In addition to my previous post talking about the A350 coming to places like Chicago, Mexico City, and New York’s JFK there are a few other cities that will see LH’s newest Munich-based flagship.
Beginning on March 25, the A346 currently flying between Munich and Newark will be replaced by an A350. Though the schedule says it’s only in place for Spring and Summer, I suspect that the A350 will become a year-round visitor to Newark.
Denver will also begin to see the A350 next week, though the introduction will be phased in. Between March 25 and May 31, the A350 will fly to Denver everyday EXCEPT for Tuesday and Thursday. Then, between June 1 and June 30, the A350 will fly to ‘DEN’ everyday except Thursday. The A350 will fly the route daily beginning July 1.
In addition to Newark and Denver, the A350 will also debut on the daily flight between Munich and Vancouver beginning May 1. The A350 will replace the A333 that currently serves the route.
Lufthansa has announced that the Airbus A350 will be deployed on additional routes between Munich and the USA.
Beginning on March 25, Newark and Denver will begin seeing the newest long haul bird in the LH fleet. Newark will immediately see A350 on daily flights between Munich on the 25th, while Denver will see the A350 phased in over the Spring and Summer. The A350 replaces the A340-600 on both routes.
The details for the Denver deployment are as follow:
Between March 25 and and May 31, the A350 will fly between Munich and Denver on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
Between June 1 and and June 30, the A350 will fly the route everyday EXCEPT Thursdays.
Beginning July 1, and lasting at least until October 27, the A350 will fly the route each day.
Lufthansa has updated their Winter timetable to now reflect First Class service between Duesseldorf and Newark.
Beginning on October 25, Flight LH 408 (DUS-EWR) and LH 409 (EWR-DUS) will fly daily between the 2 cities. Based on Lufthansa’s timetable, this should stay in place throughout the entire winter timetable which ends on March 26.
An Airbus A330-300 will fly the route.
Earlier this week, Lufthansa announced an update to its timetable that reduces both service and capacity on flights between Dusseldorf and the US.
The biggest change is the conversion of Dusseldorf – Chicago to a seasonal route. Going forward, the route will only be flown during the summer and will be suspended between October 25, 2015 and March 26, 2016.
Additionally, a capacity change has been made between Dusseldorf and Newark (EWR). Beginning October 25, the route will be flown by an A330-300 aircraft, replacing the A340-300 that currently flies the route.
I suspect more adjustments like this to be coming in the near future as Lufthansa tweaks its Winter 2015/16 timetable and aircraft assignments.
Lufthansa has updated their timetable and has accelerated the debut of the 747-8i in Newark.
Originally, LH was to start flying the 747-8i between Frankfurt and Newark on March 29 however that has now been moved up to February 23 (as in tomorrow). This applies to flights LH402 and LH403.
Please note that the 747-8i will temporarily disappear from Newark between March 29 and April 8 when it will be deployed to Houston and a 744 will substitute during that time. This substitution is happening because the A380 fleet is going through maintenance and certain craft are having Premium Economy and new Business Class cabins installed. The 748 will be back in Newark on April 9.
If you are flying from EWR on 402 or 403, you may want to revisit your seat assignments since the seating maps are drastically different.
What passengers in Newark may start seeing later this Spring!