Kharkiv, 2nd March 2016 – Today the first plane took off from Kharkiv to Warsaw inaugurating a new route. From now on, passengers travelling from Ukraine via Warsaw HUB are provided with even more possibilities of convenient transfers to many worldwide destinations. First flight from Kharkiv to Warsaw has inaugurated the opening of a fourth regular route from Ukraine to Poland, next to Odessa, Lviv and Kiev.
The newly opened Kharkiv–Warsaw direct route provides passengers with the most convenient transfer offer in this part of Europe. LOT’s modern hub in Warsaw opens wide-range possibilities of travel all around the world! Passengers need minimum 30 minutes of transfer time via Warsaw to continue their journey to western and central European destinations such as Brussels, Amsterdam, Paris, Geneva and Milan. Furthermore, with LOT the passengers need as little as 1 hour and 5 minutes to transfer to North America and only 45 minutes to continue the journey the capital of China – Beijing!
LOT operates flights from Warsaw to Kharkiv five times a week. Departure from Warsaw is scheduled at 11:05 a.m. and the arrival to Kharkiv at 2.00 p.m. The return flight from Kharkiv is scheduled at 2:40 p.m. and the arrival in Warsaw at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. With such a schedule LOT’s clients can benefit from all LOT’s afternoon departures to Western and Central Europe and afternoon flights to North America and Asia. On Mondays and Wednesdays, the planes will take off from Warsaw at 2:25 p.m. to arrive at 5.20 p.m. in Kharkiv. The return flights from Kharkiv are scheduled at 6:00 p.m. and arrive in Warsaw at 7:05 p.m. These flights serve a great connection for business trip away.
“We are delighted to welcome passengers travelling from Kharkiv on board of our aircrafts. We are convinced to provide our customers with a high quality service and the best connectivity to worldwide destinations via this part of Europe” – says Mr. Adrian Kubicki, LOT Corporate Communication Office Executive Director and Spokesperson. “With LOT passengers flying from Kharkiv will also be able to visit many Polish citiesl, such as Gdansk, Krakow, Rzeszow, Szczecin, Poznan, Wroclaw or Katowice and explore more of that beautiful Polish folklore – Kubicki adds.
Kharkiv – Warsaw connection is operated by Embraer jets, beloved by passengers for spacious cabin and no middle seat. LOT is the only airline operating from its Warsaw hub 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.
“Realization of the common project with LOT Airlines is an important achievement, – Vladimir Vasilchenko, CEO of New Systems AM LLC (Kharkiv International Airport) of DCH Group headed by Alexandr Yaroslavsky mentioned. – Cooperation with LOT will allow us to expand the range of offers significantly, to increase passenger flow. And the most important – it will give our passengers wide possibilities for comfortable and moderate air trips all over the world”.
Today apart from a new connection to Kharkiv, LOT has also opened its new route to Athens. Only by the end of March, LOT will be operating flights to 18 new destinations including recently opened direct Warsaw – Tokyo route and other destinations such as Nice, Beirut, Kosice, Palanga or Cluj Napoca. Ukrainian passengers can also take advantages of these offers.
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.
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.