LOT Polish Airlines celebrated the delivery of its first of six new 737 MAXs for the carrier on December 2. The jet is also the first MAX placed by the aircraft lessor Air Lease Corporation.
“We are proud to be one of the first carriers in the world with the state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in our short- and middle-haul fleet,” said Rafal Milczarski, CEO of LOT Polish Airlines. “We are already one of the fastest growing European airlines and I am certain that this big step forward will help us achieve our goals of increasing our operational effectiveness and improving our service. With the most modern Boeing 787 Dreamliners and brand new 737 MAX we are the most comfortable airline for our customers, more cost efficient and last, but not least, friendlier to the environment. Thanks to the cooperation with our partners, LOT is again one step ahead to set the tone for shaping the future of aviation industry in our region.”
Steven F Udvar-Hazy, Air Lease Corporation’s Executive Chairman added: “We are very pleased to announce this first 737 MAX lease placement with LOT, which is the first of six new 737 MAX 8s on long-term lease to the airline. ALC has 129 more 737 MAX airliners on order.
Apart from the six 737 MAX 8s, LOT plans to expand its fleet by adding four more 787-9 Dreamliners by the end of 2019.