Vancouver – Yellowknife: Effective December 15, will begin 1x/day service.
AIR NEW ZEALAND:
Auckland – Denpasar: Effective April 7, 2017, will BEGIN 2x/week service.
Bogota Bridgetown: Effective July 26, 2017, 2x/week service is CANCELLED.
Bogota – Madrid: Effective November 18, 2017, service increases from 18x/week to 20x/week.
Lima – Caracas: Effective July 25, 2017, 1x/day service is CANCELLED.
San Salvador – Newark: Effective November 17, 2017, will begin 5x/week service.
Addis Ababa – Lome – Sao Paulo: Effective December 10, service increases from 4x/week to 5x/week.
Frankfurt – San Jose (Costa Rica): Effective March 29, 2018, will BEGIN 2x/week service.
Munich – Tehran: Effective September 29, 2017, 3x/week service is CANCELLED.
Multiple European route announcements from previous post.
Bangkok – Vienna: Effective November 16, 2017, will BEGIN 4x/week service.
Denver – London: Effective March 24, 2018, will BEGIN 1x/day service.
Denver – Pueblo: Effective December 1, 2017, will BEGIN 12x/week service.
Los Angeles – St. George (SGU): Effective October 5, 2017, will BEGIN 1x/day service.
Newark – London (LHR): Effective March 24, service is reduced from 6x/day to 5x/day.
San Francisco – Hangzhou: Effective October 14, 2017, 3x/week service is CANCELLED.
Lufthansa has updated their Winter 2017/18 timetable with new European routes focused on getting passengers to warmer destinations.
In all, six new destinations will be added taking passengers to warm weather destinations in Spain, France, and Italy:
Frankfurt – Bari:
3 weekly flights will begin on October 30. Flights will take place on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday and will be flown by CRJ-900 aircraft.
Flight LH294 will depart Frankfurt at 3:35p, arriving in Bari at 5:35p.
Flight LH295 will depart Bari at 5:15p, arriving in Frankfurt at 8:20p
Frankfurt – Catania:
2 weekly flights will begin on October 29. Flights will take place on Wednesday and Sunday and will be flown by A320 aircraft.
Flight LH306 will depart Frankfurt at 10:05a, arriving in Catania at 12:30p.
Flight LH307 will depart Catania at 1:30p, arriving in Frankfurt at 4:10p.
Frankfurt – Genoa:
3 weekly flights will begin on October 29. Flights will take place on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday and will be flown by CRJ-900 aircraft.
Flight LH260 will depart Frankfurt at 9:00a, arriving in Genoa at 10:25a.
Flight LH261 will depart Genoa at 11:00a, arriving in Frankfurt at 12:30p.
Frankfurt – Pamplona:
4 weekly flights will begin on November 6. Flights will take place on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday and will be flown by A319 aircraft.
Flight LH1118 will depart Frankfurt at 9:30a, arriving in Pamplona at 11:30a.
Flight LH1119 will depart Pamplona at 12:20p, arriving in Frankfurt at 2:30p.
Munich – Nantes:
Daily service will begin on October 29, with varying times during the week. A319 aircraft will fly the route.
Flight LH2242 on Monday and Thursday will depart Munich at 6:40a, arriving in Nantes at 8:35a. The return flight, LH2243, will depart Nantes at 9:15a, arriving in Munich at 11:00a.
Flight LH2242 on Tuesday and Saturday will depart Munich at 8:35a, arriving in Nantes at 10:30a. The return flight, LH2243, will depart Nantes at 11:05a, arriving in Munich at 12:50p.
Flight LH2242 on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday will depart Munich at 3:35p, arriving in Nantes at 5:35p. The return flight, LH2243, will depart Nantes at 6:10p, arriving in Munich at 8:00p.
Munich – Santiago de Compostela:
One weekly flight will begin on October 29. The flight will take place on Sunday, and will be flown by A320 aircraft.
Flight LH1866 will depart Munich at 8:30a, arriving in Santiago de Compostela at 11:20a.
