LOT Polish Airlines will be taking off again from Vilnius to London City Airport in late August. The carrier confirms the flights will be operated as many as 12 times per week with modern Embraer 190 aircraft.
The flights between Vilnius and London City will continue to be operated as part of a public service obligation (PSO) formula. According to the airline, it won the PSO tender process which the government of Lithuania had opened in summer 2018. PSOs allow public entities to co-fund flights of special interest within the EU.
Krzysztof Moczulski, LOT’s spokesperson commented: “We are pleased to reintroduce flights between Vilnius and London (LCY). After very difficult times of lockdown and suspension of international air travel caused by the global pandemic, we observe an increased passenger demand for international travel.”
“Therefore, by the end of this summer we would like to invite onboard passengers who regularly travel between Lithuania and Great Britain. The reintroduced flights are expected to attract a lot of interest and contribute to a strengthening of relations between Lithuania and Great Britain.”
Late summer getaways
“We are delighted to welcome back LOT and the Vilnius route. For the significant Lithuanian community in East London, this will provide an opportunity to travel home from their local airport. And for Londoners, Vilnius and Lithuania represent great options for a late summer getaway”, said Richard Hill, chief commercial officer of London-City Airport.
LOT Polish Airlines restarted some of its international flights in July. The flag carrier of Poland will subsequently be resuming its regular services between Warsaw and London Heathrow, Prague, Geneva, Belgrade and Tallinn, among others.
LOT has also introduced new Flex Plus fares featuring a change of departure date free of charge up to 48 hours before departure, as well as an option to return tickets within 24 hours of purchase.