Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts in LOT Polish Airlines’ livery have already carried half a million travelers. Statistical analysis clearly pointed out on Maciej KoÅ‚odziej who has bought the ticket as the Half a Millionth Passenger for flight from Warsaw to New York. On that occasion, LOT has prepared a surprise at Warsaw Chopin Airport.
Among the attractions waiting for Maciej KoÅ‚odziej was not only a cake made of airplane cookies and a Dreamliner’s gift handed by Sebastian Mikosz, CEO, LOT Polish Airlines. The biggest surprise for the Half a Millionth Passenger, and numerous travellers at the Warsaw Airport, was an unusual flash mob performed by artists from ROMA Music Theatre. As a part of advanced preparations for Polish premiere of “Mamma Mia!” musical, the artists of the Theatre performed fragments of songs “I have a Dream” and “Mamma Mia”.
-I am glad that we could greet the Half a Millionth passenger on board of our Dreamliner in such a solemn manner. The number of passengers carried with the aircrafts, which we have had only since the last year, is as big a population of PoznaÅ„ or even exceeds that of Gdansk. Boeing 787 is an exceptionally comfortable aircraft that is appreciated by travellers especially on long-haul flights, such as the one to New York – said Sebastian Mikosz, CEO, LOT Polish Airlines while handing the prize.
The Half a Millionth Passenger of Dreamliner, who has purchased a ticket for the economy class, was given an upgrade to LOT Business Class and a voucher for any flight of LOT’s flights network, amounting to the symbolic PLN 787. Mr. M. KoÅ‚odziej received also a gifts from the management of Chopin Airport and an invitation to the premiere of Polish version of “Mamma Mia!” musical performed by ROMA Musical Theatre.
-Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport is the first European home to Dreamliner and we are very proud of that. The world’s most advanced airplane is a huge attraction and it still arouses great interest of passengers and all those who dream about flying. We are glad that together with LOT Polish Airlines we can offer our customers direct flights on the Dreamliners to four continents and that way bring Warsaw and Poland closer to the entire world. This is our undeniable advantage over most airports in Central Europe – says MichaÅ‚ Kaczmarzyk, Director of Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport.
Currently, LOT flies 6 Dreamliners. Named gracefully Franek by passengers in an on-line contest, the newest one joined the fleet in May last year. LOT has started to partially operate long-haul flights with Boeing 787 aircrafts in June 2013, gradually putting Boeing 767 airliners out of use. Two months later, in August 2013, all flights to New York, Chicago, Toronto and Beijing were operated with Beings 787. By the end of 2017, LOT will have 8 of those state-of-the-art aircrafts in its long-haul fleet.