The Polish airline is launching to two other European capitals from central London, besides Warsaw.
Building on LOT’s recently launched service between London City Airport and Warsaw, the Polish airline has just launched a new route between London City and Budapest, Hungary – and has also confirmed flights from the central London airport to Vilnius in Lithuania.
The Budapest service from London, operated twice daily on weekdays and daily at the weekend, was initially revealed last June.
Flights to the Hungarian capital on LOT’s new Embraer 190 jet aircraft depart London City at 09:15 (excluding Sundays) arriving in Budapest at 12:45 local time, and 19:30 (excluding Saturdays) arriving at 23:00.
The Polish carrier’s operations at the London Docklands airport will then grow with the addition of a Vilnius route from May 1, TTG reports.
1.4mn annual traffic
The Budapest route is underpinned by passenger traffic between the UK and Hungarian capitals of around 1.4 million per year, said Adrian Kubicki, director of corporate communications at LOT Polish Airlines.
The new route expands London City’s network with another “major European city”, the airport’s aviation director Peter Downes said, adding that he is confident it will be popular with both leisure and business travellers.
“This is the latest staging post in LOT’s growth at London City Airport, coming just five weeks after the highly successful launch of flights to Warsaw and ahead of a new Vilnius connection in May,” he said.