Aviation: London Airports update, September 2019

October 6, 2019

All information courtesy of Jim Liu – RoutesOnline.com

airBaltic revises Boeing 737 scheduled service
airBaltic revised planned Boeing 737 service in winter 2019/20 season. Overall last 737-300 scheduled service has extended to 13NOV19, while 737-500 moves from 29NOV19 to 30NOV19. Planned 737 scheduled service between 27OCT19 and 30NOV19 as follows.
737-500

  • Riga – London Gatwick 30OCT19

SAS updates 4Q19 737-600 operation
SAS filed service update for Boeing 737-600 aircraft, as the airline tentatively moves forward last scheduled 737-600 flight to 29NOV19, instead of 01DEC19. As of 30AUG19, planned 737-600 operation in Oct/Nov 2019 as follows.

  • Stockholm Arlanda – London Heathrow 05NOV19

Kuwait Airways W19 London service increases
Kuwait Airways in winter 2019/20 season is continuing service increase for Kuwait City – London Heathrow route, on/after 27OCT19. The airline will continue to operate 12 weekly flights, compared to 10 weekly in winter 2018/19 season.

  • KU103 KWI0500 – 0900LHR 77W 357

  • KU101 KWI0945 – 1345LHR 77W x5

  • KU101 KWI1000 – 1400LHR 77W 5

  • KU105 KWI1400 – 1800LHR 77W 13

  • KU104 LHR1045 – 2005KWI 77W 357

  • KU102 LHR1535 – 0055+1KWI 77W x15

  • KU102 LHR1545 – 0105+1KWI 77W 5

  • KU102 LHR1605 – 0125+1KWI 77W 1

  • KU106 LHR2010 – 0600+1KWI 77W 13

Loganair Derry – London service changes
Loganair at the launch of winter 2019/20 season is adjusting service on Derry – Londonroute. From 27OCT19, the airline will operate to/from London Southend (SEN), replacing current London Stansted (STN) airport. The airline’s Embraer ERJ145 aircraft operates this route on daily basis.

  • LM641 LDY0705 – 0830SEN ER4 x67

  • LM641 LDY0900 – 1025SEN ER4 6

  • LM645 LDY1010 – 1135SEN ER4 7

  • LM642 SEN0910 – 1035LDY ER4 x67

  • LM642 SEN1055 – 1220LDY ER4 6

  • LM646 SEN1205 – 1330LDY ER4 7

Garuda Indonesia adds A330-900neo service to London
Garuda Indonesia at the launch of Northern winter 2019/20 season is adding Airbus A330-900neo service to London Heathrow, replacing current Airbus A330-200 service. The A330- 900neo will operate Denpasar – Medan Kuala Namu – London Heathrow routing from 29OCT19. Configuration is C24Y277, featuring 1-2-1 layout in Business Class.

  • GA086 DPS0720 – 1025KNO1155 – 1900LHR 339 246

  • GA087 LHR2045 – 1605+1KNO1735+1 – 2200+1DPS 339 246

Eurowings suspends Berlin – London route in W19
Eurowings in winter 2019/20 is suspending Berlin Tegel – London Heathrow route, as the airline closed reservation for flights between 27OCT19 and 28MAR20. The airline currentlyoperates this route twice a day with germanwings Airbus A319 aircraft.

  • EW8460 TXL0715 – 0825LHR 319 x7

  • EW8462 TXL1030 – 1135LHR 319 7

  • EW8462 TXL1245 – 1350LHR 319 6

  • EW8464 TXL1730 – 1835LHR 319 x6

  • EW8461 LHR0910 – 1215TXL 319 x7

  • EW8463 LHR1215 – 1520TXL 319 7

  • EW8463 LHR1435 – 1740TXL 319 6

  • EW8465 LHR1915 – 2220TXL 319 x6

British Airways S20 Seoul aircraft changes

British Airways in summer 2020 season plans operational aircraft changes for London Heathrow – Seoul Incheon route, reflected in recent schedule update. The oneWorld member plans to operate Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft from 01SEP20, replacing 787-8. Current schedule is listed until 01OCT20 inclusive. First Class cabin is not sold on this market on board Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

  • BA017 LHR1235 – 0735+1ICN 789 D

  • BA018 ICN1035 – 1435LHR 789 D

Wizz Air UK adds Russia service

Wizz Air UK from October 2019 is launching service to Russia, on board Airbus A321 aircraft. From London Luton, the airline plan to operate 1 daily flight each to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Following schedule is effective from 28OCT19, as schedule varies from 01OCT19 to 27OCT19.

London Luton – Moscow Vnukovo eff 01OCT19 1 daily A321

  • W98125 LTN0650 – 1335VKO 321 D

  • W98126 VKO1415 – 1515LTN 321 D


London Luton – St. Petersburg eff 01OCT19 1 daily A321

  • W98123 LTN2225 – 0450+1LED 321 D

  • W98124 LED0550 – 0620LTN 321 D


Reservation for both routes opened in July 2019.

