LOT Polish Airlines has announced plans to overhaul its fleet of Boeing 787-8 aircraft, with new RECARO seating in all classes.
The carrier will fit RECARO’s CL6720 seat in business class, with features including a sliding privacy door, a 17.3-inch 4K screen, wireless charging, additional storage, a 1-2-1 configuration, and design by British firm Tangerine (which recently worked on Finnair’s new business class seat).
The CL6720 seat model is the same as the one installed on Iberia’s newest A350 aircraft.
Meanwhile, LOT’s 787-8s will feature RECARO’s PL3530 seat in premium economy (the same model adopted by Emirates for its premium economy cabins), and the CL3810 in economy (which was also chosen by Qatar Airways for its A321 neo aircraft back in 2021).
Both economy and premium economy will offer a 13.3-inch screen, and customers in all classes will benefit from USB-C ports, Bluetooth connectivity for headphones, and Wi-Fi internet access provided by Viasat.
LOT said that the retrofit would initially cover its Boeing 787-8 fleet – no details were given as to whether it would eventually extend to other aircraft including the carrier’s 787-9s. The airline said that “passengers will be able to board LOT Polish Airlines aircraft with a completely modernized cabin in 2026”.
Commenting on the news Izabela Leszczynska, director of the product development and customer experience department at LOT Polish Airlines, said: “The new cabin space in all classes is inspired by the Polish landscape. Vibrant, deep blues emanate perfectly from the LOT brand, while the addition of copper alludes to the warmth of the Polish sun. “The design follows business trends, however, as one of the oldest and most recognizable Polish brands in the world, we do not forget to include touches from our cultural heritage.
“This will be a brand new quality of travel – from boarding and the overall experience to the comfort of the seats and the enjoyment of the in-flight entertainment, right down to the tiny details that we hope our passengers will appreciate. We are looking forward to welcoming you to this experience.”