Aviation: London airports update, March 2019

April 1, 2019

All data courtesy of Jim Liu – RoutesOnline.com

Aegean Airlines S19 London Heathrow service increases

Aegean Airlines plans to increase Athens – London Heathrow service in summer 2019, as selected period sees up to 24 weekly flights. Additional service will be operating as A3606/607, with Airbus A320 aircraft. Operational schedule and period for additional service as follows.

  • A3606 ATH1625 – 1820LHR 320

  • A3607 LHR1925 – 0105+1ATH 320
    06APR19 – 13APR19 Day 6
    16APR19 – 04MAY19 Day 267
    05MAY19 – 25MAY19 Day 67
    28MAY19 – 01JUN19 Day 26
    08JUN19 – 26OCT19 Day 6

As usual, Aegean Airlines will not serve London Gatwick during summer season. Athens – London Gatwick service is set to return from 29OCT19, currently listed as 3 weekly A321 operation.

American Airlines W19 Long-Haul changes
American Airlines filed additional changes to its planned winter 2019/20 operation, for long-haul service. Planned adjustment as follows:

  • Los Angeles – London Heathrow 27OCT19 – 17DEC19
    AA108/109 777-200ER replaces -300ER

  • Miami – London Heathrow eff 27OCT19
    Increases from 1 to 2 daily, additional service operated by 777-200ER

  • Philadelphia – London Heathrow eff 27OCT19
    Reduces from 2 to 1 daily

  • Phoenix – London Heathrow will become year-round operation, with 1 daily 777-200ER service maintained on/after 27OCT19.

AtlasGlobal schedules A330 Western Europe service
Turkish carrier AtlasGlobal scheduled Airbus A330 service to Western Europe on selected dates. Planned A330 service includes the following:

  • Istanbul – London Stansted
    06APR19 – 11APR19 2 weekly; 18APR19 one-flight

Blue Air removes Bucharest – London Heathrow S19 preliminary schedule
Blue Air removed its schedule listing for tje Bucharest – London Heathrow route.  The airline’s preliminary schedule first appeared in the week of 24FEB19 and included twoweekly flights from 31MAR19.  Reservations are not available on the airline’s website. Previously filed preliminary schedule was:

  • 0B1131 OTP0815 – 0940LHR 738 57

  • 0B1132 LHR1035 – 1525OTP 738 57

British Airways extends Air Belgium A340 operations
British Airways in last week’s schedule update extended leased Air Belgium A340 service operation into mid-Summer 2019. As of 15MAR19, planned A340 operation is:

  • 31MAR19 – 08JUN19 London Heathrow – Newark BA185/184

  • 09JUN19 – 17AUG19 London Heathrow – Toronto BA093/092

British Airways outlines A350-1000XWB long-haul service
British Airways today (announced planned long-haul service with its new Airbus
A350-1000XWB aircraft, with configuration of J56W56Y219.  For Long-haul routes, the
A350 will enter service by October 2019. Short-Haul service will initially be served by mid-Summer.

  • London Heathrow – Dubai eff 08OCT19 BA107/106

  • London Heathrow – Toronto eff 01OCT19 BA93/92

Current schedule for A350-1000XWB is effective until 26OCT19 inclusive.

British Airways resumes Dammam service
British Airways is resuming service to Dammam in Saudi Arabia from December 2019, with 1-stop Boeing 777-200ER service. From 01DEC19, the oneWorld carrier’s daily London Heathrow – Bahrain sector will extend to Dammam.

  • BA125 LHR1130 – 2055BAH2155 – 2245DMM 777 D

  • BA124 DMM0030 – 0110BAH0220 – 0640LHR 777 D

BA previously served Dammam as London Heathrow – Dammam route until March 2002.  Th airline currently offers ground transportation for Bahrain – Dammam sector.

British Airways London Heathrow – Greek routes frequency increase
British Airways season plans to offer expanded service to Greece in summer 2019, when selected destinations will receive additional weekly flight.