Wizz Air 4Q19 New routes launch

Wizz Air in the first half of winter 2019/20 season plans to expand service on various routes, including Edinburgh, Kutaisi, Lviv, Odessa and Vienna. The airline will also offer service from London Southend.

  • London Southend – Bucharest eff 22NOV19 5 weekly A320

  • London Southend – Sibiu eff 30OCT19 1 daily A320

  • London Southend – Vilnius eff 23NOV19 2 weekly A320

AerLingus moves forward A321neo LR Shannon – London service

AerLingus once again moved forward planned Airbus A321neo LR service on Shannon – London Heathrow route, previously scheduled from 13MAR20. The new launch date is now set on 14FEB20, initially operating 3 times weekly. A321neo LR service will increase to daily from 29MAR20.

  • EI380 SNN0735 – 0915LHR 32Q 135

  • EI381 LHR1000 – 1130SNN 32Q 135

Virgin Atlantic adds Sao Paulo service

Virgin Atlantic opened reservation for London Heathrow – Sao Paulo Guarulhos route, subject to Government Approval. The airline will operate this route once a day with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, from 29MAR20.

For the moment, only full-fare J/W/Y-class is open for reservation, while the rest of fare classes will open later.

  • VS197 LHR2230 – 0625+1GRU 789 D

  • VS198 GRU1625 – 0750+1LHR 789 D

Thai Airways International S20 Europe service changes

Thai Airways International filed changes to summer 2020 operation to Europe. As of 06SEP19, planned changes as follow. Bangkok – London Heathrow eff 29MAR20 TG910/911 continues with A380 service, replacing planned 777-300ER. The airline previously removed A380 service on TG910/911

  • TG910 BKK0055 – 0715LHR 380 D

  • TG916 BKK1240 – 1845LHR 773 D

  • TG911 LHR1230 – 0600+1BKK 380 D

  • TG917 LHR2125 – 1500+1BKK 773 D

Norwegian Air UK W19 Service changes

Norwegian Air UK filed additional frequency changes for winter 2019/20 season. Additional changes as follow.

  • London Gatwick – Boston 10JAN20 – 12FEB20 Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly (Day x13)

  • London Gatwick – Buenos Aires Ezeiza Service reduces from 7 to 5 weekly (Day x13) during following: 06NOV19 – 15DEC19, 20JAN20 – 22MAR20

  • London Gatwick – Los Angeles 13JAN20 – 12FEB20 Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly (Day x13)

  • London Gatwick – Miami Revised frequency variation, from 7 weekly to following

  • 27OCT19 – 09DEC19 6 weekly (Day x4; Previous plan: 5 weekly)

  • 10JAN20 – 24FEB20 5 weekly (Day x24; No changes)

  • London Gatwick – Orlando 13JAN20 – 23FEB20 Reduce from 5 to 3 weekly (Day 357)

Wizz Air UK discontinues 5 routes in W19

Wizz Air UK in October 2019 is discontinuing 5 routes from London Luton for 2019/20, reflected in recent update on the airline’s website. Affected routes as follow.

  • London Luton – Bari Last flight 25OCT19

  • London Luton – Catania Last flight 26OCT19

  • London Luton – Ljubljana Last flight 25OCT19

  • London Luton – Tallinn Last flight 23OCT19

  • London Luton – Turku Last flight 01OCT19

There are no updates whether these routes will be resumed in summer 2020 season for the moment.

Wizz Air UK adds Castellon service from Dec 2019

Wizz Air UK from December 2019 is adding new route to Spain, with service offering on London Luton – Castellon route. From 09DEC19, the airline plans to operate this route twice weekly, with Airbus A320 aircraft.

  • W64495 LTN1320 – 1640CDT 320 15

  • W64496 CDT1710 – 1835LTN 320 15

Wizz Air UK A321 W19 operations

Wizz Air UK revised planned Airbus A321 operation for winter 2019/20 season, effective 27OCT19 (exclude certain routes). Planned new Airbus A321 service in winter 2019/20 season includes the following.

  • London Luton – Moscow Vnukovo from 01OCT19

  • London Luton – Pristina 01NOV19 – 06DEC19

  • London Luton – Tirana from 27OCT19

  • London Luton – Tromso from 09DEC19

The following is overall Wizz Air UK A321 operation in winter 2019/20 season, as of 06SEP19:

  • London Luton – Athens 5 weekly (7 weekly 10DEC19 – 14JAN20)

  • London Luton – Belgrade 3 weekly (4 weekly 11DEC19 – 17JAN20)

  • London Luton – Bergen 3 weekly (4 weekly 09DEC19 – 13JAN20)

  • London Luton – Bourgas 2 weekly

  • London Luton – Bratislava 4 weekly (5 weekly 11DEC19 – 12JAN20)

  • London Luton – Constanta 2 weekly (3 weekly 12DEC19 – 14JAN20)

  • London Luton – Grenoble 2 weekly (From 14DEC19)

