Aviation: London Airports update, May 2019

June 9, 2019

All data courtesy of Jim Liu – RoutesOnline.com

Air Serbia increases London service

Air Serbia is increasing Belgrade – London Heathrow service from mid-May 2019 with
overall operation increasing from 9 to 16 weekly. Additional service will be operated by
Airbus A319, effective from 19MAY19.

  • JU380 BEG1025 – 1230LHR 319 D

  • JU386 BEG1605 – 1810LHR 32S 67

  • JU388 BEG1615 – 1820LHR 319 D

  • JU381 LHR1330 – 1710BEG 319 D

  • JU387 LHR1855 – 2235BEG 32S 67

  • JU389 LHR2045 – 0025+1BEG 319 D

Air Serbia adds Etihad A320 aircraft for London service
Air Serbia earlier this month expanded Belgrade – London Heathrow service, as overall frequency increased from nine to 16 weekly since 19MAY19. The additional service is operated by Etihad Airways Airbus A320, instead of previously planned Airbus A319.

  • JU380 BEG1025 – 1230LHR 319 D

  • JU386 BEG1605 – 1810LHR 319 6

  • JU386 BEG1605 – 1810LHR 320 7

  • JU388 BEG1615 – 1820LHR 32D D

  • JU381 LHR1330 – 1710BEG 319 D

  • JU387 LHR1855 – 2235BEG 319 6

  • JU387 LHR1855 – 2235BEG 320 7

  • JU389 LHR2045 – 0025+1BEG 32D D

Albawings London frequency variations
Albawings is adjusting Tirana – London Stansted service in summer 2019 season, when it plans to operate up to three weekly flights, compared to four weekly in summer 2018. Seasonal operation in 2019 commences on 13JUN19, initially twice weekly, increasing to three weekly from 02JUL19. Operational days and schedules as follow.

  • 13JUN19 – 30JUN19 2 weekly (Day 47)

  • 02JUL19 – 24OCT19 3 weekly (Day 247)
     

  • 2B911 TIA1730 – 1930STN 737 247

  • 2B912 STN2015 – 0015+1TIA 737 247

British Airways ends Ft. Lauderdale service
British Airways closed reservation for London Gatwick – Ft. Lauderdale service,
which sees the oneWorld carrier operating last flight on 07SEP19. Schedules on/after
29MAR20 for summer 2020 season was also removed by Friday 28APR19.

 

Existing schedule as follows:

  • BA2169 LGW1020 – 1445FLL 777 146

  • BA2168 FLL1655 – 0630+1LGW 777 146

British Airways adjusts London Heathrow - Doha route

British Airways is adjusting service on London Heathrow – Doha route, currently operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft. From 08MAY19 to 28MAY19, this
route will be temporary suspended. Flight will be resumed on 29MAY19, LHR departure.

  • BA123 LHR1945 – 0430+1DOH 789 D

  • BA122 DOH0630 – 1200LHR 789 D

British Airways W19 Phoenix aircraft changes
British Airways moved forward planned Boeing 747-400 aircraft replacement on London Heathrow – Phoenix route. At the start of winter 2019/20 schedule from 27OCT19, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will operate this route, replacing
the 747.


Following schedule effective 03NOV19 – 07MAR20:

  • BA289 LHR1430 – 1830PHX 789 D

  • BA288 PHX2040 – 1335+1LHR 789 D

The oneWorld carrier’s preliminary schedule listing in summer 2020 season from 29MAR20 is displaying Boeing 777-300ER operation for this route.

British Airways London Heathrow Long-Haul changes for winter 2019/20
British Airways filed additional changes to its winter 2019/20 long-haul
service from London Heathrow. As of 15MAY19, planned changes includes the following.

  • London Heathrow – Bangalore eff 01JAN20 A350-1000XWB replaces 777-200ER

  • (Planned 787-9 service from 27OCT19 to 31DEC19 unchanged)

  • London Heathrow – Boston eff 27OCT19 Increase from 24 to 25 weekly (Planned 787-8 service on Day 4 as BA203/202 unchanged)

  • London Heathrow – Jeddah eff 27OCT19 Reduce from 6 weekly in W18 to 5 weekly. One of five weekly service operated by 3-class 777-200ER (275-seater), instead of 4-class

  • London Heathrow – Philadelphia eff 27OCT19 Increase from 10 to 12 weekly

  • London Heathrow – Tel Aviv eff 01DEC19 BA163/162 A350-1000XWB replaces 787-8

 

Previously reported changes:

  • London Heathrow – Austin: eff 29OCT19 Day 2 service operated by 777-200ER, instead of -300ER

