On October 7thlot Polish Airlines received the prestigious Awionetka prize in two categories: “Event of the Year” for opening a new route from Warsaw to Hanoi, and “Innovative Solution of the Year” for establishing a direct freighter connection from Poland to Canada.
lot’s all cargo connection from Katowice to Hamilton was awarded by the jury for „boldly promoting the Polish cargo market and transatlantic cooperation” as well as for “shining a bright light of innovation” on the Polish cargo market.
The first direct connection from Poland to Canada was opened in November 2009. The main purpose of the connection was to offer adequate cargo capacity on transatlantic routes in the winter season, when the number of passenger flights is lower. The other reason was to offer clients a wider and more complex set of services, while being more competitive in this part of Europe.
To this end the chosen destination airport in Poland became the Pyrzowice Airport (KTW), located close to the Czech, Slovakian, Austrian and Hungarian markets. The airport also offered attractive terms of cooperation.
Thanks to establishing weekly freighter flights, lot has increased the quantity of cargo and mail on transatlantic routes by 50 percent compared to 2009. The freighter has allowed for transport of larger shipments as well as those unaccepted on passenger flights.
Flights from Katowice to Hamilton take place every Sunday at 01.00 p.m.