Sure, we could talk about the massive delays and frustrating development process of the Boeing 787, but that will all soon fade into forgotten history as production ramps up and airlines across the world begin taking delivery of the next generation of passenger aircraft.
LOT Polish Airlines this month became the first European airline to take delivery of a new Dreamliner, with the first one landing at Warsaw’s Chopin Airport on Nov. 15 after a celebration ceremony atÂ Boeing’sÂ plant inÂ Everett the day before.
Marcin Pirog, CEO of LOT said, “This is a historic moment for LOT.Â I am convinced that the addition of the Dreamliner to the fleet of one of the world’s oldest airlines is a crucial moment that will launch a new era of European aviation. I believe it is also the beginning of an exciting journey for LOT with the most modern passenger airplane in the world.”
This delivery is the first of eight Dreamliners that LOT has on order. The cabin is configured with 18 Elite Club seats (Business Class), 21 PremiumÂ Club seats (Premium Economy) and 213 seats in Economy Class. Rest assured, only top-notch flightÂ attendantsÂ and crew will staff the Dreamliners, making the passenger experience, well, a dream.
Want to experience a LOT Dreamliner? The first flight will begin on Dec. 14 from Warsaw to Prague.Â Flights will operate in the U.S. and Canada to Warsaw beginning Jan. 16 from Chicago, Feb. 1 from Toronto and Feb. 3 from New York City. Â Over the next eight months, there are more European cities scheduled for Dreamliner short haul flights including Vienna, Munich, Frankfurt, Hanover, Kiev, Budapest and Brussels.
Let the new era of aviation in Europe begin!
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