SINGAPORE, 16 May 2018 – Changi Airport Group today welcomed LOT Polish Airlines’ (LOT) inaugural flight from Warsaw, Poland. LOT operates the service on a Boeing B787-8 aircraft, with a capacity of 252 seats in a three-class configuration.
Changi Airport Group’s (CAG) Chief Executive Officer Mr Lee Seow Hiang said, “We are delighted to welcome LOT’s new service which now connects us to Poland. This marks Singapore’s first non-stop 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, Dusseldorf, Stockholm, Warsaw) added to Changi’s network over the past 18 months.”
In 2017, traffic between Singapore and the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region totalled over 258,000 passenger movements. From its base in Warsaw, LOT provides connectivity to more than 40 cities in the CEE region, expanding the range of one-stop destinations that will be available to passengers from Singapore.
CEO of LOT Polish Airlines, Mr Rafal Milczarski, said “Our flights connect the two hubs directly: the one in Warsaw which is the major transportation hub for passengers travelling from Central Europe, and that in Singapore being a major transit airport in South East Asia. In that way we have released tourist and business potential on that route. The flight from Singapore to Warsaw during which LOT’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner travels the distance of 9,500 km, lasts approximately 12 hours. I hope that both business and economy passengers will be interested in travelling with us on that route and will appreciate the comfort and top-quality of each compartment on board of our Dreamliners. Every year, about three million passengers travel between Europe and Singapore as a gateway to
other destinations in Asia, Australia and Oceania.”
The flight schedule of LOT’s service is as follows:
|Time Period||Days of Operation||Flight No.||Route||Scheduled Departure Time (Local Time)||Scheduled Arrival Time (Local Time)|
17 May 2018
|Monday, Thursday, Saturday||LO68||Singapore-Warsaw||00:05||06:15|
|From July to October||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday||LO68||Singapore-Warsaw||00:05||06:15|
|From 16 May 2018||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||LO67||Warsaw-Singapore||23:00||
|From July to October||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday||LO67||Warsaw-Singapore||23:00||
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.
 Passenger movements at Changi Airport
About Changi Airport Group
Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CAG) (www.changiairportgroup.com) was formed on 16 June 2009 and the corporatisation of Singapore Changi Airport (IATA: SIN, ICAO: WSSS) followed on 1 July 2009. As the company managing Changi Airport, CAG undertakes key functions focusing on airport operations and management, air hub development, commercial activities and airport emergency services. CAG also manages Seletar Airport (IATA: XSP, ICAO: WSSL) and through its subsidiary Changi Airports International, invests in and manages foreign airports.
Changi Airport is the world's sixth busiest airport for international traffic. It served a record 62.2 million passengers from around the globe and handled 2.13 million tonnes of airfreight throughput in 2017. More than 400 retail stores and 140 F&B outlets are situated across four terminals to cater to passengers and visitors. With over 100 airlines providing connectivity to 400 cities worldwide, Changi Airport handles about 7,200 flights every week, or about one every 80 seconds.