MIAMI — Poland’s government is shutting down LOT Polish Airlines’ regional subsidiary EuroLOT, effective March 31 .The carrier will not be taking reservations after March 31st. The government, which owns 62.1 percent of the airline, said the move was made because “there was no prospect of profits in the foreseeable future” for the carrier.
In a letter posted to passengers on its website, the Polish Carrier said it would continue operating its schedule until March 31. Passengers booked on flights past April 1 will either receive refunds or be switched to another airline. No further reason for the closing was given.
EuroLOT was a Polish regional airline based in Warsaw , formed in 1996, flying between Poland’s main airports to feed LOT Polish Airlines. In 2012, the carrier began expanding to connect Poland with cities across Europe, growing to 38 routes, including Warsaw, Krakow, Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Dusseldorf, Zurich, Wroclaw, Amsterdam, Zagreb, Stuttgart, Chisinau, and Lubin. The carrier operates 11 Bombardier Q400 turboprops.
The Polish carrier will pick up a substantial portion, if not all, of EuroLOT’s aircraft at the end of March, and will continue many of the feeder routes into its Warsaw hub.