LOT Cargo best in the Polish market thanks to the Dreamliners!
Warsaw, August 11, 2014 - LOT Cargo strengthens its leading position in the Polish market for carriage of goods by air. Following the first six months of this year, a 17% increase has been recorded. This result is acknowledged by the research made by World ACD, the worldwide expert in collection and processing data from the air cargo markets.
In the first half of 2014, the Cargo and Mail Bureau at LOT Polish Airlines recorded a 17% increase in the volume of cargo transit from Poland, comparing to an equivalent period in the past year. The data comes from a report released by World ACD, a company that collects and processes transit data of most of the airlines in the world. Such results, in continually growing market for cargo transit by air, put LOT Cargo in the leading position in Poland. The success has been the result of so called “Dreamliner’s effect”, i.e. increasing cargo space in the Boeing 787 aircrafts operated by LOT. Majority of cargo transit on the board of LOT’s aircrafts is handled by Dreamliners.
“More than 80% of our cargo transit is handled by the Dreamliners. Six jets available at LOT during the summer season offer a total capacity of over 60 tons of goods that can be carried everyday. W use those possibilities on all routes, including the charter ones, but particularly on long-haul flights to the USA, Canada and China” - says Mariusz Kuczek, General Manager, Cargo and Mail Bureau at LOT Polish Airlines.
“The market for cargo and mail carriage in Poland and Central Europe is steadily growing. With over 3 thousand tons of cargo carried on boards of LOT’s jets outside Poland we are in the leading position and can offer competitive advantage to our customers” - Mr Kuczek adds. Thanks to the dynamic growth, the national carrier has already gone beyond 20% share in the Polish market for cargo transit.
The Cargo and Mail Bureau at LOT Polish Airlines has offered its services since 1995. The Certificate of Compliance with the Quality Management System according to ISO 9001-2000 issued by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance is a proof of high quality services. The Headquarters of LOT Cargo is located in Warsaw at 39 17 Stycznia Street and in the Cargo Terminal at 35 Wirażowa Street. It also has its branches in Poland, in Krakow and Wrocław, and abroad, in Minsk, New York and Chicago. Cargo services are available through a worldwide network of agents and representatives, from the Far East, Europe, Africa to the North and South America.
LOT Polish Airlines is one of the oldest airlines in the world. It has been connecting Poland with the rest of the world since 1929. Now planes in LOT colours fly to nearly 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North America and Asia. Many of LOT's pilots are among the European and World Champions in several types of aviation sports. Since 2003 LOT is a member of Star Alliance whose network currently offers more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries all over the world.
For more information please contact:
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Rzecznik Prasowy PLL LOT S.A.
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