WARSAW, POLAND — Poland's flag carrier LOT Polish adds six Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets to its fleet. The aircraft, which were leased from the American lessor ALC, will join the airline's fleet this month. One of them will be delivered from the manufacturer's Seattle factory.

LOT is currently in the process of renewing its fleet in the regional and narrow-body segment. Until a supplier is chosen, the airline plans to supply its fleet with leased planes as a bridging solution. The first Embraer 175 and 190 have already joined LOT Polish Airlines' fleet and will soon be followed by the Boeing 737 MAX 8s of Air Lease Corporation.

The upcoming six 737 MAX jets double the number of ALC-owned aircraft in the Polish carrier's fleet. LOT Polish currently operates five 737 MAXs and one Boeing 787 Dreamliner from the ALC's portfolio.

LOT Polish plans to operate the new Boeing 737 MAX 8s on the most popular short- and medium-haul flights. The first of the six aircraft will begin to serve from mid-October from Warsaw to major European cities in the LOT's network.

With the delivery of the sixth aircraft, LOT's Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet will reach 11 aircraft in total.