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.