LOT Cargo Adds Freighter Service to New York

LOT Cargo has announced the launch of a new all-cargo service between New York and Warsaw, which will be operated on a wet-lease basis by Canadian cargo carrier Cargojet Airways using a Boeing 767-300 freighter with a 52 tonnes capacity. Flights have been scheduled for the periods January to April and October to December.

LOT Cargo offers transports across the Atlantic with Cargojet operated 767-300F  /  source: Cargojet
LOT Cargo offers transports across the Atlantic with Cargojet operated 767-300F / source: Cargojet

For January and March, LOT has planned weekly services departing from New York (JFK) on Saturdays and from Warsaw on Sundays. For February, the airline has scheduled two flights per week with an additional flight from Warsaw on Thursdays.

In a statement, LOT Cargo said that the service will be available for its Polish clients, but also for customers in neighboring countries, such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Belarus and Lithuania, as well as Switzerland, Denmark, Romania and Italy. Together with its partners, LOT Cargo also offers further connections to all U.S. and Canadian airports.

LOT said it decided to introduce the B767 freighter on the sector because of a limited number of passenger services during the winter season, especially in February, resulting in limited air cargo and mail capacity.

In 2012, LOT introduced a twice-weekly B767-200 freighter service between Chicago and Katowice, operated by Cargojet, while in November 2009 the Polish carrier signed a wet lease agreement with Cargojet for service from Toronto to Katowice with a B767-200 Freighter.

Since November of last year, Cargojet also links Hamilton Airport in Ontario, Canada with Cologne-Bonn, Germany once a week. It’s the second time the carrier comes to Cologne, after operating flights in the winter season of 2013.

Nol van Fenema

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