SWISS has updated their Summer 2018 timetable to reflect service to 2 new destinations in France:
Zurich – Bordeaux: Effective March 26, SWISS will begin 12x/week service as follows:
LX550 will depart Zurich at 7:25a, arriving in Bordeaux at 9:05a. This flight will operate daily except on Sundays.
LX551 will depart Bordeaux at 9:45a, arriving in Zurich at 11:25a. This flight will operate daily except on Sundays.
LX556 will depart Zurich at 5:20p, arriving in Bordeaux at 7:00p. This flight will operate daily except on Saturdays.
LX557 will depart Bordeaux at 7:40p, arriving in Zurich at 9:20p. This flight will operate daily except on Saturdays.
Flight LX550 and LX551 will be operated by C-Series aircraft, while LX556 and LX557 will be operated by Austrian Dash8 aircraft.
Zurich – Marseille: Effective April 21, will begin 3x/week service as follows:
LX574 will depart Zurich at 12:00p, arriving in Marseille at 1:25p. This flight will operate on Saturdays.
LX574 will depart Zurich at 12:40p, arriving in Marseille at 2:05p. This flight will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
LX575 will depart Marseille at 2:35p, arriving in Zurich at 4:10p. This flight will operate on Saturdays.
LX575 will depart Marseille at 2:45p, arriving in Zurich at 4:20p. This flight will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
All flights between Zurich and Marseille will be operated by Austrian Dash8 aircraft.
A few days ago, Lufthansa announced that it will deploy the A350 to a new destination for the aircraft….
Beginning December 1, flights between Munich and Tokyo Haneda will be flown by the A350, replacing the A346 that currently serves the route. This means that First Class will not be available on this route while the A350 is deployed to ‘HND’. According to LH’s timetable the A350 is scheduled to stay on the route until March 24, 2018.
Flight numbers will remain the same. LH 714 will depart Munich at 3:35p and arrive in Tokyo at 10:55a the following morning. LH715 will depart Tokyo at 12:45p and arrive in Munich at 4:45p.
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Lufthansa has updated their timetable to reflect the addition of 5 new destinations that they’ll begin fly to when the Spring/Summer timetable takes effect in late March.
Here are the details:
Frankfurt – Chisinau:
Will begin 1x/day service on March 28. LH1474 will depart FRA at 9:50a and LH 1475 will depart KIV at 1:20p. Please note that the return flight on Saturdays will depart KIV at 1:25p.
Frankfurt – Glasgow:
Will begin 1x/day service on March 26. LH960 will depart FRA at 2:00p and LH961 will depart GLA at 4:05p.
Frankfurt – Mahon:
Will begin 1x/day service (Saturdays) on April 28. LH1482 will depart FRA at 3:00p and LH1483 will depart MAH at 18:05.
Frankfurt – Thira:
Will begin 1x/day service (Saturdays) on March 31. LH1288 will depart FRA at 1:25p and LH1289 will depart JTR at 6:20p.
Munich – Funchal:
Will begin 1x/day service (Saturdays) on March 31. LH2654 will depart MUC at 8:40a and LH2655 will depart FNC at 12:55.
Lufthansa has announced that it will deploy their A350 fleet to fly between Munich and Beijing.
Beginning on October 30, the A350 will replace the A346 that currently flies the route. This change will be in place through at least the Winter timetable that stretches between late October and Early March.
The flight numbers (LH722 ex-MUC and LH723 ex-PEK) and departure times remain the same.
H/T: Oliver 2002 / FlyerTalk
SWISS has updated their timetable to reflect the assignment of their 777 aircraft to 3 European destinations during this coming Winter. This has happened each year since the addition of the 777 to LX’s fleet as it provides an opportunity for SWISS to continue to train and certify crews for the 777 aircraft.
This winter’s 777 destinations include Geneva, Hannover, and Vienna and will operate as follows:
Zurich – Geneva will see the 777 between December 4 and March 23 on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Flight number LX2802 from Zurich, and Flight LX2807 from Geneva.
Zurich – Hannover will see the 777 between December 4 and March 22 on Mondays and Thursdays. Flight number LX816 from Zurich, and Flight LX817 from Hannover.
Zurich – Vienna will see the 777 between December 4 and March 22 on Mondays and Thursdays. Flight number LX1582 from Zurich, and Flight LX1853 from Vienna.
Now before you get excited about being able to book a First Class ticket for these short haul flights, SWISS will not open the ‘F’ cabin for booking. However, passengers booking Business Class tickets will be able to enjoy the 777’s Business Class cabin.
There have been anecdotes from past years that passengers have been allowed to sit the ‘F’ cabin, but that would be at the discretion of the purser. From personal experiences in seeing how SWISS pursers behave with even the most trivial matters, I would be surprised if any of these stories are true.