  • London Heathrow – Chania 22MAY19 – 02OCT19 Increase from 2 to 3 weekly

  • London Heathrow – Kalamata 28APR19 – 29SEP19 Increase from 2 to 3 weekly

  • London Heathrow – Preveza 25MAY19 – 29SEP19 Increase from 2 to 3 weekly

British Airways adds London Gatwick – Milan Bergamo route
British Airways is adding new service from London Gatwick from September 2019, when the airline scheduled London Gatwick – Milan Bergamo service. From 01SEP19, Airbus A319/320 aircraft will operate this route 6 times a week.

  • BA2700 LGW0715 – 1010BGY 320 1

  • BA2700 LGW0720 – 1020BGY 320 3

  • BA2700 LGW0850 – 1150BGY 319 2

  • BA2700 LGW1235 – 1535BGY 320 4

  • BA2700 LGW1505 – 1805BGY 320 5

  • BA2700 LGW1540 – 1840BGY 320 7

  • BA2701 BGY1100 – 1150LGW 320 1

  • BA2701 BGY1155 – 1300LGW 320 3

  • BA2701 BGY1245 – 1350LGW 319 2

  • BA2701 BGY1715 – 1820LGW 320 4

  • BA2701 BGY2005 – 2110LGW 320 7

  • BA2701 BGY2035 – 2140LGW 320 5

British Airways Philadelphia frequency changes
British Airways filed frequency changes for London Heathrow – Philadelphia route, for winter 2019/20 season. From 27OCT19, the oneWorld carrier will continue to operate this route 10 weekly, instead of 7. Additional 3 weekly service, to be introduced during summer 2019 season, will be operated by a mix of 777-200ER and 787-8/-9 in winter schedule.

  • BA067 LHR1410 – 1725PHL 744 D

  • BA069 LHR1555 – 1905PHL 777 3

  • BA069 LHR1555 – 1905PHL 788 5

  • BA069 LHR1600 – 1910PHL 789 7

  • BA066 PHL1925 – 0730+1LHR 744 D

  • BA068 PHL2110 – 0930+1LHR 777 3

  • BA068 PHL2110 – 0930+1LHR 788 5

  • BA068 PHL2110 – 0930+1LHR 789 7

British Airways increases London Heathrow – Valencia service
British Airways plans to increase London Heathrow – Valencia service from 15JUL19, where it plans to operate 14 weekly flights, instead of 9 weekly, until 04SEP19. The route is operated by a mix of Airbus A319/320/321 series.

  • BA408 LHR0705 – 1030VLC 32S 6

  • BA408 LHR0745 – 1110VLC 32S x6

  • BA422 LHR1505 – 1835VLC 32S 345

  • BA422 LHR1510 – 1840VLC 32S 2

  • BA422 LHR1515 – 1840VLC 32S 1

  • BA422 LHR1540 – 1905VLC 32S 6

  • BA422 LHR1645 – 2010VLC 32S 7

  • BA409 VLC1125 – 1300LHR 32S 6

  • BA409 VLC1200 – 1335LHR 32S x6

  • BA445 VLC1920 – 2050LHR 32S 5

  • BA445 VLC1925 – 2055LHR 32S 2

  • BA445 VLC1930 – 2100LHR 321 134

  • BA445 VLC1955 – 2130LHR 32S 6

  • BA445 VLC2110 – 2245LHR 32S 7

China Southern adds Zhengzhou – London Heathrow route
China Southern further expands service to London from late-June 2019, as the airline filed operational schedule for Guangzhou – Zhengzhou – London Heathrow service. plans to operate this route twice a week, with Boeing 787-8 aircraft.

  • CZ653 CAN1205 – 1425CGO1610 – 2010LHR 788 26

  • CZ654 LHR2210 – 1520+1CGO1710+1 – 1925+1CAN 788 26

Emirates increases London Stansted service
Emirates announced service addition for Dubai – London Stansted route, as the airline launches 2nd daily flight, effective 01JUL19. The additional service will be served by
3-class 777-300ER, bringing overall service to London to 11 daily. From the same date, existing EK033/034 service will also be re-numbered as EK065/068.

