To meet customer expectations, LOT Cargo has launched a New York – Warsaw – New York freight route with a special all cargo Boeing 767-300F aircraft operated by a Canadian company Cargojet Airways. This year, flights are scheduled for January-April and October-December.
For January and March, the company has planned weekly flights departing from New York (JFK) on Saturdays and from Warsaw on Sundays. For February, two flights per week have been scheduled with an additional flight from Warsaw on Thursdays. The offer is designed for clients and agencies from not only Poland, but also neighbouring countries, such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Belarus and Lithuania, as well as Switzerland, Denmark, Romania and Italy – a frequent source of streams of goods. Together with its partners, LOT Cargo offers also further connections to all US and Canadian airports.
LOT decided to use a freight aircraft due to a limited number of passenger flights in the winter season, especially in February, resulting in limited air cargo and mail possibilities. Each flight with a dedicated aircraft can take additional 48 tons of goods. Another advantage of air cargo transport is the possibility to accept larger parcels with height up to 240 cm (94.5 in), whereas passenger aircraft can only take crates with height up to 160 cm (63 in).
LOT Cargo also offers flights on customer’s order providing exclusive solutions. In previous years, LOT chartered such cargo as bulls or money.
LOT is the leading cargo transporter from Poland to Chicago, New York and Toronto. First all cargo aircraft flights commenced in 2009.