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Aviation: London Airports Update November 2019

All information courtesy of Jim Liu – RoutesOnline.com

Vueling schedules A Coruna – London service to late-March 2020


Vueling in summer 2020 appears to be discontinuing A Coruna – London Heathrow route, as the airline filed service up to 28MAR20. This route is operated by Airbus A320 aircraft on daily basis. VY7104 LCG1820 – 1925LHR 320 D VY7105 LHR2025 – 2325LCG 320 D



British Airways July - Oct 2020 Tokyo Narita aircraft changes

British Airways in the second-half of summer 2020 season plans to increase capacity on London Heathrow – Tokyo Nartia route, reflected in previous week’s schedule update. From 01JUL20 to 24OCT20, the oneWorld carrier plans to operate Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, replacing 787-9. First Class cabin on this route is sold as Business Class.

BA005 LHR1540 – 1110+1NRT 777 D BA006 NRT1255 – 1720LHR 777 D


EDIT as of 06NOV19: BA has further modifed planned operational aircraft. The 777 is now scheduled to operate from 10JUL20 to 13AUG20.



Air Transat S20 London Gatwick service changes

Air Transat in summer 2020 season is adjusting service to London Gatwick, as the airline moves operational frequency from Western Canada to Eastern Canada. Planned changes from 01MAY20 as follows. Calgary – London Gatwick 3 weekly service cancelled in summer 2020


Montreal – London Gatwick Increase from 3 to 5 weekly, A321neo LR operating

TS676 YUL2120 – 0905+1LGW 32Q 6 TS738 YUL2215 – 0950+1LGW 32Q 3 TS728 YUL2215 – 0950+1LGW 32Q 1 TS748 YUL2225 – 1000+1LGW 32Q 5 TS176 YUL2245 – 1030+1LGW 32Q 2 TS677 LGW1035 – 1305YUL 32Q 7 TS729 LGW1130 – 1410YUL 32Q 2 TS739 LGW1130 – 1410YUL 32Q 4 TS177 LGW1210 – 1440YUL 32Q 3 TS749 LGW1225 – 455YUL 32Q 6 Toronto – London Gatwick Increase from 9 to 14 weekly (10 weekly A321neo LR and 4 weekly A330-200)


TS794 YYZ1845 – 0655+1LGW 32Q 7 TS704 YYZ1945 – 0755+1LGW 32Q 6 TS494 YYZ2015 – 0825+1LGW 32Q 4 TS576 YYZ2035 – 0845+1LGW 32Q 5 TS282 YYZ2120 – 0920+1LGW 32Q 1 TS122 YYZ2205 – 1005+1LGW 32Q 123 TS122 YYZ2205 – 1005+1LGW 332 x123 TS540 YYZ2225 – 1035+1LGW 32Q 3 TS504 YYZ2240 – 1050+1LGW 32Q 2 TS495 LGW1000 – 1315YYZ 32Q 5 TS705 LGW1000 – 1315YYZ 32Q 7 TS795 LGW1010 – 1325YYZ 32Q 1 TS577 LGW1030 – 1345YYZ 32Q 6 TS283 LGW1055 – 1355YYZ 32Q 2 TS123 LGW1200 – 1500YYZ 32Q 234 TS123 LGW1200 – 1500YYZ 332 x234 TS541 LGW1225 – 1540YYZ 32Q 4 TS505 LGW1255 – 1610YYZ 32Q 3 Vancouver – London Gatwick Reduce from 6 to 3 weekly

TS776 YVR1330 – 0655+1LGW 332 1 TS274 YVR1350 – 0720+1LGW 332 3 TS804 YVR1620 – 0950+1LGW 332 5 TS777 LGW0945 – 1135YVR 332 2 TS275 LGW1010 – 1200YVR 332 4 TS805 LGW1130 – 1320YVR 332 6



Virgin Atlantic further modifies A340-600 service in Jan 2020

Virgin Atlantic during the weekend of 01/02NOV19’s schedule update once again extended Airbus A340-600 service. Based on the update, the A340-600 is now scheduled to operate until 08JAN20, 3 days later than previously planned. The A340 is scheduled to operate on London Heathrow – Atlanta route from 07NOV19 to 08JAN20. VS103 LHR0920 – 1415ATL 346 D VS104 ATL1750 – 0655+1LHR 346 D



Qatar Airways Dec 2019 London Gatwick aircraft changes

Qatar Airways in recent schedule update filed aircraft changes for Doha – London Gatwick route, as the oneWorld carrier schedules Airbus A350-900XWB service in December. Planned operation as follows. Doha – London Gatwick 01DEC19 – 31DEC19 A350-900XWB operating as QR327/328, replacing 787-8 (Separately, QR329/330 will see 777-300ER operating from 02DEC19 to 12DEC19)



