95 years of LOT

LOT Polish Airlines has been a prominent player in the aviation industry for nearly a century. Marking its 95th anniversary this year, it has weathered significant historical and economic changes, evolving into one of Central and Eastern Europe’s largest airlines. In the past decade alone, LOT has grown considerably. According to Cirium schedules data, available […]

Located in southern Poland, Kraków welcomed a record 9.4 million passengers in 2023, cementing its position as the country’s second-busiest airport. Famed for being a big inbound tourist market and the country’s Poland’s second most populous city, Kraków gained an additional million passengers versus 2019. Eight airlines were added in two years Analysing Cirium schedules […]

LOT Polish

LOT Polish has grown considerably in the past decade. According to Cirium schedules information, available seats in Q1 (January-March) have risen by 80%. Not surprisingly, this is due to international expansion (+102%) and not the domestic market (+26%). While capacity remains 15% below the record high of Q1 2019, LOT Polish is the sixth-largest carrier […]

January 8, 2024 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

KTW to Polamar

Katowice has a surprisingly large catchment area of about eight million people within a 50km radius and 13+ million within 100km. It is a major industrial area and is among Poland’s largest airports for freight. It is also the country’s leading airport for charter flights. It had 60+ charter routes in all-important summer. In the […]

Ryanair Poland 80 routes

Central Europe’s biggest air travel market and a renowned battleground for (U)LCCs, Poland is dominated by Ryanair and Wizz Air. The pair have 56% of the country’s seats in April-September (Q2/Q3), according to Cirium schedules information data. When combined, they’re about twice the size of LOT Polish Airlines. Their fast growth has helped: Ryanair has […]

February 15, 2023 | Airlines, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

LOT Polish Airlines

Excluding the Russian domestic market, Poland had more passengers this summer than any other country across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Airport data collected by Air Service One for April-September shows that 11 of Poland’s busiest airports had 25.0 million passengers, down 12% versus 2019. Poland’s traffic was double that of Romania, the CEE’s second-largest […]

Bucharest Airport

Prior to the pandemic, Central Europe’s four busiest airports were Warsaw WAW (18.9 million passengers in 2019), Prague (17.8 million), Budapest (16.2 million) and Bucharest (14.7 million). According to ACI Europe figures they ranked 36th, 39th, 41st and 46th among all European airports. Three of them had grown by around 6% versus 2018, while Budapest […]

KRK - JFK ribbon cut

Krakow in Poland became the latest European airport to have a non-stop service to New York JFK, when the first flight (LO 19 operated by Boeing 787-8 registration SP-LRG) departed the Polish airport at 13:06 on Saturday 26 June. Just over eight hours later, the aircraft arrived in the US at 15:14 local time, according […]

June 29, 2021 | Latest Route News +