LOT Polish Airlines has announced they will be continuing intercontinental operations from the southern city of Krakow during summer 2017.
The carrier said in a statement that weekly, year-round flights to Chicago O’Hare would launch from July 2017 onward using one of their new B787-8s. The service was in response to growing demand for travel between the two cities, as Chicago is home to a large expatriate Polish community.
“According to our analyses, the interest in this connection is high and continues to rise. Over 90,000 passengers that fly between Krakow and Chicago each year via Warsaw Chopin, will be offered a direct flight next year. Thus, as the results of business analyses were positive, it was decided to launch additional, direct connections next July.”
– Radosław Włoszek, Chairman of the Management Board
LOT last operated this route, alongside a similar Krakow-Toronto Pearson service in 2010.