Air Astana S20 Nur-Sultan – London aircraft changes

Air Astana in last week’s schedule update filed aircraft changes for Nur-Sultan – London Heathrow route, where the airline plans to operate Airbus A321neo LR aircraft in summer 2020 season. The A321neo LR will operate this route 4 times weekly, replacing Boeing 757, from 29MAR20. KC941 TSE1440 – 1650LHR 32Q x135 KC942 LHR1805 – 0530+1TSE 32Q x135



El Al 787-8 W19 operations as of 03NOV19

El Al Israel Airlines in recent schedule update revised planned Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner service entry. Based on latest update, the airline’s 238-seater 787-8 aircraft to enter service on Tel Aviv – London Heathrow as LY317/318, on 01DEC19. As of 03NOV19, planned 787-8 operation for winter 2019/20 season includes the following. Operational dates listed below is based on Tel Aviv departure,


Tel Aviv – London Heathrow eff 01DEC19 Selected dates

Planned 787-8 operation remains subject to change.



British Airways NW20 Preliminary Long-Haul changes as of 01NOV19

British Airways in recent schedule update extended schedule listing into winter 2020/21 season, effective from 25OCT20. Preliminary changes as follow. Note majority of the comparison is based on NW20 vs NW19, unless otherwise stated. London Heathrow – Dallas/Ft. Worth eff 25OCT20 787-9 replaces 747-400 London Heathrow – Houston eff 25OCT20 BA195/194 787-9 replaces 777-200ER (Overall 2 daily 787-9) London Heathrow – Mumbai eff 25OCT20 1 of 3 daily operated by 787-8, as BA135/134, replacing 777-200ER/787-9 Additional changes to be filed in the next few months.



British Airways S20 Long-Haul changes as of 06NOV19

British Airways yesterday (06NOV19) filed selected changes to its planned long-haul service for summer 2020 season, from 29MAR20. Latest adjustment as follows (all dates based on London departure). London Heathrow – Calgary Not reported previously, service operates until 03OCT20 for summer 2020 season. 787-8/-9 operating London Heathrow – Delhi 29MAR20 – 31AUG20 BA143/142 747-400 replaces 777-200ER London Heathrow – Mumbai Operational aircraft changes, 777-200ER replaced by following BA139/138 eff 29MAR20 747-400 (This also replaces previously planned 3-class 777 from 08SEP20) BA135/134 eff 29MAR20 787-9 (Service reduced to 5 weekly during 07NOV19's schedule update) BA199/198 31MAY20 – 26JUN20 747-400 London Heathrow – Muscat Not reported previously, service operates from 01APR20 to 18APR20 for summer season London Heathrow – Nassau – Grand Cayman eff 31MAR20 Increase from 4 to 5 weekly, 777-200ER operating (Except September) London Heathrow – New Orleans eff 31MAR20 Increase from 5 to 6 weekly, new flight operates on Tuesdays (Except 12AUG20 – 01SEP20. Selected Tuesdays operated by 787-9, instead of -8) London Heathrow – New York JFK eff 04APR20 BA115/176 cancelled on Saturdays (Overall service reduced from 56 to 55 weekly; reflected during 07NOV19's update) London Heathrow – Tokyo Narita Further aircraft changes, 777-300ER replaces 787-9 from 10JUL20 to 13AUG20 (Previous plan: 01JUL20 – 24OCT20), First Class sold as Business Class Additional changes, including planned Airbus A350-1000XWB and forthcoming Boeing 787-10 aircraft will be filed in the next few weeks. Previously reported changes: London Heathrow – Abu Dhabi eff 29MAR20 777-200ER replaces 787-9, 1 daily. 3-class aircraft replaces 4-class from 15JUN20 London Heathrow – Atlanta eff 29MAR20 787-9 replaces 777-200ER, 1 daily London Heathrow – Bangkok eff 30JUN20 787-9 replaces 777-200ER, 1 daily (787-8 operates from 13OCT20 on selected dates) London Heathrow – Chennai eff 04APR20 1 of 7 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing -8 London Heathrow – Dubai eff 29MAR20 BA109/108 currently listed as 3-class 777-200ER service London Heathrow – Houston eff 29MAR20 Operational aircraft changes BA195/194 4-class 777-200ER replaces 747-400 BA197/196 787-9 replaces 777-200ER London Heathrow – Hyderabad eff 29MAR20 5 of 7 weekly operated by 787-9, replacing -8 London Heathrow – Newark eff 29MAR20 BA189/188 Day 7 operated by 3-class 777-200ER, in