Flight LH1867 will depart Santiago de Compostela at 12:10p, arriving in Munich at 2:50p.
Booking is now open for these flights on Lufthansa.com.
Vancouver – Delhi: Effective October 14 will BEGIN 3x/week service (Seasonal resumption).
Vancouver – Delhi: Effective October 31 increases from 3x/week to 4x/week.
Vancouver – Delhi: Effective between December 4 and January 31 increases from 4x/week to 5x/week.
Beijing – Athens: Effective September 30 will BEGIN 2x/week service (Previously scheduled to start November 1).
Beijing – Jakarta: Effective November 2 increases from 3x/week to 4x/week.
AIR NEW ZEALAND:
Auckland – Buenos Aires: Effective between March 25 and April 30 increases from 3x/week to 4/week.
Auckland – Shanghai: Effective between January 18 and February 28 increases from 7x/week to 10x/week.
Tokyo (NRT) – Los Angeles: Effective October 29 increases from 1x/day to 2x/day.
Vienna – Cape Town: Effective October 27, 2018 will BEGIN 2x/week service.
Vienna – Tokyo (NRT): Effective May 15, 2018 will BEGIN 5x/week service.
Sao Paulo – Santiago de Chile: Effective August 7 will BEGIN 2x/day service.
Taipei – Fukuoka: Effective October 29 increases from 7x/week to 10x/week.
Budapest – Chicago: Effective May 5, 2018 will BEGIN 2x/week service
Budapest – New York (JFK): Effective May 3, 2017 will BEGIN 4x/week service.
Frankfurt – Nagoya: Effective March 25 increases from 3x/week to 5x/week.
Shenzhen – Manila: Effective August 2 will BEGIN 3x/week service.
Antalya – Tel Aviv: Effective August 30 will BEGIN 4x/week service.
Trabzon – Yanbu: Effective June 29 BEGINS 1x/week service (Until September 14).
Austrian Airlines announced that it is set to return to two destinations next year.
Beginning with the Summer 2018 schedule, passengers will once again be able to fly Austrian from Vienna to Tokyo, Japan (Narita) and to Cape Town, South Africa. In their comments, Austrian suggests that market dynamics have once again made it lucrative to serve these long haul destinations. It also doesn’t hurt that they’ll be adding another Boeing 777 aircraft to the fleet next spring. At that point they’ll have 6 777 aircraft that can be deployed on their long haul routes.
Flights to Tokyo will begin first with 5 flights per week starting on May 15, 2018. Cape Town will be launched later in the year with 2 flights per week beginning on October 27, 2018.
Lufthansa has begun to tweak their operations for Spring/Summer 2018. Typically the changes in aircraft that fly certain routes are as a result of seasonal demand on a route, scheduled maintenance, or aircraft retirement.
Thus far, Lufthansa has made changes on 10 of their routes that will see different aircraft fly he routes for at least the Spring and Summer next year.
Frankfurt – Beijing: Beginning on March 25, an Airbus A346 will take over for the 747-8i / A380 that currently fly the route.
Frankfurt – Hong Kong: Beginning on March 25, an Airbus A346 will take over from the A380 that currently flies the route. Specifically, the last A380 flight to Hong Kong will take place on October 27, and between October 27 and March 25 the 747-8i will be deployed on the route until March 25.
Frankfurt – Los Angeles: Beginning on March 25, an Airbus A346 will replace the A380 on flights LH456 and LH457. The 747-8i will continue to fly flights LH450 and LH451.
Frankfurt – San Diego: Beginning on March 25 an A343 will be deployed on the new route that begins on that day.
Frankfurt – Seoul: Beginning on March 25 the A346 will take over for the 744 and A380 that currently are scheduled on the route.
Munich – Beijing: Beginning on March 25 the A380 will take over for the Airbus A346.
Munich – Hong Kong: Beginning on March 25 the Airbus A380 will take over for the Airbus A346.
Munich – Los Angeles: Beginning on March 25 the A380 will replace the A346 on the route.
Munich – Singapore: Beginning March 27, the new (resumption of service) route will be served by an Airbus A350.