|Hubs||John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice
Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport
Warsaw Chopin Airport
|Company slogan||"Zawsze z klasą"-"Always classy"|
|Parent company||State Treasury of Poland (62.1%)
Towarzystwo Finansowe Silesia (37.9%)
|Key people||Mariusz Dąbrowski (CEO)
Bartłomiej Matusewicz (Vice President)
Eurolot S.A. (previously styled as EuroLOT) is an airline based in Warsaw, Poland. Established as a wholly owned subsidiary of LOT Polish Airlines, its current main shareholder is the State Treasury with 62.1% of shares, while Towarzystwo Finansowe Silesia is the minority shareholder with 37.9% shares. Apart from its own flights under the eurolot.com brand, it operates short-haul flights for LOT,as well as ad-hoc charter flights. Its main base is Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (when operating for LOT), whilst its own flights centre around its hubs at John Paul II Kraków Airport and Gdańsk Lech Wałęsa Airport. The airline has its head office in the LOT Polish Airlines headquarters in Warsaw.
EuroLOT was established on 19 December 1996 and commenced regular air operations on 1 July 1997. Initially EuroLOT operated as an air carrier with its own network of connections. At that time EuroLOT’s fleet was made up of turboprop aircraft: 5 owned ATR 42-300 and 8 ATR 72-202 leased from LOT together with aircrew. Between 1998 and 2000 EuroLOT also operated two 18-seat BAe Jetstream 31 aircraft. The primary task of EuroLOT was to reconstruct the network of domestic and regional flights while reducing operational costs and to create new value in the field of domestic air transport. In 2000 the company ceased to be an independent carrier and became an operator. In the same year EuroLOT took over all ATR aircraft from LOT. In 2002 EuroLOT began to modernize its fleet by replacing ATR 42-300 with newer ATR 42-500. As of March 2007, it had 278 employees.
During the 2011 summer season, after the State Treasury acquired the majority of its shares, the airline started flying Polish regional routes under the eurolot.com brand, in addition to operating flights for LOT. Starting in December 2011, Eurolot introduced flights from Gdańsk and Warsaw to Poprad, Slovakia in addition to expanding rapidly in domestic market.
In 2012, Eurolot placed an order of 8 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 NextGen turboprop aircraft, which were aimed at replacing the old ATR fleet.
Eurolot serves the following destinations as of September 2013:
|*||Operated by Eurolot for LOT Polish Airlines|
|*||Served by Eurolot and LOT Polish Airlines|
|Bombardier Q400||11||3||6||78||6 serve LOT routes.
6 out of 12 options are converted into firm orders
|Embraer 175||3||0||0||82||One dry-leased by LOT, 2 operated for the Polish Government|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-80||1||0||0||172||Leased from Swiftair S.A. for charter flights in summer season 2014|
|Airbus A320-200||3||0||0||180||To be operated for polish new charter airline 4you Airlines in summer season 2014 until they will receive AOC certificate. It will be operated under Eurolot S.A. callsign k2.|
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- "O Eurolot" Eurolot. Retrieved on 18 April 2012
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-03. p. 79.
- "Contact Us." EuroLOT. Retrieved on 26 December 2012. "Eurolot SA ul.17 Stycznia 39 00-906 Warszawa"
- "LOT Offices." LOT Polish Airlines. Retrieved on 26 March 2012. "Address: ul. 17 Stycznia 39 00-906 Warszawa"
- Airliner World: 7. May 2014.
- Eurolot converts six Bombardier Q400 options to firm orders
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