Air International 2016-04
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D.Sipinski - A LOT Happening /Commercial/
Embraer E175 SP-LIE (c/n 17000153) is one of 12 E175s in LOT’s fleet. The aircraft was repainted as a retrojet in 2014 and now wears the livery the LOT fleet wore from 1945 to 1973.
The Embraer E-Jet forms the backbone of LOT’S short and medium haul fleet. Here E170 SP-LDE (c/n 17000029) departs Warsaw.
LOT operates a fleet of six Boeing 787-8s, including SP-LRC (c/n 35940) seen on finals at the air­line's Warsaw hub.
Six 787-8s are used by LOT, including SP-LRB (c/n 37894). Two more are due for delivery, but handover of the seventh example has been delayed to 2017.
One of the European Commission’s restrictions against LOT was that it was not allowed to open new routes. That has now lifted but there remains uncertainty around the airline’s growth plans. Here 787-8 SP-LRD (c/n 35941) is photographed at Warsaw.
LOT has long wanted to replace its three ageing Boeing 737-400s, including SP-LLE (c/n 27914). The airline needs Airbus A320 or 737-sized aircraft to transfer passengers between key markets and its Warsaw hub.