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New Route of the Day (10 July 2022): LOT Polish Airlines between Gdansk and Zielona Góra

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LOT Polish Airlines added a new domestic route on Sunday 10 July when it began 2-weekly service from Gdansk to Zielona Góra. The 335-kilometre route will be flown on Thursdays and Sundays, until 2 October, using the Star Alliance carrier’s Q400s and faces no competition. LOT already serves Zielona Góra 6-weekly from Warsaw, and also offers a weekly flight to Rijeka in Croatia on Sundays during the summer season.

Three days later, on Wednesday 13 July, LOT also launched a weekly service from Zielona Góra to Bourgas in Bulgaria, again using Q400s. The 1,340-kilometre route faces no competition and will operate until 14 September.

Located in western Poland, not far from the border with Germany, Zielona Góra has a population of around 140,000 people. Pre-pandemic, passenger numbers at the airport reached almost 35,000. The nearest international airport is Poznan (which lies 80 kilometres to the northeast), while Berlin’s new airport is only 160 kilometres northwest.

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LOT’s international routes from Poland’s regional airports

This summer, LOT is operating just 10 international routes from Polish airports other than Warsaw. They are (August weekly frequency in brackets):

  • Krakow: Chicago ORD (4), Dubrovnik (1), New York EWR (1), Tel Aviv (2)
  • Rzeszow: New York EWR (1), Rijeka (1), Venice VCE (1), Zadar (1)
  • Zielona Góra: to Bourgas (1), Rijeka (1)

In addition, LOT is offering international flights from Budapest to New York JFK (3-weekly) and Seoul (2-weekly), and from Vilnius to London LCY (6-weekly).

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