – from $559. The period of promotion is from 11 February till 21 February (trips can be made from March to August 2016).
International airport “Kharkiv” (http://hrk.aero/) – one of the key objects of Slobozhanshchina capital, reconstructed in preparation for the finals of European Football Championship in 2012. Sizes of a new runway are 2500 х 45 m. Start of large-scale project was given on April 1, 2008, when New Systems AM LLC (a group of DCH, the owner – a well-known Ukrainian businessman, investor and general coordinator of Kharkiv’s preparations for Euro 2012, in 2005-2012 – the president of FC Metalist Alexander Yaroslavsky) won the competition for a long-term rent of the integral property complex of Kharkiv airport.
Reconstruction of International airport “Kharkiv” was made in the format of public-private partnership. The total investment to the project made by Alexander Yaroslavsky was $ 107.2 million (airport terminal and surrounding areas).
The amount of funding allocated from the State budget for the reconstruction of the airport complex (including construction and airfield control tower) – $ 191.3 million.
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LOT Polish Airlines is a modern airline that connects New Europe with the world. It provides nearly 5 million passengers a year with the shortest and most comfortable travel options to almost 60 destinations worldwide via Warsaw, a competitive hub that offers fast connections. As the only carrier in the region, LOT offers direct long-haul flights to the USA, Canada and China, while building its leadership position in East Central Europe. It flies one of the youngest fleets in Europe and, as the only airline, operates the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, the world’s most advanced aircraft, on all long-haul connections. LOT relies primarily on the passion and positive energy of its team members, including top ranking pilots in the global aviation business, often champions in many aviation sports. With 86 years of experience, LOT is also one of the oldest airlines in the world and the most internationally recognized Polish brand. This recognition is proven by the numerous awards from industry organizations, media and, above all, from passengers.