LOT launches new Dreamliner route to Seoul from October




Already on October 17th, LOT flights will connect Poland as well as Central and Eastern Europe with Seoul. Flights will be operated 3 times a week, and the tickets for the new connection are already for sale! South Korea is an increasingly popular destination of business travel and tourism, and LOT is the only carrier in the region to offer direct flights to Seoul!

Seoul is one of the most important and fastest developing business centres in Asia and it is the cradle of gigantic, globally known corporations that have been keen on investing in Poland. The capital of South Korea is thus the natural destination for LOT, which is clearly backed by economic data. For South Korea, Poland is the main investment market in the region of Central and Eastern Europe, and it is the fifth investment market in the whole Europe. On the other hand, for Poland, South Korea is the second economic partner in Asia in terms of trade. Import and export are mainly based on electronics and multi-media equipment.

Korean companies have invested over USD 1,7 billion in Poland, and they have invested many times more in the whole Central and Eastern Europe. Since today, LOT guarantees the most comfortable travel between Seoul and our part of Europe, without the need of shifting back or tiresome transfers in large and crowded airports of Western Europe. Our offer saves time and guarantees comfort and the highest quality of service. We are certain that this will be appreciated especially by passengers on business travel,” says Rafał Milczarski, LOT CEO.

LOT is the first carrier in Central and Eastern Europe to connect South Korea with so many Polish and European cities. One of the greatest advantages of the direct connection with Seoul is the shortest travel time not only from Poland but also from other countries in the region. Thanks to the convenient schedule, LOT enables travel from such cities as Wrocław, Stockholm, or Copenhagen with one short and comfortable transfer, which shall take no more than a few dozen minutes. For example, the transfer time from Vilnius will only take 50 minutes, which makes it possible to save even a few hours in comparison with the connections offered by other European carriers.

Opening direct flights always releases the potential in the tourism sector. We are certain that now, many Poles will decide to visit South Korea, although they had no such plans before. I heartily encourage them to do so, since Seoul deservedly is called a city that never sleeps, and the Koreans themselves are called the Italians of Asia,” says LOT CEO.

Every year, approximately 30 thousand people travel from Poland to South Korea, and from the entire region of Central and Eastern Europe – 350 thousand. The forecasts say that in the upcoming years, these numbers will grow by 8 per cent every year.

We also count on the visits of the inhabitants of Korea who do not know Poland well and who will decide to visit and meet us thanks to our offer. We are a safe country that has a lot to offer to Korean tourists. I am certain that their positive experience related to Poland will begin already on board of our planes. I would like to remind that the flights to Seoul will be performed exclusively by Dreamliners, and the menu will include both Polish and Korean specialities,” adds Rafał Milczarski.

LOT will introduce into the menu the dishes especially dedicated for passengers travelling on that route, while the on-board entertainment system shall include Korean movies. Moreover, the whole on-board entertainment system will be available in the Korean language version and there will always be a Korean-speaking crew member on board.

The flight from Warsaw to Seoul shall take slightly more than 10 hours. Passengers on board of LOT Dreamliner will have three travel classes at their disposal – LOT Business Class with the intimate cabin of 18 seats only, all of which are easily convertible to the full flat bed. The experience comes with the top restaurant quality cuisine with wide choice of beverages and personal service. LOT Premium Class features larger, individual space and footrests, comfortable thigh support, cocktail tables and extensive menu served on porcelain. LOT Economy Class means modern seats with individual on-board entertainment screens, sockets and USB ports as well as fresh and varied seasonal meals served during the flight.
Starting October 17th flights between Warsaw and Seoul will be operated every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, according to the following timetable:

WAW – ICN LO 097 14:40 – 08:15+1

ICN – WAW LO 098 10:05 – 15:50

In the winter season, that is starting October 30th, LOT Dreamliners will take off from Warsaw to Seoul every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, according to the following timetable:

WAW – ICN LO 097 14:40 – 09:20+1

ICN – WAW LO 098 10:50 – 15:25

LOT’s network of long haul connections has never developed so fast in its history! Seoul is the second after Tokyo long haul connection that will be opened by LOT this year. Thus, Polish carrier keeps gaining strength on the Asian market and as such it now offers connections to three most important Asian cities: Seoul, Tokyo and Beijing.

The tickets to Seoul are already available for purchase at a promotional price in all channels, including lot.com, LOT Contact Center and travel agents.

Warsaw, 22 June 2016