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LOT Polish Airlines to launch first direct Singapore to Warsaw flights in May

LOT Polish Airlines will launch thrice weekly flights between Singapore and Warsaw on May 15 next year, Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced on Friday.

These will be the first direct flights between Singapore and Poland.

LOT Polish Airlines, a new entrant to Changi Airport, will increase services to fouur times a week from July 2018.

Passengers will also have onward connections to other Polish cities as well as Central and Eastern Europe via LOT's network from Warsaw Chopin Airport. This is also the Polish carrier's new air link to Southeast Asia, with LOT's passengers able to access 47 city links in Southeast Asia and Southwest Pacific from Changi Airport.

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The carrier will use a 252-seat B787-8 aircraft in a three-class configuration offering economy, premium economy and business cabins. This translates to 1,008 one-way weekly seats.

Said CAG managing director of air hub development Lim Ching Kiat: "CAG has been actively growing Changi's connectivity to Europe, and this new link is a fruit of our collaboration with LOT.

"Countries in Eastern Europe like Croatia, the Czech Republic and Hungary are becoming more popular with Asian travellers and LOT's new service from Singapore will bring greater convenience and new options to our passengers to reach these countries. This also opens up more opportunities for both business and leisure travel between the two regions."

The CEO of LOT Polish Airlines, Mr Rafal Milczarski, said "We are certain that thanks to the new connection, many Poles and other passengers from our region will use the opportunity of convenient travels to Southeast Asia."