LOT is adding six more new generation, narrow-body planes, Boeing 737 MAXs, to its mid-haul fleet.
Five planes will be delivered from the Boeing plant in Renton this year with the last set to reach Warsaw in 2020.
“Those new generation aircraft are perfect on the most popular mid-haul routes serviced by LOT, including from Warsaw to London, Madrid, Frankfurt and to Tel Aviv from regional airports. Not only are those machines more efficient and in that way help cut down on the airlines’ operating costs significantly, but are also much more environmentally friendly,” says Adrian Kubicki, director of corporate communications.
The B737 MAX 8 is equipped with two new generation CFM LEAP-1B engines and has a range of 5,750 km (2,250 km more compared to B737-400). Its average fuel consumption is more than 20% lower compared to 737-400 and 15% lower vis-a-vis B737 800 NG. Thanks to its engines, the aircraft’s noise reduction is down by as much as 40% and CO2 emission is much lower compared to other planes of the same class.
The Boeing MAX aircraft will also be ultimately used to operate mid- and short-range flights from Warsaw also to London, Madrid, Astana, Vienna, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Barcelona, Moscow, Tbilisi and Kiev.
There are 186 seats in three classes: business, economy and premium economy onboard in the 3X3 seat arrangement. Electrical sockets and USB ports can be found on the back of each seat.