WARSAW – LOT Polish Airlines has acquired yet another E-Jet – the 14th Embraer E175. This is also the 43rd Embraer in LOT’s fleet. The new aircraft arrived in Warsaw on Thursday November 24.
The additional aircraft will increase LOT’s capacity while another Q400 are returning to lessor.
Embraer (MSN17000335) carrying the SP-LIQ registration, is leased from Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC). The plane was flown to Warsaw on November 24 evening. The repositioning domestic route of flight LO9002 was: Bydgoszcz (BZG) – Warsaw (WAW).
The E175 in question was produced in February 2012, at which time it was delivered to Alitalia Cityliner. Then, after being withdrawn by the Italian carrier, the aircraft was parked by NAC at Bydgoszcz Aiport from October 2021 to November 2022. LOT’s new acquisition takes 88 passengers on board. That is six people more than the carrier’s currently operated fleet of E175’s.
LOT uses all variants of E-Jet E1 family
As it has been mentioned, LOT uses all versions of the popular E-Jets.
- Embraer E170 – first delivery 8 March 2004.
- Embraer E175 – first delivery 25 April 2006.
- Embraer E190 – first delivery 17 December 2018.
- Embraer E195 – first delivery 11 April 2011.
There are currently 78 aircraft in LOT’s fleet, including 43 Brazilian aircraft: six E170s, 14 E175s (including two at the government’s disposal), eight E190s and 15 E195s. In the coming months LOT will take delivery of six aircrafts: one Embraer E175, one E190 and four Boeing B737 MAX 8s.
Last flight of the Dash 8-400 in December this year
The De Havilland Dash 8-400 continues to be a minor part of the LOT fleet. Sixth of the twelve turboprop aircraft operated by the national carrier have already been retired from flying. More will leave LOT Polish Airlines’ fleet by the end of next year at the latest and they will be replaced by E175 and E190 Embraer E-Jets.
LOT also invites all aviation enthusiasts to a special farewell flight of the Dash. The flight is scheduled for December 6 at 13:45 on a route around Warsaw.
Ticket sales began this week and are available at LOT’s dedicated number +48225776048. The price is 400 PLN (about 85 euro) per passenger with a choice of seats. 100 PLN (about 19 euro) must be paid for a window seat, and 50 PLN (about 9 euro) for an aisle seat. Airline also promise many surprises for the last travelers.
LOT expanding fleet with six Boeing 737 MAX 8s
It’s worth adding that LOT Polish Airlines is also expanding its fleet with six Boeing B737-8 MAX aircraft, which will operate short- and medium-haul flights. The carrier will take delivery of all the planes till the end of this year. One of them arrived in Warsaw straight from the Renton factory.
The new planes were acquired by LOT following the suspension of Romanian carrier Blue Air, in the form of an operating lease from US-based Air Lease Corporation, which had already leased five Boeing 737 MAX 8s and one Dreamliner for LOT. After the delivery of the sixth unit, the 737 MAX fleet will total 11 aircraft.