LOT Cargo, the freight division of LOT Polish Airlines has obtained International Air Transport Association (IATA) CEIV Pharma certification following a ‘multi-stage’ audit process that initially began two years back in 2018.
The CEIV pharma logistics certification marks the carrier’s capability of handling pharma and temperature-sensitive cargo at par with IATA’s globally recognised standard.
Development of IATA CEIV Pharma is a response to the demands of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies and sets the standard for pharmaceutical shipments via airfreight.
From April 05 to June 29, LOT transported 23,500,000 kgs of personal protective equipment (PPE) on 172 flights from China (Shanghai and Wuhan) to Poland. The cargo was used in hospitals as part of the fight against COVID-19.
Currently, LOT’s fleet includes over 90 aircraft, including long-haul Boeing 787s, short-haul Boeing 737s and regional Embraer 170s/175s/190s/195s.
The airline operates more than 120 routes worldwide. It offers direct long-haul flights from Warsaw to New York, Newark, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Toronto, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapoure, Delhi, Colombo; from Krakow to Chicago; from Rzeszow to Newark; and from Budapest to New York and Seoul.
Recently, LOT announced a brand-new route from Budapest Airport to Wroclaw, the fourth-largest city in Poland. This new service, LOT’s 5th from Budapest, will start on August 24 and will operate once-weekly on a year-round basis.