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New Star Alliance option Singapore direct to Europe with LOT Polish

Polish national carrier LOT will use it's Boeing 787 to link Singapore and Warsaw from 15 May next year.

We learned yesterday that Star Alliance carrier LOT Polish Airlines are about to announce direct flights from Warsaw to Singapore, using their Boeing 787 aircraft in a three-class configuration (Business, Premium Economy and Economy). The new route launches on 15 May 2018 (and on 17 May from Singapore to Warsaw).

This will be the only direct flight to Central and Eastern Europe from Singapore, and will be LOT’s fourth year-round route to Asia (they already fly to Beijing, Seoul and Tokyo, plus a seasonal flight to Bali).

LOT787 (Adrian Pingstone)
LOT Polish was the 8th airline to introduce the Boeing 787 into commercial service, back in 2012. They operate eight 787-8 aircraft, with four 787-9 aircraft on order.
(Photo: Adrian Pingstone)

Proposed schedule

These flights haven’t been loaded into the GDS system yet, but we have seen a copy of the proposed schedule. Initially the flight will operate three days per week, quickly increasing to four-weekly in July 2018.

From Warsaw to Singapore the nonstop flight is scheduled to take 11 hours 15 minutes, on the return leg from Singapore to Warsaw the scheduled duration is 13 hours 10 minutes.

From 15 May 2018 (SIN-WAW from 17 May 2018)
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
LO067 WAW2300 – SIN1715* 788 ·2·4·6·
LO068 SIN0005 – WAW0615 788 1··4·6·

*next day

From 2 July 2018 (SIN-WAW from 4 July 2018)
Flight From / To Aircraft Days
LO067 WAW2300 – SIN1715* 788 12·4·6·
LO068 SIN0005 – WAW0615 788 1·34·6·

*next day

Redemption availability

With most new route launches, plenty of redemption award availability is typically loaded in the early days, as demand on new routes takes a while to establish. LOT Polish are no exception to this, for example they immediately opened up six business class award seats on each of their Boeing 787 aircraft for their route launches last year from Warsaw to Newark and from Warsaw to Los Angeles, in both directions. These were all available to KrisFlyer members.

As mentioned above, this flight hasn’t yet been loaded into the reservation systems and so you can’t secure any redemptions yet, but once it’s confirmed we do expect to see a good award availability inventory.

This could be a useful way of securing a few seats for the family to Europe using KrisFlyer miles, especially coming into the peak northern summer season (July and August), when availability with SIA and other Star Alliance airlines to Europe is usually pretty tight.

If it’s an option which sounds like it interests you we would recommend having some dates in mind, so you can hopefully jump on the award seats as soon as they are loaded.

Redemption cost

This route will be affected by the Star Alliance KrisFlyer devaluation