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Polish Airlines opens chartered commercial flight, cargo transport to Bali

Intan Tanjung
Intan Tanjung

The Jakarta Post

Bali  /  Wed, June 29, 2016  /  12:09 pm
Polish Airlines opens chartered commercial flight, cargo transport to Bali

LOT Polish Airlines and Rainbow Tours aim to bring more holidaymakers from Poland and eastern Europe to Bali. The flight connecting Warsaw and Bali is scheduled to fly every Thursday. (Courtesy of LOT Polish Airlines/-)

Polish carrier LOT Polish Airlines has opened a new route to Bali for June. The airline charters its commercial flights to Bali through its cooperation with Rainbow Tours seek the island as a potential destination for eastern European holidaymakers.

The airline will conduct a flight to Bali once a week, flying from Warsaw Chopin Airport every Thursday. Aiming to serve a high level of comfort, LOT Polish Airlines will use today’s most modern airplane, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with a capacity of 252 passengers and three levels of classes – business, premium and economy.

Business class offers 18 highly comfortable seats that can converted into a full-flat bed. Those who aim for more affordable flying but still desire comfortable seats may be interested in the premium class' large seats with extended individual and footrest space. Premium class seats also feature thigh support, cocktail tables and an in-flight menu with various choices. Economy class features modern seats that are equipped with individual on-board entertainment screens, sockets and USB ports, as well as fresh meals.

(Read also: Indonesia set to welcome more holidaymakers from eastern Europe)

The departure flight is scheduled to leave Poland at 10:45 a.m. and land in Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport at 6 a.m. The returning flight is scheduled to depart at 7:30 a.m. and is planned to land in Warsaw at 3:25 p.m.

Aside from commercial flights, LOT will also transport cargo to Bali.

Bali is seen as a new destination for eastern Europeans holidaymakers possibly attracted by the island’s beautiful landscape, exotic culture, various entertainment events, leisure activities and cuisines. Bali is also regarded as an affordable destination if compared to other areas in Europe.

“However, LOT will analyze the performance of flights between Warsaw and Bali as well as potential passengers and cargo traffic to other major destinations in Indonesia as a potential subject of its regular network development,” the airline made an official statement to The Jakarta Post.

“Undoubtedly, Indonesia is becoming one of the most important destinations in Asia both tourism and business-wise.” (asw)