The first Boeing 737 MAX 8 LOT Polish Airlines was delivered
On 2 December 2017, the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 LOT Polish Airlines was delivered. The Polish carrier is the first in Central and Eastern Europe with this type of aircraft in the fleet.
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LOT Polish Airlines received the first Boeing 737 MAX 8 (SP-LVA), this being the first MAX delivered through the leasing company - Air Lease Corporation.
The plane took off on 1 December, at 15: 58, from Seattle's Boeing base. On December 2, he made a brief technical stopover for refueling at Reykjavik, departing for Warsaw at 09: 11. The first 737 MAX 8 LOT landed in Warsaw around 14: 00, on 2 December 2017.
The first Boeing 737 MAX 8 LOT - touchdown in Warsaw
As part of the fleet modernization program, LOT intends to take over 5 aircraft from the Boeing 737 MAX 8. These will be configured in 2 classes (Business Class and Economy Class), with 186 seats.
The 737 MAX offers the highest efficiency, reliability and comfort for passengers in the single-aisle aircraft market. MAX aircraft are powered by LEAP-1B International CFM engines.
The Boeing 737 MAX family has recorded the highest sales growth, registering orders for 4.000 over units ordered from 92 by customers worldwide.
In addition to the 6 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, LOT plans to grow its long-haul aircraft fleet with another 4 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. These will be received in 2018 and 2019.
The first 737 MAX 8 LOT will enter commercial service on 4 in December, with the first scheduled flights to London Heathrow. Following that Larnaca and Madrid are the next scheduled destinations to be served with this type of aircraft.