Changi Airport Group welcomed LOT Polish Airlines’ (LOT) inaugural flight from Warsaw, Poland. LOT operates the service on a Boeing B787-8 aircraft, with a capacity of 252 seats in a three-class configuration.
These were the VIPs:
VIP from Poland:
Mr Piotr Glinski, Deputy Prime Minister of Poland
Mr Mikolaj Wild, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructure
Mr Tadeusz Koscinski, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology
Mr Zenon Kosiniak-Kamysz, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Singapore
VIP from Singapore:
Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport
Mr Calvin Phua, Deputy Secretary (International), Ministry of Transport
Dr Loo Choon Yong, Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Poland
Changi Airport Group’s (CAG) Chief Executive Officer Mr Lee Seow Hiang said, “We are delighted to welcome LOT’s new service which now connects us to Poland. This marks Singapore’s first non-stop link to Central and Eastern Europe, and will provide passengers with greater convenience and travel options. It also presents growth opportunities for leisure and business travel in both regions. Changi Airport Group has been actively strengthening Singapore’s connectivity to Europe, with four new city links (Athens, Dusseldorf, Stockholm, Warsaw) added to Changi’s network over the past 18 months.”
In 2017, traffic between Singapore and the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region totalled over 258,000 passenger movements. From its base in Warsaw, LOT provides connectivity to more than 40 cities in the CEE region, expanding the range of one-stop destinations that will be available to passengers from Singapore.
CEO of LOT Polish Airlines, Mr Rafal Milczarski, said “Our flights connect the two hubs directly: the one in Warsaw which is the major transportation hub for passengers travelling from Central Europe, and that in Singapore being a major transit airport in South East Asia. In that way we have released tourist and business potential on that route. The flight from Singapore to Warsaw during which LOT’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner travels the distance of 9,500 km, lasts approximately 12 hours. I hope that both business and economy passengers will be interested in travelling with us on that route and will appreciate the comfort and top-quality of each compartment on board of our Dreamliners. Every year, about three million passengers travel between Europe and Singapore as a gateway to other destinations in Asia, Australia and Oceania.”