  • EK065 DXB0900 – 1330STN 77W D

  • EK067 DXB1415 – 1845STN 77W D

  • EK066 STN1500 – 0105+1DXB 77W D

  • EK068 STN2110 – 0710+1DXB 77W D

Etihad increases London Heathrow service
Etihad Airways again increases Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow service on limited-time basis during the month of April 2019, with the addition of 4th daily flight (except

Sundays) using a Boeing 787-9. Additional service will operate from 05APR19 to
30APR19.

  • EY013 AUH0720 – 1200LHR 789 456

  • EY013 AUH0725 – 1205LHR 789 2

  • EY013 AUH0730 – 1210LHR 789 3

  • EY013 AUH0750 – 1230LHR 789 1

  • EY014 LHR1340 – 2350AUH 789 234

  • EY014 LHR1400 – 0010+1AUH 789 5

  • EY014 LHR1415 – 0025+1AUH 789 6

  • EY014 LHR1430 – 0040+1AUH 789 1

FlyOne adds Chisinau – London Southend service
FlyOne is to introduce a new service to the UK in the 3rd quarter of 2019.  The airline plans to operate a Chisinau – London Southend route with Airbus A319 aircraft.  The airline will serve the route twice a week from 19JUL19 (once a week from 14SEP19).

  • 5F617 KIV2045 – 2150SEN 319 25*

  • 5F618 SEN2240 – 0340+1KIV 319 25*

* Day 5 operates until 13SEP19.

JAL London Heathrow service changes 
Japan Airlines adjusted Tokyo Haneda – London Heathrow route. From  from 29AUG19 JL041/042 will continue to be served by 161-seater Boeing 787-8, featuring 3-class cabin. Planned 186-seater without Premium Economy Class cabin, is now scheduled to operate this flight from 05NOV19.

  • JL041 HND0155 – 0625LHR 788 D

  • JL043 HND1120 – 1550LHR 77W D

  • JL042 LHR0940 – 0525+1HND 788 D

  • JL044 LHR1915 – 1500+1HND 77W D

Jet Airways reduces Mumbai – London service
Jet Airways filed additional inventory changes, which now sees Mumbai – London Heathrow service being reduced from 3 to 2 daily. From 31MAR19 to 26OCT19, 9W116/115 service is closed for reservation for all class of service.

  • 9W120 BOM0135 – 0645LHR 77W D

  • 9W118 BOM1250 – 1755LHR 77W D

  • 9W119 LHR0930 – 2325BOM 77W D

  • 9W117 LHR2120 – 1100+1BOM 77W D

Jet2.com S20 network expansion
British carrier Jet2.com opened reservation for summer 2020 season, including frequency expansion and the launch of new routes. Planned new routes for summer
2020:

  • London Stansted – Bergerac eff 23MAY20 1 weekly

  • London Stansted – Corvera/Murcia eff 01MAY20 2 weekly
    (3 weekly 22JUL20 – 26AUG20)

  • London Stansted – La Rochelle eff 23MAY20 1 weekly

Kuwait Airways further expands London Heathrow
Kuwait Airways has opened reservation for additional service on Kuwait City –
London Heathrow route, expands to up to 13 weekly flights. From 01APR19, the carrier will increase overall service from 10 to 12 weekly, with the new KU105/106 service. A 13th weekly flight will be added from 25MAY19.  Prior to this latest adjustment, the airline previously filed up to 11 weekly flights for summer 2019 season.

  • KU103 KWI0520 – 1000LHR 77W 357

  • KU103 KWI0525 – 1005LHR 77W 6

  • KU101 KWI1005 – 1445LHR 77W D

  • KU105 KWI1555 – 2035LHR 77W 13

  • KU104 LHR1145 – 2000KWI 77W 357

  • KU104 LHR1410 – 2225KWI 77W 6

  • KU102 LHR1635 – 0050+1KWI 77W D

  • KU106 LHR2220 – 0640+1KWI 77W 13

LEVEL/Anisec adds Amsterdam service
LEVEL is launching operation at Amsterdam in April 2019, with Anisec Airbus A321
aircraft, under VK-coded flight numbers. LEVEL will replace selected service currently
operated by Vueling.

