Aviation: London Airports update, October 2019
All information courtesy of Jim Liu – RoutesOnline.com
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
Jet2.com schedules new A321 routes
British carrier Jet2.com 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 discontinuing London Gatwick – Gibraltar and London Gatwick – Limoges route.
British Airways W19 Cairo aircraft changes
British Airways filed aircraft changes for London Heathrow – Cairo service, previously scheduled with Boeing 787-8 aircraft from 27OCT19. Existing Air Belgium A340-300 aircraft will continue to operate until 06NOV19, switching to Titan Airways Airbus A321 aircraft from 07JAN20 to 12JAN20.
BA155 LHR2025 – 0320+1CAI 321 5
BA155 LHR2030 – 0325+1CAI 321 x5
BA154 CAI0640 – 1000LHR 321 D
Business Class cabin is not offered on Titan Airways Airbus A321 aircraft.
WestJet adds Boeing 787 Vancouver – London service
WestJet in summer 2020 season plans operational aircraft changes for Vancouver – London Gatwick service, where the airline schedules Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner service, replacing Boeing 767. The seasonal service in 2020 will commence on 26APR20.
Overall service will also increase from 6 weekly in S19 to 7 weekly.
WS022 YVR1655 – 1000+1LGW 789 2
WS022 YVR1720 – 1025+1LGW 789 3
WS022 YVR1725 – 1030+1LGW 789 456
WS022 YVR1730 – 1035+1LGW 789 1
WS022 YVR1935 – 1240+1LGW 789 7
WS023 LGW1055 – 1227YVR 789 x7
WS023 LGW1235 – 1407YVR 789 7
The airline in previous week's schedule update already removed seasonal Edmonton – London Gatwick and Winnipeg – London Gatwick route in summer 2020, originally scheduled from late-June to late-August.
British Airways adds leased Evelop A330 aircraft
British Airways filed London Gatwick – New York JFK service for winter 2019/20. From 27OCT19 to 12JAN20, this route will be once again served by leased aircraft, with Evelop Airlines A330-300 operating, instead of Boeing 777-200ER. Evelop A330 service is offered with Business and Economy Class cabin only (J30M255).
BA2273 LGW1645 – 1955JFK 333 x5
BA2273 LGW1655 – 2005JFK 333 5
BA2272 JFK2200 – 0950+1LGW 333 x357
BA2272 JFK2205 – 0955+1LGW 333 5
BA2272 JFK2210 – 1000+1LGW 333 57
Ural Airlines opens Moscow – London bookings
Ural Airlines in last week’s schedule update modified planned Moscow – London service, scheduled to commence on 20DEC19. The airline now plans to operate Moscow Domodedovo – London Stansted route, instead of previously planned Moscow Zhukovsky – London Stansted. Airbus A320 aircraft operates this route 4 times weekly, and reservation for this route opened last Friday (15OCT19).
U6745 DME1335 – 1430STN 320 x246
U6746 STN1530 – 2210DME 320 x246
Wizz Air UK adds London – Tenerife service
Wizz Air UK announced planned service to Tenerife, with the offering of London Luton – Tenerife South route. For winter 2019/20 season, the airline will commence service on 16NOV19, with Airbus A321 aircraft operating twice weekly.
W98129 LTN1240 – 1715TFS 321 6
W98129 LTN1350 – 1820TFS 321 2
W98130 TFS1845 – 2310LTN 321 6
W98130 TFS1905 – 2325LTN 321 2
Service operates 3 weekly (Day 246) from 10DEC19, with schedule variations. A320 operates on Day 6 14DEC19 – 11JAN20, Day 246 from 31MAR20.
British Airways revises Re-configured 4-class 777-200ER
British Airways in recent schedule update revised planned operation of the re-configured 4-class Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, for winter 2019/20 season. Latest revision to planned 235-seater aircraft as of 18OCT19 as follows.
London Heathrow – Abuja eff 01FEB20 Selected date: 01FEB20, 13FEB20, followed by 3 weekly from 18FEB20, 5 weekly from 29MAR20, 4 weekly from 08MAR20, 5 weekly from 20MAR20
London Heathrow – Boston eff 02FEB20 Various frequencies on BA215/214, BA239/238
London Heathrow – Chicago O’Hare eff 19JAN20 BA297/296 Various frequencies
London Heathrow – Jeddah eff 21FEB20 1 weekly, 2 weekly from 28FEB20
London Heathrow – Kuwait City eff 03FEB20 up to 4 weekly
London Heathrow – Newark eff 03JAN20 BA185/184 1 daily
London Heathrow – New York JFK Various frequencies
London Heathrow – Riyadh eff 29JAN20 Various frequencies
London Heathrow – Seattle eff 16JAN20 BA053/052 3 weekly (BA049/048 various frequencies from 13FEB20)
London Heathrow – Tel Aviv eff 01FEB20 BA165/164 Various frequencies
Previously planned re-configured 777-200ER service for following destinations has been removed in winter 2019/20 season:
Bahrain, Dammam, Dubai, Nairobi, Philadelphia.
British Airways Dec 2019 Mumbai aircraft changes
British Airways during the month of December 2019 plans operational aircraft changes on London Heathrow – Mumbai route, as 1 of 2 daily service scheduled with Boeing 747-400 aircraft. The 747 will operate BA139/138, replacing 777-200ER, from 01DEC19 to 31DEC19 (LHR departure). Planned schedule as follows.
BA139 LHR0945 – 0015+1BOM 744 D
BA199 LHR2040 – 1115+1BOM 777 D
BA138 BOM0215 – 0655LHR 744 D
BA198 BOM1315 – 1755LHR 777 D
TUI Airways UK expands Boeing 787 routes
TUI Airways in summer 2020 season plans to expand service operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliner, as additional routes receive the Dreamliner service from May 2020. Planned additional 787 routes as follow. 787-8
London Gatwick – Fuerteventura eff 02MAY20 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Aruba eff 07MAY20 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Dubrovnik eff 03MAY20 1 weekly
London Gatwick – Paphos eff 06MAY20 1 weekly (2 weekly 21MAY20 – 03SEP20)
Jet2.com S20 new routes
Jet2.com in summer 2020 season plans to introduce additional new routes, reflected in recent schedule updates. Planned additional new routes include the following.
London Stansted – Skiathos 09MAY20 – 26SEP20 1 weekly 737-800 (2 weekly 27MAY20 – 19SEP20)
LEVEL removes planned Vienna – London service resumption
LEVEL (Anisec) filed additional changes to Vienna – London Gatwick service. Originally set to resume on 27OCT19, the airline has closed reservation for this route. The airline previously filed 1 daily A320/321 service for winter season.
VK6054 VIE0950 – 1110LGW 321 7
VK6054 VIE0950 – 1110LGW 320 x7
VK6055 LGW1155 – 1515VIE 321 7
VK6055 LGW1155 – 1515VIE 320 x7
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