LOT Polish Airlines strengthens Budapest as its second hub


In 2020, LOT Polish Airlines, member airline of Star Alliance, continues to develop Budapest as its second hub in addition to its home base Warsaw. In summer, the airline will add Dubrovnik in Croatia and Varna on the Bulgarian coast of the Black Sea to its flight schedule from Budapest. In addition, LOT Polish Airlines will increase its weekly services from the Hungarian capital to Seoul in South Korea from currently three to four flights per week.

The new flights to Dubrovnik and Varna are offered on Sundays and will be launched on June 7, 2020. Both will be operated with modern Embraer 195 aircraft. The flights from Budapest to Dubrovnik will depart at 7.00 am and arrive at 8.15 am while the flights from Dubrovnik will depart at 8.55 am and arrive at 10.10 am. The Budapest-Varna flight will depart at 12.30 pm and arrive at 3.05 pm while the Varna-Budapest will depart at 3.45 pm and arrive at 4.20 pm.

Starting on May 6, 2020, LOT Polish Airlines will increase its service from Budapest to Seoul. The route was just launched in September 2019 and reached immediately an average load factor of 85%. Based on that success, the airline will add another weekly non-stop flight on Wednesdays to its already existing three flights per week (Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays). Like all long-haul flights, LOT Polish Airlines operates this route with a modern Boeing 787 Dreamliner, offering guests three services classes: LOT Business Class, LOT Premium Economy Class and LOT Economy Class. The travel times from Budapest to Seoul are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays which will depart at 12.25 pm and arrive at 6.05 am the next morning. The flight timings from Seoul to Budapest are Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays which will depart at 7.40 am and arrive at 1.25 pm.

Michal Fijol, Chief Commercial Officer at LOT Polish Airlines said, “We are consequently establishing Budapest as our second big hub. In summer 2020, we will offer flights from Budapest to 13 different destinations such as Warsaw, London, Brussels, Prague and Stuttgart as well as to New York (JFK) and to Seoul. Also, we have recently opened the first Star Alliance Gold business lounge at Budapest Airport so that our guests can relax or work before taking off.”