LOT Polish Airlines plans to apply for an AOC in Hungary, as it looks to target flights from Hungary to Asia, and take advantage of bilateral air agreements already secured by the Eastern European country.

LOT has not yet filed an application in Hungary yet, confirmed the carrier's spokesman Adrian Kubicki, as the project is not a priority for LOT at the moment.

LOT sees the move as an alternative to acquiring another carrier in the region.

"Malot" is the potential name of the new carrier.