LOT Polish Airlines (LO, Warsaw Chopin) has chosen not to apply to the Polish Treasury for the disbursement of a second tranche of public aid thanks to what it calls "the promising results of the airline's Restructuring Plan". In a statement, the Polish national carrier said it had seen a EUR29million improvement to its bottom line during the first half of its current Financial Year with the trend expected to continue. However, LOT did announce plans to discontinue various non-performing regional routes effective this winter season 2013/2014. Thus far the following routes out of Warsaw Chopin will be dropped effective October 27: Beirut, Bydgoszcz, Cairo Int'l, Düsseldorf Int'l, Helsinki Vantaa, Nice, Rome Fiumicino, Stuttgart Echterdingen and Zurich. Three regional flights including Katowice to Munich, Kraków to Frankfurt Int'l and Poznan to Munich will also be axed. According to the Polish national carrier, some of the routes were seasonal while others did not provide sufficient long-haul feed or help develop its Warsaw hub, which form major elements of its turnaround strategy. The leaned-down network is also a precondition for the acceptance of state aid as required by the European Commission.