The first Boeing 787 Dreamliner will not be in the fleet of Polish carrier LOT until December, but passengers can already book tickets for routes due to be serviced by the airplane.
To begin with, the new aircraft will service flights to European capitals, in a move to encourage foreign customers to take advantage of LOT’s longer-haul flights, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reported.
The plane will depart on its first transoceanic voyage in January 2013, to Chicago. In February it will add Toronto and New York to its itinerary, followed by Beijing in March.
Ticket prices should not change much, at least at the beginning. A ticket in economy class to Chicago in January runs at about zł.2,000, while a premium economy class (comparable to the 767’s business class) ticket should come to about zł.4,000. Prices in the highest-priced business class would start at about zł.10,000.
LOT is hoping is earn more thanks to the new aircraft. Although the lease payments on the 787 are much higher than for the 767, the new plane will save on fuel and maintenance.
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