Beginning sometime during the second quarter this year, Lufthansa will begin using their A350s on flights between Munich and Mumbai. Currently the route is flown by an Airbus A330.
Flight information remains the same. Flight 764 will depart Munich at 11:35a, arriving in Mumbai at 11:55p. Flight 765 will depart Mumbai at 1:25a, arriving in Munich at 5:50a.
Look for more destinations to be announced soon. Lufthansa likes to rotate new aircraft to a variety of new destinations, plus more A350s will be joining the fleet allowing LH to expand their reach. I expect a few East Coast USA destinations to be next in line to see the A350.
Once LH announces the exact date for Mumbai, I’ll pass that info along.
Austrian has updated their timetable to reflect a modest increase to their Spring / Summer timetable for this year.
Beginning on March 26, the following changes take effect:
Vienna – Hamburg will increase from 3x/day to 4x/day
Vienna – Milan Malpensa will increase from 4x/day to 6x/day
Vienna – Paris (CDG) will increase from 3x/day to 4x/day
Vienna – Stockholm will increase from 3x/day to 4x/day
Vienna – Zurich will increase from 4x/day to 7x/day
As Lufthansa refines their timetable for Spring and Summer 2017 and beyond, they’ve released a few updates as it pertains to operations out of Munich:
Munich – Denver effective May 1 will be flown by an A340-600, which replaces an Airbus A330 on the route.
Munich – Miami effective between March 26 and April 30 will be flown by an A340-600, replacing an A330 on the route. The A330 returns on May 1.
Munich – Riyadh effective March 26 decreases from 4x/week service to 3x/week service.
Munich – Tehran effective October 30 (Fall/Winter 17/18) will be reduced from 4x/week to 3x/week.
Munich – Vancouver effective May 1 will be served exclusively by an A330 vs a combination of A340 & A330 flights.
Lufthansa has announced a handful of new destinations for their Summer 2017 timetable. In all 6 new cities will be added beginning on March 27 and the new flights are open for reservations.
Flight info as follows:
Frankfurt – Bordeaux effective April 2 will begin 2x/week service (Thursday/Sunday). Flights will be operated by A319 aircraft.
Frankfurt – Heringsdorf effective April 15 will begin 1x/week service (Saturday). Flights will be operated by CRJ aircraft.
Frankfurt – Santiago de Compostela effective March 27 will begin 3x/week service (Monday/Thursday/Friday). Flights will be operated by A319 aircraft.
Frankfurt – Shannon effective April 29 will begin 1x/week service (Saturday). The route will be flow by A319 aircraft.
Munich – Nantes effective March 28 will begin 4x/week service (Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday). The Friday flight will be operated by an A320, all other flights will be flown by A319 aircraft.
Munich – Santiago de Compostela effective April 9 will begin 1x/week service (Sunday). The route will be flown by A320 aircraft.
In addition to these route commencements, Lufthansa has also announced that it will suspend service between Frankfurt and Tokyo Narita between January 9 and March 25. It reappears on their booking engine for flights on March 26, 2017 and beyond.
Lufthansa’s ‘Low Cost Carrier’ Eurowings announced earlier today that it was cancelling service between Cologne and Boston effective August 26, 2016. The 3 weekly flights had been in place only since May 4. No reason was given for the route cancellation but I suspect load factors were a major contributor to the decision.
Eurowings’ other US destination, Miami, remains in place for now with 3 flights per week from Cologne. Eurowings continues to serve several other Caribbean destinations including Cancun and Havana, among others.