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Aviation: London Airports update, October 2019

All information courtesy of Jim Liu –

airBaltic extends 737-300 schedule

airBaltic extended Boeing 737-300 operational schedule until late-March 2020, instead of 29NOV19. The 737-300 aircraft is scheduled to operate following routes between December 2019 and March 2020.

  • Riga – London Gatwick (March 2020 only)

flyBe extends London Heathrow – Guernsey to year-round

flyBe extended London Heathrow – Guernsey route, which now scheduled as year-round service. This route will continue to operate on/after 27OCT19 on daily basis, on board Dash8-Q400 aircraft.

  • BE2196 LHR1635 – 1740GCI DH4 D

  • BE2195 GCI1345 – 1450LHR DH4 D

British Airways S20 Bangkok aircraft changes

British Airways in the second half of summer 2020 season plans operational aircraft changes for London Heathrow – Bangkok route. From 30JUN20, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to operate this route on daily basis, replacing 3-class 777-200ER aircraft. First Class cabin is sold on this route.

  • BA009 LHR1605 – 0945+1BKK 789 4

  • BA009 LHR1610 – 0945+1BKK 789 x4

  • BA010 BKK1140 – 1830LHR 789 D

The airline initially filed 6 weekly 787-9 and 1 weekly -8 aircraft.

Air India W19 Mumbai – London aircraft changes

Air India filed operational aircraft changes for Mumbai – London Heathrow route, where Boeing 777-300ER aircraft will continue to operate on/after 27OCT19. The Star Alliance carrier previously filed Boeing 787-8 aircraft for this daily service in winter season.

  • AI131 BOM0700 – 1130LHR 77W D

  • AI130 LHR1330 – 0400+1BOM 77W D

Air India in winter 2019/20 season plans to launch Amritsar – London Stansted route, as the airline filed 3 weekly service from 31OCT19. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will operate this route.

  • AI165 ATQ0310 – 0630STN 788 146

  • AI166 STN0805 – 2150ATQ 788 4

  • AI166 STN0915 – 2230ATQ 788 6

  • AI166 STN0920 – 2230ATQ 788 1

American resumes Boston – London service

American Airlines filed Boston – London Heathrow service, where the oneWorld carrier previously served until March 2013. Subject to Government Approval, AA will resume this route with 1 daily flight from 28MAR20, on board Boeing 777-200ER aircraft.

  • AA108 BOS1930 – 0730+1LHR 772 D

  • AA109 LHR0935 – 1235BOS 772 D

Separately, AA is also adjusting following service for London Heathrow in summer 2020 season:

  • Chicago O’Hare – London Heathrow eff 29MAR20 AA046/047 777-200ER replaces 787-9

  • Los Angeles – London Heathrow eff 28MAR20 AA108/109 re-numbered as AA134/137, 777-300ER operating

Delta S20 Long-Haul changes

Delta during the weekend of 06OCT19’s schedule update filed additional changes to its summer 2020 long-haul service. Planned changes as follows.

Detroit – London Heathrow, DL016/017 A330-200 replaced by following aircraft:

  • 29MAR20 – 20MAY20 A330-300

  • eff 21MAY20 767-400ER

Minneapolis/St. Paul – London Heathrow A330-200 replaced by following aircraft:

  • 29MAR20 – 20MAY20 A330-300

  • eff 21MAY20 767-400ER

Portland OR – London Heathrow

  • eff 25APR20 Seasonal service begins 2 weeks earlier than planned. 767-400ER replaces A330-200

Expanded Boeing 767-400ER service featuring Delta One cabin:

  • Detroit – London Heathrow eff 21MAY20

  • Minneapolis/St. Paul – London Heathrow eff 21MAY20

  • Portland OR – London Heathrow eff 25APR20

CSA / Smartwings moves UK to seasonal service

CSA Czech Airlines and Smartwings filed service changes to the UK, which becomes summer seasonal routes. Following service will be suspended in winter season.

  • Prague – London Gatwick Smartwings service suspended 12NOV19 – 28MAR20

Israir schedules London Stansted limited-time service

Israir during Christmas and New Year period plans limited-time service to London Stansted, on board Airbus A320 aircraft. Planned operation as follows: Eilat – London Stansted

  • 6H117 ETM1725 – 2100STN 320 02JAN20

  • 6H118 STN1110 – 1830ETM 320 26DEC19

Tel Aviv – London Stansted

  • 6H117 TLV0700 – 1010STN 320 26DEC19

  • 6H115 TLV0935 – 1245STN 320 30DEC19