  • London Luton – Kaunas 5 weekly (6 weekly 14DEC19 – 13JAN20)

  • London Luton – Kosice 5 weekly (7 weekly 13DEC19 – 14JAN20)

  • London Luton – Larnaca 7 weekly (8-9 weekly from 01JAN20)

  • London Luton – Lisbon 5 weekly (7 weekly 09DEC19 – 13JAN20)

  • London Luton – Lublin 4 weekly (8 weekly 11DEC19 – 15JAN20, 5 weekly from 16JAN20)

  • London Luton – Moscow Vnukovo 1 daily

  • London Luton – Oslo 5 weekly (7 weekly 11DEC19 – 13JAN20)

  • London Luton – Palanga 2 weekly (3 weekly 12DEC19 – 14JAN20)

  • London Luton – Poprad/Tatry 2 weekly

  • London Luton – Porto 1 weekly (02NOV19 – 07DEC19)

  • London Luton – Poznan 6 weekly (7 weekly 09DEC19 – 12JAN20)

  • London Luton – Prague 3 weekly (29OCT19 – 07DEC19)

  • London Luton – Pristina 1 weekly (01NOV19 – 06DEC19)

  • London Luton – Reykjavik Keflavik 4 weekly (5 weekly 15DEC19 – 09JAN20)

  • London Luton – St. Petersburg 7 weekly

  • London Luton – Stavanger 2 weekly (3 weekly 12DEC19 – 14JAN20)

  • London Luton – Suceava 1 weekly (until 12JAN20)

  • London Luton – Szczytno 1 weekly (2 weekly from 13DEC19)

  • London Luton – Thessaloniki 2 weekly

  • London Luton – Tirana 5 weekly (7 weekly 11DEC19 – 11JAN20)

  • London Luton – Tromso 2 weekly (from 09DEC19)

China Southern NW19 Long-Haul changes

China Southern filed additional changes to its Northern winter 2019/20 season on international routes, including additional A350 route. Planned changes as of 11SEP19 as follow.

  • Sanya – London Heathrow eff 27OC19 A330 continues to operate this route, replacing 787-8

  • Zhengzhou – London Heathrow eff 27OCT19 A330 continues to operate this route, replacing 787-8

United NW19 International service changes

United filed additional international service changes for Northern winter 2019/20 season, from 26/27OCT19. As of 13SEP19, latest adjustment as follows.

  • Houston – London Heathrow 10DEC19 – 12FEB20 UA005/004 767-400ER replaces 777-200ER

Virgin Atlantic extends A340-600 service to Dec 2019

Virgin Atlantic extended Airbus A340-600 operation, previously scheduled until 26OCT19. Revised A340-600 service sees the aircraft scheduled until 08DEC19 inclusive. Planned A340 service as of 15SEP19 as follows.

  • London Heathrow – Delhi 29OCT19 – 31OCT19 (Delhi departs the following day)

  • London Heathrow – New York JFK

    • VS003/004 27OCT19 – 02NOV19 Day 67

    • VS045/046 27OCT19 – 08DEC19 Daily (Except selected dates between 27OCT19 and 05NOV19; 19NOV19 from JFK operates as VS138)

    • VS009/010 29OCT19

Ural Airlines delays planned London service

Russian carrier Ural Airlines revised planned launch date for Moscow Zhukovsky – London Stansted route. The new launch date is now scheduled on 20DEC19, instead of 27OCT19. Reservation for this Airbus A320 service remains unavailable, although the airline continues to file 4 weekly flights.

  • U6745 ZIA1200 – 1300STN 320 x246

  • U6746 STN1400 – 2040ZIA 320 x246

British Airways S20 Tokyo Narita aircraft changes

British Airways filed additional changes for London Heathrow – Tokyo Narita route for summer 2020 season. The oneWorld carrier previously filed Boeing 787-8 service from 01JUN20, however this has been reversed.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft will continue to operate this route for entire summer 2020 season.

  • BA005 LHR1540 – 1110+1NRT 789 D

  • BA006 NRT1255 – 1720LHR 789 D

Biman Bangladesh Airlines W19 London aircraft changes

Biman Bangladesh Airlines revised planned London Heathrow service in winter 2019/20 season. The airline’s 4 weekly Dhaka – London Heathrow – Sylhet – Dhaka service will continue to see 777-300ER operating, instead of previously filed 787-8.

  • BG001 DAC1015 – 1600LHR 773 x124

  • BG202 LHR1815 – 1015+1ZYL1120+1 – 1200+1DAC 773 x124

Air Canada S20 Ottawa – London aircraft changes

Air Canada within the last 2-3 days completed schedule update for Ottawa – London Heathrow route, reflecting the airline’s announcement on aircraft changes for summer 2020 season. From 29MAR20, the Star Alliance carrier will operate Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on this route, replacing 767-300ER.

  • AC888 YOW2240 – 1025+1LHR 788 D

  • AC889 LHR1305 – 1540YOW 788 D

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