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!