SINGAPORE, 18 May 2018 – Changi Airport Group rolled out the red carpet for LOT Polish Airlines’ inaugural flight from Warsaw earlier this week.
LOT operates the service with a Boeing B787-8 aircraft that has a capacity of 252 seats in a three-class configuration.
In 2017, traffic between Singapore and the central and eastern Europe of which Poland is a part reached 258,000 passenger movements.
The new Changi service expands the number of one-stop destinations in Europe available to passengers from Singapore.
Changi Airport Group’s (CAG) chief executive officer, Lee Seow Hiang said: “We are delighted to welcome LOT’s new service which now connects us to Poland.
“This marks Singapore’s first nonstop 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, Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Warsaw) added to Changi’s network over the past 18 months.
LOT Polish Airlines CEO, Rafal Milczarski, noted the service would connect Warsaw a major transportation hub for passengers travelling to and from central Europe and Singapore a major aviation hub in Southeast Asia.
Every year, around 3 million passengers travel between Europe and Singapore and connect with flights to other destinations in Asia, Australia and Oceania.
According to Changi’s passenger movement data, for the first quarter of 2018, over 1.1 million passengers travelled between Singapore and Europe, a strong year-on-year increase of 11.5%. With this new city link to Warsaw, 12 airlines offer direct connections from Singapore to 18 cities in 14 European countries.