Aviation: London airports update, January 2019
All data courtesy of Jim Liu – RoutesOnline.com
Air Canada mainline international changes for Summer 2019
Air Canada filed changes to its planned international mainline operation for the summer 2019 season.
Montreal – London Heathrow operated by A330-300 replacing 787-9, eff 01MAY19
Vancouver – London Heathrow seasonal 2nd daily operated by 787-8, replacing -9 eff 01JUN19 (overall one daily on 787-8 and -9)
Air Moldova additional routes
Air Moldova plans to add 3 destinations to its network during the summer 2019 season, including service resumption to London Gatwick.
Chisinau – London Gatwick two weekly A319, eff 07JUN19
9U835 KIV1950 – 2050LGW 319 57
9U836 LGW2150 – 0250+1KIV 319 57
British Airways London Heathrow long-haul changes for summer 2019
British Airways has filed additional changes to its planned summer 2019 long-haul service at London Heathrow, effective from 31MAR19.
London Heathrow – Boston:
A380 service expands from 3 weekly to 7 weekly eff 31MAR19
London Heathrow – Calgary:
787-9 operates on Day 4, replacing -8 eff 09MAY19 (except 27JUN19 – 15AUG19)
London Heathrow – Charleston SC:
New seasonal 787-8 service, 2 weekly eff 04APR19
London Heathrow – Dubai:
Reduced from 21 to 12 weekly 16APR19 – 30MAY19. Seven of 12 weekly operated by A380 from 16APR19 to 04MAY19
London Heathrow – Islamabad:
Service resumption, 787-8 operates 3 weekly eff 02JUN19
London Heathrow – Johannesburg:
BA051/050 787-9 replaces -8, 4 weekly, eff 31MAR19
London Heathrow – Los Angeles:
BA283/282 31MAR19 – 30SEP19 744 daily (previously not specified, BA to operate 10 weekly A380 service to Los Angeles in October 2019)
BA268/269 31MAR19 – 26OCT19 744 Day x157
London Heathrow - Montreal:
Day 1 service operated by 787-9, replacing -8
London Heathrow – Mumbai:
BA139/138 787-9 replaces 777-200ER during following: 31MAR19 – 30APR19 (Previous plan: 31MAR19 – 15APR19), 01AUG19 – 10AUG19 (No changes)
London Heathrow – Nashville:
Boeing 787-9 replaces -8 eff 31MAR19, eff 19APR19 from 5 to 7 weekly
London Heathrow – Newark:
BA185/184 operated by Air Belgium A340-300 01APR19 – 08JUN19
London Heathrow – Osaka Kansai:
4 weekly 787-8 service, eff 31MAR19
London Heathrow – Pittsburgh:
4 weekly 787-8 service, new route eff 02APR19
London Heathrow – Riyadh:
777-200ER replaces 747-400, 1 daily 05MAY19 – 31MAY19
London Heathrow – San Diego:
Selected dates operated by 777-200ER, replacing -300ER 31MAY19 – 16JUN19
London Heathrow – Washington Dulles:
BA293/292 747-400 replaces 777-200ER 05MAY19 – 20JUL19
China Southern changes for summer 2019
hina Southern has filed selected long-haul changes for summer 2019 season.
Guangzhou – London Heathrow: 17APR19 – 29MAY19 787-9 replaces -8, daily (except selected dates)
Wuhan – London Heathrow: eff 01APR19 787-8 continues operating 3 weekly, replacing A330-200
Garuda Indonesia resumes first class service to London
Garuda Indonesia plans to re-introduce 3-class Boeing 777-300ER service to London Heathrow, with the return of first class service in the 3rd quarter of 2019. From 09JUL19 to 14SEP19, the 3-class aircraft will replace 2-class aircraft on Jakarta – London Heathrow – Denpasar routing.
GA086 CGK1120 – 2000LHR 777 26
GA086 CGK1130 – 2010LHR 777 4
GA087 LHR2145 – 2015+1DPS 777 246
LOT Polish Airlines plans Vilnius – London City
LOT Polish Airlines announced launch of service on the Vilnius – London City route, scheduled with Embraer E190 aircraft. First flight will commence on 01MAY19, operating twice daily on weekdays, one on weekends.
LO271 VNO0630 – 0730LCY E90 x7
LO273 VNO1655 – 1755LCY E90 x6
LO272 LCY0935 – 1435VNO E90 x7
LO274 LCY1840 – 2340VNO E90 x6
No Monday service on 06MAY19.
Qatar Airways increases A350-1000XWB service to London Heathrow
Qatar Airways is increasing Airbus A350-1000XWB operations on Doha – London Heathrow route during summer 2019, currently served once a day as QR15/16. From 31MAR19, -1000XWB service will increase to two daily as QR7/8 switches to -1000XWB (replacing 777-300ER), except 01JUN19 – 15JUL19. Planned A350-1000XWB schedule follows - the airline operates 6 daily flights to Heathrow:
QR007 DOH0900 – 1410LHR 351 D
QR015 DOH1515 – 2025LHR 351 D
QR008 LHR1600 – 0050+1DOH 351 D
QR016 LHR2155 – 0645+1DOH 351 D
Vueling expands Alicante network
Vueling is expanding network offering at Alicante, with the addition of 5 new/resumed routes in summer 2019 season. Planned additions include the following.
Alicante – London Gatwick eff 07APR19 6 weekly A320
Wizz Air further network expansions in Summer 2019
Wizz Air has announced service expansion from Ohrid, Skopje, Timisoara and Tirana, with the launch of 13 new routes.
Timisoara – London Luton eff 01SEP19 Increase from 7 to 12 weekly