LOT Charters

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LOT Charters
Lot charters logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
-[1] CLW CENTRAL WINGS
Commenced operations 2009
Operating bases Warsaw Chopin Airport
Parent company LOT Polish Airlines
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Website lot.com

LOT Charters is a subsidiary of LOT Polish Airlines, offering charter flights on behalf of tour operators under a separate Air Operator's Certificate[2] using LOT's aircraft.

History[edit]

LOT Charters launched flight operations on 1 June 2009. The airline expected 400,000 annual passengers on its short and long haul flights (the latter ones being operated using the Boeing 767-300ER aircraft of mainline LOT), which would allow it to reach a 25 percent market share and establish a leading position among charter carriers operating on the Polish market.[citation needed] Charter contracts have been signed with Neckermann, TUI, and Rainbow Tours amongst others.[3]

LOT Charters was scheduled to close its operations in October 2013, as LOT removed all of its Boeing 737-400s used by LOT Charters out of its fleet. This is part of the fleet restructuring program to renew LOT's fleet with newer aircraft, replacing the twenty-year-old Boeing 737 and 767's.[4] However, LOT Charters hasn't been closed and is currently offering charter operations using other aircraft of the mainline LOT fleet, including the Boeing 787-8.[5]

Fleet[edit]

A former LOT Charters Boeing 737-400

As of February 2015, LOT Charters does not operate any aircraft on their own. Instead, they offer operations using the aircraft of their parent company LOT.

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