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.
BA139 LHR1005 – 2355BOM 789 D
BA135 LHR1745 – 0740+1BOM 789 x146
BA199 LHR2125 – 1110+1BOM 777 D
BA138 BOM0155 – 0705LHR 789 D
BA134 BOM1210 – 1720LHR 789 x257
BA198 BOM1310 – 1825LHR 777 D
British Airways S20 London Heathrow long-haul preliminary update
British Airways filed preliminary changes to London Heathrow’s long-haul operation, for summer 2020 season, which sees the removal of Boeing 747 service on selected markets. Changes as follows:
London Heathrow – Abu Dhabi eff 29MAR20 777-200ER replaces 787-9, 1 daily
London Heathrow – Calgary eff 29MAR20 2 of 7 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing -8
London Heathrow – Chennai eff 04APR20 1 of 7 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing -8
London Heathrow – Houston eff 29MAR20 operational aircraft changes: - BA195/194 4-class 777-200ER replaces 747-400 - BA197/196 787-9 replaces 777-200ER
London Heathrow – Hyderabad eff 29MAR20 5 of 7 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing -8
London Heathrow – Mumbai eff 29MAR20 BA139/138 3-class 777-200ER replaces 787-9
London Heathrow – Philadelphia eff 29MAR20 operational aircraft changes: - BA067/066 3-class 777-200ER replaces 747-400 - BA069/068 1 of 3 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing 4-class 777-200ER
London Heathrow – Phoenix eff 29MAR20 777-300ER replaces 747-400, 1 daily
Previously reported changes:
London Heathrow – Atlanta eff 29MAR20 787-9 replaces 777-200ER, 1 daily
British Airways increases London Heathrow – Faro service
British Airways expanded service on LondonHeathrow – Faro route since the launch of summer 2019 season, previously served 4 times a week during summer 2018 season. From 31MAR19, the oneWorld carrier operates this route 8 times a week, with various A320 Series aircraft.
BA508 LHR0815 – 1055FAO 32S 1
BA508 LHR0945 – 1240FAO 32S 4
BA508 LHR1305 – 1600FAO 32S 2
BA510 LHR1320 – 1615FAO 32S 6
BA508 LHR1505 – 1800FAO 32S 7
BA508 LHR1545 – 1840FAO 32S 5
BA508 LHR1555 – 1850FAO 32S 3
BA508 LHR1610 – 1905FAO 32S 6
BA507 FAO1155 – 1450LHR 32S 1
BA507 FAO1335 – 1615LHR 32S 4
BA507 FAO1650 – 1930LHR 32S 2
BA509 FAO1705 – 1945LHR 32S 6
BA507 FAO1855 – 2135LHR 32S 7
BA507 FAO1930 – 2210LHR 32S 5
BA507 FAO1950 – 2230LHR 32S 3
BA507 FAO2005 – 2245LHR 32S 6
British Airways London Heathrow – Spain frequency increases
British Airways in summer 2019 season is increasing service to Spain, where following routes receives (more than 1 weekly) additional frequencies, based on comparison to summer 2018.
London Heathrow – Ibiza eff 03MAY19 Increase from 7 to 8 weekly, 10 weekly from 18MAY19, 9 weekly from 27SEP19
London Heathrow – Malaga eff 31MAR19 Increase from 8 to 10 weekly
Eastern Airways ends Newcastle – London City link
Eastern Airways operated last Newcastle – London City service on 05APR2019. It previously operated up to 2 daily flights, with Saab 2000 aircraft. Schedule was as follows:
BE7611 NCL0805 – 0915LCY S20 x567
BE7611 NCL1120 – 1230LCY S20 5
BE7616 NCL1750 – 1900LCY S20 x6
BE7612 LCY0945 – 1050NCL S20 x567
BE7612 LCY1300 – 1405NCL S20 5
BE7617 LCY1930 – 2035NCL S20 x6
easyJet expands A321neo network
easyJet expands Airbus A321 service at London Gatwick in summer 2019 season, as the 235-seater being introduced on additional 12 routes. Planned new A321neo routes as follow.
