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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

  • 6H116 STN1345 – 2045TLV 320 30DEC19

  • 6H117 STN2200 – 0500+1TLV 320 02JAN20


SAS S20 Short-Haul network changes

SAS in summer 2020 season is introducing various Short-Haul routes, including service resumptions. Planned network addition as follows.

  • Oslo – London Stansted 28JUN20 – 07AUG20 4 weekly 737-700/-800


flyBe files additional service suspensions

flyBe filed additional changes to its winter 2019/20 operation, as the airline discontinues additional 7 routes. Latest route cancellations include the following.

  • Isle of Man – London Heathrow Last flight 26OCT19

  • London City – Dusseldorf Last flight 25OCT19


Air Canada S20 London Heathrow additional adjustment

Air Canada filed additional changes for summer 2020 season, mainly focusing on London Heathrow service. Latest adjustment, include those not covered previously, as follows. Toronto – London Heathrow

  • eff 29MAR20 AC868/859 A330-300 replaces 777-200LR

Vancouver – London Heathrow

  • eff 30MAY20 Peak season operates 1 daily 777-300ER (Previously reported, 400-seater replaces 450-seater), instead of 2 daily 787-8/-9 in S19

Additional changes remain possible.


Norwegian NS20 Trans-Atlantic service changes

Norwegian filed additional changes to its Boeing 787 Trans-Atlantic service for Northern summer 2020 season, effective 29MAR20. This includes service by Norwegian Air Shuttle (DY) and Norwegian Air UK (DI). Additional changes remain highly possible.

  • London Gatwick – Austin 04MAY20 – 29AUG20 Increase from 3 to 4 weekly

  • London Gatwick – Buenos Aires Ezeiza eff 29MAR20 Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly

  • London Gatwick – Denver eff 03MAY20 Increase from 3 to 4 weekly

  • London Gatwick – Miami eff 26APR20 Reduce from 7 to 6 weekly (5 weekly from 13OCT20)

  • London Gatwick – New York JFK eff 29MAR20 Highlighted on Airlineroute’s twitter feed on 06JUL19, the airline continues to display 14 weekly flights, instead of 18

  • London Gatwick – Orlando eff 30APR20 Reduce from 7 to 5 weekly

  • London Gatwick – Rio de Janeiro Galeao eff 30MAR20 Reduce from 4 to 3 weekly

  • London Gatwick – San Francisco eff 03JUN20 Increase from 5 to 7 weekly

  • London Gatwick – Seattle Reduce from 4 to 3 weekly during following period: 29MAR20 – 31MAY20, 28SEP20 – 23OCT20

  • London Gatwick – Tampa eff 30MAR20 Increase from 2 to 3 weekly

Following routes will see schedule adjustment over 2 hours based on S20 vs S19 (Subsequently inbound flight will also see modified schedule):

  • London Gatwick – Los Angeles DI7093/7094 on Saturdays moves from 1800hrs to 0800hrs from Gatwick schedules new A321 routes

British carrier in summer 2020 season plans to introduce Airbus A321 aircraft on additional routes, replacing 737-800. As of 11OCT19, planned additional A321 service as follows.

  • Birmingham – Kos eff 04MAY20 1 weekly (Overall 2 weekly)

  • London Stansted – Corfu 22JUL20 – 26AUG20 1 weekly (Overall 5 weekly)

  • London Stansted – Kefallinia 27MAY20 – 16SEP20 1 weekly (Overall 2 weekly)


British Airways resumes London Gatwick – Antalya service

British Airways in summer 2020 season plans to resume London Gatwick – Antalya service, previously served until October 2010 (3 weekly A319/737-400). From 30APR20, Airbus A320 aircraft will operate this route up to 5 times weekly.

  • BA2864 LGW0925 – 1545AYT 320 1

  • BA2864 LGW1325 – 1945AYT 320 35

  • BA2864 LGW1440 – 2100AYT 320 46

  • BA2864 LGW1520 – 2140AYT 320 7

  • BA2865 AYT1735 – 2010LGW 320 1

  • BA2865 AYT2040 – 2315LGW 320 5

  • BA2865 AYT2050 – 2330LGW 320 3

  • BA2865 AYT2150 – 0025+1LGW 320 4

  • BA2865 AYT2215 – 0050+1LGW 320 6

  • BA2869 AYT2230 – 0105+1LGW 320 7

Day 7 operates from 24MAY20 Day 1 operates from 08JUN20 day 3 operates from 08JUL20 to 04SEP20 BA in summer 2020 season is disc