Warsaw-based LOT has placed an order for six Boeing 737 MAX 8 and the first narrow-body aircraft is already under production in Renton factory, USA. The carrier expects the new aircraft to start operating flights in December this year.
LOT expects to take delivery of the first 737 MAX 8 in early December and plans to deploy it on the popular Warsaw-London route. The second aircraft is expected later this year and should operate flights to Madrid and London, among others, as of January 2018. Another three of the type will be delivered to LOT in 2018, while the last one is scheduled for May 2019.
LOT was the first airline in Europe to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in 2012. Since then it has become the flagman of its long-haul operations. Now, the carrier expects the new MAX 8s to have the same success for the short- and medium-haul routes.
Adrian Kubicki, Director of LOT Corporate Communications, believes that the Boeing 737 MAX 8 combines the best comfort for passengers with excellent cost-effectiveness and operational efficiency. According to the manufacturer, the MAX 8 aircraft offers 15% less fuel consumption compared to the B737 NG, 40% noise reduction and significant CO2 emission reduction compared to the other aircraft in this class.