Warsaw, 9 March 2023 – LOT Polish Airlines launched a Krakow ­­­- Istanbul connection. The first flight to Turkey’s largest city is scheduled for April.

On Thursday, 9 March, LOT opened a new connection from Krakow to Istanbul. The first aircraft travelling from the capital of Małopolska to the city on the Bosphorus will take off on 27 April 2023 at 5:10 pm and will land in Istanbul at 8:30 pm local time. Connections on this route will be operated by Embraer 195.

The aeroplane from Istanbul to Krakow will take off at 9:20 pm, and its scheduled landing at the destination airport is at 10:20 pm local time. Flights in both directions will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

Prices for round-trip ticket start from PLN 699.

“Passengers travelling from Krakow are one of the largest groups of LOT travellers. We’ve prepared an offer that will make it possible for many of our Passengers to visit one of the world’s most unique and largest cities. The expansion of our flight network is still underway, and flights from Krakow to Istanbul are a route that is both attractive in terms of business matters and highly anticipated by our Passengers”, said Michał Fijoł, Member of the Management Board of LOT Polish Airlines for Commercial Affairs.

The connection from Krakow will be handled in cooperation with Turkish Airlines as part of the Star Alliance partnership.

We’re thrilled about the widening of the flight network of our national carrier namely, LOT Polish Airlines, at the Krakow Airport. Krakow and Istanbul mean two very attractive cities for tourists, featuring not only beautiful, centuries-old history, but also centres of a global business that affect the economic potential of their regions”, said Radosław Włoszek, Chairman of the Management Board of Kraków Airport.

Recently, LOT has also increased the number of flights to Turkey from the Warsaw Airport. In total, LOT offers 17 flights a week on the WAW – IST route and 3 flights a week on the KRK – IST route.

Istanbul has enchanted millions of visitors. Its location spread across two continents testifies to the uniqueness of this place, and so does the diversity to be noticed at every step we take – in terms of culture, economy, and finally, in customs. Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city, boasting attractions, including but not limited to Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapı Palace, Dolmabahçe Palace, Basilica Cistern, and Galata Tower. On the other hand, the sounds coming from the numerous mosques and the Grand Bazaar – one of the most characteristic points of the city on the Bosphorus Strait – are the loudest from the city’s audio landscape.

Tickets for flights from Warsaw Krakow to Istanbul are already available via all sales channels, including the lot.com website, LOT Contact Center and LOT Travel offices.