LOT to again fly 787 for Finnair

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Polish flag carrier LOT will for a second time wet-lease a Boeing 787 to Finnair next month, having previously done so from December 2013 into January.

As before, the 787 will be deployed on Finnair’s Helsinki-New York JFK route, crewed by LOT pilots and cabin attendants. The deal covers the period 1 to 16 July, during which a Finnair Airbus A330 will be undergoing an extra maintenance break”, says LOT.

Operating chief Ewa Kolowiecka says the Warsaw-based airline is unable to open any new routes due to the ongoing restructuring process in the European Commission– which is investigating whether aid LOT received was compliant with EU state-aid rules.

“We are constantly searching for new opportunities to optimise our long-distance fleet,” says Kolowiecka. Leasing one of our Dreamliners to Finnair is a part of the restructuring-plan implementation, submitted to the Commission a year ago.