Another Week, Another 787 as Europe Welcomes Its First Dreamliner
November 16, 2012 at 10:18 AM
A LOT Dreamliner on the Boeing factory line
At this point we should probably start telling you who doesn’t have a Boeing 787, as Dreamliner deliveries have really picked up over the last few months. This time Europe is getting in on the fun, as the first carrier on the continent accepts Boeing’s new bird. We mentioned how pumped they were to get their new plane, and now the time has finally arrived for LOT Polish Airlines to receive their very own 787.
Yesterday was the big day for the airline, as plenty of suits, officials, and other head honchos were on hand over in Warsaw, Poland to welcome the plane to the hangar. Obviously they need to get down to business, so that’s next on the new airplane to-do list. Now that the 787 has arrived over in Europe it sounds like they’ll be practicing throughout December on some short-haul routes. After that it will likely transition into their service between Warsaw and Chicago, and eventually Dreamliners will make their way onto other long-haul options to New York and Toronto.
It sounds like fighter jets were scheduled to accompany the new plane on its arrival, but some heavy fog in the area ruined the plans. There was still plenty of fanfare on the ground to celebrate the new plane, and slews of Euro planespotters were on hand to welcome it.
This is just the beginning of the new plane news for LOT, as they’ve got seven more 787s on order—and four more should be coming early next year. Congratulations to yet another Dreamliner carrier, and to the Star Alliancethe alliance with the most 787s so far.