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Aviation: London airports update, April 2019

All data courtesy of Jim Liu – RoutesOnline.com

Air Canada Long-Haul changes

Air Canada filed changes to its Northern winter 2019/20 operation for long-haul routes, effective from 27OCT19. As of 24APR19, planned adjustment includes the following.

  • Calgary – London Heathrow Selected dates in Feb 2020 scheduled with 777-300ER aircraft, replacing 787-9

Air China London Heathrow aircraft changes

Air China adjusted Beijing – London Heathrow service, as the airline removed planned 2nd daily A350 operation from 01JUN19. From 01JUN19, CA787/788 will continue to be served by Airbus A330-200 aircraft, instead of A350-900XWB.

  • CA787 PEK0735 – 1150LHR 330 D

  • CA937 PEK1410 – 1745LHR 773 D

  • CA855 PEK1625 – 2040LHR 359 D

  • CA788 LHR1500 – 0815+1PEK 330 D

  • CA938 LHR2025 – 1305+1PEK 773 D

  • CA856 LHR2240 – 1525+1PEK 359 D

Air Moldova London service changes

Air Moldova in the last few weeks removed planned service resumption on Chisinau – London Gatwick route, previously served until April 2013. The airline originally filed operational schedule for 2 weekly flights with Airbus A319, from 07JUN19. Previously filed schedule as follows.

  • 9U835 KIV1950 – 2050LGW 319 57

  • 9U836 LGW2150 – 0250+1KIV 319 57

On Chisinau – London Stansted route, the airline will add 6th weekly flight, operating on Wednesdays, from 04JUN19 to 24SEP19. Reported in previous post, the airline is adding leased Airbus A321 aircraft during peak season.

  • 9U833 KIV1230 – 1340STN 321 x15

  • 9U833 KIV1950 – 2050STN 320 5

  • 9U834 STN1440 – 1930KIV 321 x15

  • 9U834 STN2200 – 0310+1KIV 320 5

Air Transat updates A321neo LR European network

Air Transat filed service changes for its planned Airbus A321neo LR aircraft for European service. Planned A321neo LR service for summer 2019 season as follows:

  • Montreal – London Gatwick 11OCT19 – 18OCT19 1 weekly (Previously scheduled as 1 weekly from 19JUN19 to 18SEP19)

  • Toronto – London Gatwick 22OCT19 – 31OCT19 1 daily

Air Transat A321neo LR Trans-Atlantic network

Air Transat filed planned Airbus A321neo LR European service for winter 2019/20 season, from late-October 2019. Planned A321neo LR Trans-Atlantic routes and frequency as follows.

  • Toronto – Glasgow eff 30OCT19 2 weekly

  • Toronto – London Gatwick eff 22OCT19 1 daily

  • Toronto – Manchester eff 04NOV19 2 weekly

  • Toronto – Porto eff 03NOV19 1 weekly

Additional routes to be filed in the next few weeks. With the exception of Glasgow, winter operation for routes listed above is scheduled until 30APR20.

Air Transat schedules new A321neo LR Trans-Atlantic routes

Air Transat extended schedule listing to 21MAY20, which sees additional European routes to be served by the A321neo LR. Planned new A321neo LR European routes for the month of May 2020 as follows.

  • Montreal – London Gatwick eff 01MAY20 2 weekly

Biman Bangladesh London Heathrow service update

Biman Bangladesh Airlines filed additional changes to its operation to London Heathrow for the 3rd quarter of 2019. Boeing 787-8 aircraft is now scheduled to operate Dhaka – London Heathrow – Sylhet – Dhaka route from 05JUL19 to 14SEP19, replacing 777-300ER. Previously the airline filed brief 777-300ER service for the first-half of August 2019.

  • BG001 DAC0955 – 1555LHR 788 x124

  • BG202 LHR1820 – 0940+1ZYL1040+1 – 1120+1DAC 788 x124

British Airways Durban aircraft changes

British Airways is adjusting operational aircraft for London Heathrow – Durban route in the second-half of April 2019, with the scheduling of Boeing 787-9 aircraft, replacing -8. First Class cabin on the -9 is not available for sale on this route. The 787-9 operates this route 3 times a week, from 18APR19 to 29APR19, LHR departure.

  • BA041 LHR1645 – 0535+1DUR 789 146

  • BA040 DUR0735 – 1845LHR 789 27

  • BA040 DUR0745 – 1855LHR 789 5

British Airways reduces Johannesburg service

British Airways adjusted London Heathrow – Johannesburg service, which sees service reduction from 01JUN19. From this date, the oneWorld carrier will operate 14 weekly flights, instead of 18. Planned frequency changes is also in effect in Northern winter 2019/20 season, from 27OCT19.

  • BA055 LHR1905 – 0705+1JNB 388 D

  • BA057 LHR2125 – 0915+1JNB 744 D

  • BA056 JNB1920 – 0530+1LHR 388 D

  • BA054 JNB2110 – 0720+1LHR 744 D

British Airways increases Mumbai service

British Airways is increasing London Heathrow – Mumbai service, with the additional 4 weekly flights scheduled from 02JUN19. Overall service will increase from 14 to 18 weekly as a result. Reservation for additional flights opened last week, for travel until 26OCT19.