Air Transport World

LOT Polish.(Europe)(Brief Article)

Joining Star Alliance last fall made 2003 a watershed year in LOT's 75-year history as it also gained Marek Grabarek as its new CEO to succeed Jan Litwinski, who jumped to budget airline Air Polonia. The largest carrier in Central Europe anticipates that its 65% share of the local airline market could dip into the 60% range this year owing to no-frills competitors such as Wizz Air, Air Polonia and SkyEurope. It also is challenged by the Polish government's liberalized aviation pacts with EU countries in line with Poland's nascent membership. …

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