  • London Heathrow – Bahrain – Dammam: eff 01DEC19 Bahrain service extends to Dammam, 777-200ER operates 1 daily. Dammam was previously served until March 2002

  • London Heathrow – Bangalore: 27OCT19 – 31DEC19 787-9 replaces 3-class 777-200ER

  • London Heathrow – Dallas/Ft. Worth: eff 27OCT19 747-400 replaces 777-200ER, one daily

  • London Heathrow – Dubai: eff 27OCT19 747-400 once again scheduled on one of three daily flight, operating BA109/108, instead of BA107/106 in W18 (BA107/106 operated by A350-1000XWB)

  • London Heathrow – Johannesburg: eff 27OCT19 Service continues to operate 14 weekly, instead of 18

  • London Heathrow – Los Angeles: eff 27OCT19 BA281/280 747-400 replaces 787-9 (overall two daily 747 and one daily A380)

  • London Heathrow – Miami: eff 27OCT19 BA209/208 747-400 replaces A380, overall three daily 747 in W19

  • London Heathrow – Osaka Kansai: eff 27OCT19 three weekly service during winter, instead of four in summer operated by 787-8

  • London Heathrow – Washington Dulles: eff 27OCT19 BA217/216 A380 replaces 747-400

British Airways expands A350 Dubai service
British Airways during the month of March 2020 is increasing Airbus A350-1000XWB
aircraft service on London Heathrow – Dubai route. From 01MAR20 to 28MAR20 (LHR departure), BA105/104 will be operated by A350, instead of 777-200ER.

  • BA107 LHR1235 – 2345DXB 351 D

  • BA105 LHR2040 – 0745+1DXB 351 D

  • BA109 LHR2135 – 0820+1DXB 744 D

  • BA106 DXB0225 – 0625LHR 351 D

  • BA108 DXB1005 – 1410LHR 744 D

  • BA104 DXB1400 – 1800LHR 351 D

China Eastern revises London Gatwick Boeing 777 operation
China Eastern in recent schedule update revised planned Boeing 777-300ER service on Shanghai Pu Dong – London Gatwick route. Planned 777-300ER service from 01JUL19 remains unchanged, however this is now scheduled until 30AUG19, instead of 27SEP19.

  • MU201 PVG0115 – 0635LGW 773 57

  • MU201 PVG0115 – 0640LGW 773 2

  • MU202 LGW1010 – 0430+1LGW 773 7

  • MU202 LGW1025 – 0455+1LGW 773 5

  • MU202 LGW1100 – 0520+1LGW 773 2

Etihad increases London service
Etihad Airways from late-May 2019 is increasing Abu Dhabi – London Heathrow service. From 26MAY19, the airline will operate four daily flights, increasing from existing three daily. 5th daily service will be added from 23JUN19 to 28SEP19.

  • EY009 AUH0210 – 0645LHR 388 D

  • EY011 AUH0250 – 0730LHR 388 D

  • EY019 AUH0810 – 1250LHR 388 D

  • EY025 AUH1315 – 1755LHR 789 D

  • EY017 AUH1405 – 1845LHR 388 D

  • EY010 LHR0930 – 1950AUH 388 D

  • EY012 LHR0935 – 1955AUH 388 D

  • EY020 LHR1500 – 0110+1AUH 388 D

  • EY018 LHR2045 – 0655+1AUH 388 D

  • EY026 LHR2120 – 0730+1AUH 789 D

  • EY009/010 operates from 26MAY19 with A380, switching to 787-9 from 23JUN19

  • EY011/012 does not operate from 26MAY19 to 22JUN19

  • EY017/018 operates until 28SEP19

Virgin Atlantic Miami aircraft changes
Virgin Atlantic during summer 2019 season is adjusting operational aircraft for London
Heathrow – Miami route. This service is scheduled with Boeing 787-9, from 01JUN19 to 30SEP19, instead of Airbus A330-300.

  • VS005 LHR1045 – 1530MIA 789 D

  • VS006 MIA1735 – 0725+1LHR 789 D

Virgin Atlantic resumes Mumbai service

Virgin Atlantic late last week opened reservation for London Heathrow – Mumbai service,scheduled to resume on 27OCT19. Boeing 787-9 aircraft will operate this route once a day.The airline previously served this route until January 2015.

  • VS354 LHR1015 – 0040+1BOM 789 D

  • VS355 BOM0255 – 0735LHR 789 D

WestJet outlines 787-9 International service
WestJet filed Boeing 787-9 aircraft
service in winter 2019/20 season. The 787-9 aircraft will be introduced on following routes.

  • Toronto – London Gatwick: eff 23OCT19 1 daily

Separately, the airline in winter 2019/20 season will add 4th weekly flight for Calgary –
London Gatwick route, operated by Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

 

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