Grounded LOT Polish Airlines Boeing 787 in Chicago, Illinois
LOT Polish Airlines has taken an Airbus A330 on wet lease from Portuguese lessor Hi Fly as an interim measure during the Boeing 787 grounding.
The Warsaw-based carrier suspended 787 operations Jan. 13, instead deploying 767s on its long-haul operations. However, with the 787 grounding now approaching three months, LOT has decided to take an A330 on wet lease while it awaits the twinjet’s return to service.
“LOT has decided to lease a new Airbus 330 to ensure that its passengers have a comfortable journey and a high standard of board product during a period when Dreamliners cannot operate transatlantic flights,” the carrier said in a statement.
The A330 is registered CS-TFZ and configured with 18 business and 288 economy class seats. It will be used to operate LOT’s Chicago-New York service from April 12 until the end of May.