LOT to begin replacement of Condor 767 in 2024

Polish flag carrier LOT has announced chief executive Polska Grupz Lotnicza´s chief executive Rafal Milczarski said Condor fleet renewal will begin by 2024 and that the German leisure carrier would require at least 20 aircraft for its long-haul operation, the company said.

Polish flag carrier LOT previously operated Boeing 767s but has replaced them with 787s. Milczarski suggests that PGL may look beyond the 787 for Condor for growth of LOT´s fleet.

Cirium fleets data shows that LOT has 15 787s and 16 737s, including five Max 8s and three -400s in storage. The Polish flag carrier also has 35 Embraer E-Jets and 12 Bombardier Q400 turboprops, and has wet-leased additional aircraft, including nine CRJ900s and two CR700s from Estonian carrier Nordica.

LOT has nine Max 8s and one 787-9 on order, and holds options on a further two Dreamliners.

Condor´s fleet includes 12 A320ceos, 10 A321ceos and two A330-200s — including one wet-leased from the UK´s AirTanker — alongside 15 757-300s and 16 767-300ERs.