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Tastes of Japan on board Dreamliners


Warsaw, 16 November 2015 – Your Japanese adventure starts as soon as you go on board! Passengers travelling from Warsaw to Tokyo by LOT Polish Airlines’ plane will be offered a special Japanese menu on board Dreamliners.

The first Japanese experience awaits for passengers travelling from Warsaw to Tokyo as early as aboard LOT’s Dreamliner. The creation of refined dishes served to our passengers is an outcome of the collaboration of the LOT Product Department with Alon Than, this year’s sushi world champion, who runs the Izumi Sushi restaurant in Warsaw.

“I am honoured to take part in the process of creating the menu for LOT passengers travelling to Tokyo. For LOT, the quality of products does matter, and this is an extremely important element in Japanese cuisine, because freshness is an essential characteristic of Japanese dishes. By combining products of the highest quality and traditional recipes, we have managed to create heavenly delicious Japanese masterpieces. At the flight altitude, such a fusion seems to be a great challenge. Dishes served in all travel classes on the route are a true foretaste of Japan”, says Alon Than, a Japanese chef.

Passengers of all three travel classes will have a choice between an European menu and the special Japanese menu offered exclusively on this route.

In the Business class, meals will be served in special pottery for Japanese dishes made by Bolesławiec, a company which is popular with the Japanese. LOT Business Class passengers will also have an opportunity to taste Umeshu, the best Japanese wine, and Souhana Sake, served in such prestigious places as the Tokyo Imperial Palace. Besides carefully selected Japanese alcohols, LOT Business Class passengers will find a special menu including, among others, miso soup, Japanese bento box dishes or Japanese snacks. As a special treat, our cabin crew will serve Polish flavoured liqueur and the famous polish delicacy plums in chocolate, between meals.

Japanese meals will also be served in LOT Economy and LOT Premium Economy Class. For these passengers LOT prepared original Japanese snacks served between meals and the delicious Japanese sencha green tea. But this is not the end of sings of the Land of Cherry Blossoms in LOT.

“We want our customers from Europe and Japan to feel home on board of our planes. Therefore, we have put great emphasis not only on the menu. There will always be a Japanese-speaking crew member on board, wearing a badge saying “I speak Japanese”. Passengers will find a wide range of the latest Japanese dailies on board, and the entertainment system will include Japanese films, series and music. The entire in-flight entertainment system will also be available in Japanese”, says Krzysztof Moczulski, Director of Product Standard Department in LOT.

The first plane to the capital of Japan will take off on 13 January, and the return flight from Tokyo to Warsaw is planned for 14 January. LOT expects that the new connection will be popular with customers from Japan. For these passengers it is the quickest and the most comfortable connection not only to Poland, but also to other countries of New Europe. Operated by the LOT Polish Airlines, the flight from Warsaw to Tokyo will be performed by means of the most advanced plane in the world, Boeing 787 Dreamliner, and shall take around 10 hours one way.

The Tokyo route will be LOT’s second regular Asian route after Beijing. This shows, among other things, that LOT is no longer an ethnic carrier and that it has become an airline of first choice also for Asian customers, including business people who appreciate the product’s quality and standard of service on board LOT’s Dreamliners, for which a dedicated Elite Fleet personnel, specially trained and carefully selected, is responsible.

Tickets for flights between Warsaw and Tokyo are already on sale in all channels, among others in LOT Travel offices, from agents and at lot.com, also in its mobile version.