Back to 2015, LOT Polish Airlines announced to open a new route from Warsaw to Bangkok for the winter season 2015/16. Beside a few charter flights, nothing happened and the airline finally announce to postpone the route opening to winter 2016. Once more, there was no concrete plan aside of a few charter flights to Bangkok during the winter peak season.
Finally, according to information collected by the Bangkok Post, LOT Polish Airlines is due to resume its route to Bangkok, flown from the last time on a regular basis back to 2000. The information was communicated by Transport Minister Arkhom Termpittayapaisith to media.
Mr Arkhom explained to the Bangkok Post that LOT executives had met him for talks and expressed interest in resuming flights between Warsaw and Bangkok as the airline plans to bring in a growing number of travellers to Thailand, not only from Poland but also from Central and Eastern Europe. The carrier offers an important network to neighbouring countries such as the three Baltic States, Russia, the Czech Republic and also Northern Germany.
An agreement exists between Thailand and Poland since 1975, LOT being the only carrier to serve the Warsaw-Bangkok route during three years, from 1997 to 2000 with a Boeing 767. The Polish carrier plans now to operate a daily frequency with its newest Boeing 787 Dreamliner. The flight is due to be launch by the winter season 2017, from this coming November.
LOT Polish Airlines will then compete on the route with existing flights to Russia from both Aeroflot and Thai Airways International. LOT is a member of Star Alliance and could possibly fly to Warsaw in code share with Thailand national carrier.