With LOT Polish Airlines Directly to Sri Lanka... New Seasonal Service from Warsaw to Colombo Already on Sale

Published : Sunday, February 24, 2019, 12:34 pm
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Starting from the winter season, LOT will fly from Warsaw to Colombo in Sri Lanka. Flights will be operated seasonally, from November 3rd to March 28th, three times a week by modern Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Colombo is the sixth Asian long-haul destination in the growing network of Poland’s flag carrier and the first regular seasonal winter service opened for tourists seeking an exotic winter vacation. Tickets are now available for sale.

LOT’s Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will fly between Warsaw and Colombo starting from the coming winter season. The first takeoff is scheduled for 3 November this year. The flights will be operated until the 28th of March 2020 three times a week, according to the following schedule:

LO 069 WAW-CMB 15:35-05:10+1 Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays
LO 070 CMB-WAW 07:35-13:30 Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Thanks to the convenient schedule, LOT will guarantee the shortest travel to Sri Lanka to passengers not only from Poland but also from many other European countries.

- We decided to start a regular connection to Sri Lanka due to the very high tourist potential of this direction. Annually, more than 1.8 million passengers travel between Europe and Colombo. Our convenient schedule guarantees passengers from all of the cities in Poland, Western Europe, Baltic States served by LOT, as well as from Prague, Zagreb or Budapest short travel time to Colombo with a convenient transfers via Warsaw Chopin Airport. Flights from Warsaw to Sri Lanka will take about 9 hours - says Rafał Milczarski, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines.

For the past few years South Asia has become one the most frequently chosen destination for an increasing number of passengers traveling from many European countries. Located in the Indian Ocean island of Ceylon attracts visitors with kilometres of sandy beaches, lush greenery, ancient architecture and outstanding cuisine of the region. Sri Lanka is also one of the largest tea producers in the world, hence its large part is covered by tea fields. Between November and March the average temperature in Sri Lanka is 30C/86F, making it an ideal destination for winter holidays.

- LOT Dreamliners have been used on charter services to many popular exotic destinations in the world for a number of years thanks to the perfect cooperation with tour operators. I am glad that we can take another step today and announce the launch of the first regular long-haul service, which will be operated in the winter season for tourists from Warsaw and other European cities. It's the shortest and most convenient way for them to get to the beautiful beaches of Ceylon - says Rafał Milczarski.

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