London Gatwick – Antalya eff 01APR19 2 weekly
London Gatwick – Catania eff 02APR19 2 weekly
London Gatwick – Dalaman eff 31MAR19 3 weekly
London Gatwick – Hurghada eff 06APR19 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Irakleion 31MAR19 – 17APR19 2 weekly
London Gatwick – Lyon 05APR19 – 26APR19 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Milan Malpensa eff 05APR19 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Mykonos eff 29APR19 3 weekly
London Gatwick – Porto eff 03APR19 2 weekly
London Gatwick – Preveza eff 31MAR19 2 weekly (3 weekly 06JUL19 – 07SEP19)
London Gatwick – Salzburg 31MAR19 – 21APR19 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Thira eff 02APR19 up to 5 weekly
easyJet S19 network additions
easyJet is introducing nearly 50 routes across its network in summer 2019 season, including some service resumptions.
London Gatwick – Jerez de la Frontera eff 02APR19 3 weekly A319
London Gatwick – Zadar eff 30APR19 2 weekly A319/320
Paris CDG – London Southend eff 31MAR19 4 weekly A319
flyBe increases Edinburgh – London Heathrow flights
flyBe increases Edinburgh – London Heathrow service from late-April 2019 with the addition of new late-afternoon departure from Edinburgh from 22APR19, early-morning departure from Heathrow from 23APR19. Dash8-Q400 aircraft operates this route. Overall service increases from 5 to 6 daily.
BE2111 EDI1735 – 1915LHR DH4 D
BE2100 LHR0640 – 0825EDI DH4 D
flyBe adds London Heathrow – Isle of Man service
flyBe added new service for London Heathrow, as the airline schedules London Heathrow – Isle of Man service. From 21APR19, Dash8-Q400 aircraft will operate this route on daily basis
BE2156 LHR1705 – 1825IOM DH4 D
BE2155 IOM1350 – 1510LHR DH4 D
Jet Airways International update
Jet Airways filed additional changes to its international service, based on latest developments. Planned changes includes the following.
Reservation closed for travel:
Mumbai – London Heathrow
Jet2.com schedules additional new routes
Jet2.com announced additional routes scheduled for summer 2020, including service to Preveza and Zadar. Planned operation includes the following:
Birmingham – Preveza eff 24MAY20 1 weekly
London Stansted – Preveza eff 10MAY20 1 weekly (2 weekly from 27MAY20)
London Stansted – Zadar eff 24MAY20 2 weekly
Manchester – Preveza eff 10MAY20 1 weekly
Manchester – Zadar eff 24MAY20 1 weekly
Lufthansa outlines A321neo European network
Lufthansa filed Airbus A321neo operation on intra-European routes, tentatively scheduled in June 2019. Planned A321neo service includes the following.
Frankfurt – London Heathrow 10JUN19 – 30JUN19 1 daily
Norwegian Air Sweden outlines initial operations
Norwegian in recent schedule update filed operations, which sees selected service to/from Scandinavia with remark “operated by Norwegian Air Sweden (IATA code LE)”. Norwegian Air Sweden aircraft operation is set to commence in August 2019. Note selected service on these routes continue to be sold under Norwegian Air Shuttle’s DY-coded flight numbers. Certain routes will see service “operated by Norwegian Air Sweden” on one-time basis.
Gothenburg – London Gatwick
Oslo – London Gatwick
Stockholm Arlanda – London Gatwick
Norwegian schedules leased aircraft service for London Gatwick
Norwegian filed leased aircraft operation for Trans-Atlantic service to/from London Gatwick, gradually commencing from the week of 29APR19. Planned leased aircraft operation for Norwegian Air UK (DI) as follows.
Evelop Airlines A330-300
London Gatwick – New York JFK eff 03MAY19 6 weekly (DI7013/7014)
London Gatwick – Orlando eff 29APR19 7 weekly
Privilege Style 777-200
London Gatwick – Miami eff 29APR19 6 weekly
Wamos Air A330-200
London Gatwick – Chicago eff 01MAY19 3 weekly
London Gatwick – Denver eff 30APR19 3 weekly
Separately, extended Evelop A330-300 service for Norwegian Air International (D8) on following route:
Dublin – Newburgh/Stewart Evelop A330-300 service extended till 14SEP19, instead of 31JUL19
Uzbekistan Airways London aircraft changes
Uzbekistan Airways filed aircraft changes for Tashkent – London Heathrow route, as the airline schedules the return of Boeing 757 service. Planned A320neo service, replacing 757, is now scheduled from 03MAY19 to 12JUL19 only. Boeing 757 operates from 16JUL19.
HY201 TAS1620 – 2000LHR 757 25
HY202 LHR2135 – 0825+1TAS 757 25