This morning in Beijing, in the presence of the President of the Polish Republic, Bronislaw Komorowski, LOT Polish Airlines CEO Marcin Piróg signed a letter of intent with Air China.
During the morning’s meeting of the heads of state and the most important representatives of the Polish economy, LOT Polish Airlines received assurance and support from Air China. This development bodes well for the Polish carrier’s planned resumption of flights to and from China. The crowning moment of the discussions was the signing of the letter of intent between the Polish and Chinese national carriers, announcing and expressing readiness for cooperation.
“This visit to China has been among the most fruitful recently", said Marcin Piróg, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines. “I am pleased that our relations with the Chinese national air carrier are so positive and I believe that the promises concerning the proper slots in Beijing will be fulfilled by January 2012” – he added.
The arrangements made at the economic forum in the Chinese capital are among the most essential in the question of initiating direct connections on the Warsaw – Beijing route, which the national carrier plans to put in to operation in June 2012. LOT flights to the Chinese capital will be entered into the carrier’s reservation system after the slots are received. The new connections will be served by Boeing 767 aircraft, and beginning at the end of 2012, by the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Source = LOT Polish Airlines