  • Amsterdam – London Luton eff 07APR19 6 weekly
    (6 of 14 weekly operated by LEVEL/Anisec, replacing Vueling)

Loganair re-schedules Carlisle launch
Loganair  announced revised launch date for service at Carlisle, now scheduled from July 2019. The airline will serve Belfast City, Dublin and London Southend with Saab 340 aircraft eff 04JUL19:

  • LM607 CAX0700 – 0825SEN SF3 1

  • LM607 CAX1420 – 1545SEN SF3 457

  • LM608 SEN0855 – 1020CAX SF3 1

  • LM608 SEN1615 – 1740CAX SF3 457

Rwandair increases Europe service
Rwandair plans to increase service to Europe in the 3rd quarter of 2019, when the airline increases service to Brussels and London Gatwick. From 05JUL19 to 29SEP19, the airline will operate 2 weekly Kigali – Brussels – London Gatwick – Kigali tri-angle sector, wit A330-300 aircraft.

  • Kigali – Brussels – London Gatwick – Kigali 2 weekly
    WB700 KGL0930 – 1810BRU1910 – 1920LGW 333 57
    WB701 LGW2100 – 0640+1KGL 333 57

  • Kigali – Brussels – London Gatwick 3 weekly
    WB700 KGL0800 – 1650BRU1740 – 1740LGW 333 246
    WB701 LGW1910 – 2110BRU2200 – 0700+1KGL 333 246

Turkish Airlines further expands Antalya network
Turkish Airlines continues to expand international service from Antalya with the scheduling of additional 5 routes in summer 2019. Planned additional new routes include:

  • Antalya – London Gatwick eff 31MA19 1 daily 737-800

Uzbekistan Airways delays A320neo London Heathrow service
Uzbekistan Airways in recent schedule update delayed planned Airbus A320neo service entry on Tashkent – London Heathrow route. The A320neo is now scheduled to enter service from 19APR19, replacing 757, 2 weeks later than planned.

  • HY201 TAS1620 – 2000LHR 32A 25

  • HY202 LHR2135 – 0825+1TAS 32A 25

Configuration of the A320neo is C12Y138, however based on listing in the OAG, the airline is display available seats for sale as C10Y100 from TAS, C10Y120 from LHR. This also applies to Tashkent – Paris CDG route, scheduled with A320neo service from 14JUN19 to 23AUG19.

Virgin Atlantic adds A340-600 Atlanta service
Virgin Atlantic during the month of April 2019 is adjusting operational aircraft for London Heathrow – Atlanta route, as the airline scheduled Airbus A340-600 operation, replacing A330-300 (except 16APR19). The A340 is also scheduled on 27MAY19 and 03JUN19.

  • VS103 LHR1010 – 1440ATL 346 D

  • VS104 ATL2000 – 0920+1LHR 346 D

WestJet updates Calgary – London Gatwick schedule
WestJet extended Boeing 787-9 schedule listing into winter 2019/20 season, as the 787 service on Calgary – London Gatwick route becomes year-round operation. For winter season from 27OCT19, WestJet will operate 3 weekly flights, identical to winter 2018/19 season.  Schedule is effective 03NOV19 – 29NOV19:

  • WS001 YYC1820 – 1020+1LGW 789 257

  • WS002 LGW1150 – 1431YYC 789 136

Wizz Air S19 A321neo operations
Wizz Air updated Airbus A321neo operations in the GDS as well as the OAG,
as the airline adjusted planned operational network with the new Airbus aircraft.

As of 01MAR19, planned A321neo operations are:

  • Budapest – London Luton eff 15MAR19 20 weekly, 6 weekly from 31MAR19 (previous plan: 7 weekly)

Wizz Air further expands Polish network
Wizz Air announced further service expansion for its Polish network, including the addition of 3rd aircraft to be based at Krakow. Planned new routes include:

  • Gdansk – London Gatwick eff 15JUN19 1 daily A321

WOW air ceases all services
WOW air has ceased operating and all services have been cancelled.  The airline previously filed changes to its planned summer 2019 operation with once-daily Reykjavik Keflavik – London Stansted replacing twice-daily London Gatwick.

 

 

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