Lufthansa announced that it will increase the amount of flights between Munich and Tokyo (HND) for the Fall/Winter timetable for 2017/18.
Effective on October 29, daily A346 flights will take place between MUC and HND. During past winter schedules, LH typically only flew the route 5x/week. The daily service during the winter now matches the daily flights found in the Summer schedule.
Lufthansa has begun updating their Winter 2017/18 timetable by announcing service changes to Boston, Miami, and Chicago.
First off, Munich-Boston will no longer have the A350 on the route beginning on October 29. Starting on October 29, until December 1, an A330 will fly the route each day. Beginning on December 2, and lasting until March 24, 2018, the A330 will fly the route on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday while the A346 will fly the route on Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
A nice benefit to those of you flying the A346 will be the fact that you can book a first class seat for the cost of a business class seat since LH is technically not offering First Class on the route. Though you’ll have a first class seat, your inflight service will be business class, and no, you will not be able to access the First Class Lounges in Munich!
Between October 29 and March 25, Chicago will only see the A346 on flights to and from Munich. Currently LH is sending a combination of A333 and A346 aircraft on the route.
Miami will see a combination of the A346 and A333 beginning October 30. The A346 will fly the route on Wednesday and Sunday, while the A333 will fly the route on the other days.
Over the last few days, Eurowings has updated their timetable to reflect the launch of several new routes for the Fall/Winter of 2017/18. The routes are primarily seasonal, either bringing passengers to warmer climates or taking them to winter hot spots for skiing.
Some of the flights will be operated by the aircraft that have been wet-leased by Lufthansa from Air Berlin, while others will fly under Germanwings flight numbers and aircraft.
The new routes are as follow:
Cologne – Grenoble effective October 29 will begin 1x/week service (Sunday).
Dusseldorf – Marrakech effective November 4 will begin 1x/week service (Saturday).
Dusseldorf – Zagreb effective October 31 will begin 2x/week service (Tuesday / Thursday).
Munich – Barcelona effective October 29 will begin 4x/week service (Monday/Tuesday/Friday/Sunday).
Munich – Fuerteventura effective October 29 will begin 2x/week service (Tuesday / Sunday).
Munich – Lanzarote effective November 1 will begin 1x/week service (Wednesday).
Munich – Las Palmas effective October 31 will begin 2x/week service (Tuesday / Saturday).
Munich – Marrakech effective November 3 will begin 1x/week service (Friday).
Munich – Skopje effective October 31 will begin 2x/week service (Tuesday / Friday).
Munich – Tenerife South effective October 30 will begin 2x/week service (Monday / Thursday).
Salzburg – Birmingham effective October 30 will begin 2x/week service (Thursday / Saturday).
Salzburg – Glasgow effective December 9 will begin 1x/week service (Wednesday).
Salzburg – London Stansted effective October 29 will begin 4x/week service (Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday).
Salzburg – Manchester effective December 4 will begin 2x/week service (Monday / Friday).
Before Spring ever arrives (at least north of the Equator), LH is already looking to the end of the year and has tweaked aircraft assignments on a handful of long-haul routes. This of course is done primarily because of demand shifts based on the season as well as maintenance schedules for certain aircraft types.
The changes are as follows:
- Frankfurt – Atlanta beginning October 29 will see the A343.
- Frankfurt – Bangkok effective October 28 will see the A380 instead of the 744.
- Frankfurt – Chennai effective October 29 will see the 343.
- Frankfurt – Dallas effective October 29 will see a mix of the A333 and A343.
- Frankfurt – Hong Kong effective October 29 will see the 747-8i instead of the A380.
- Frankfurt – Male effective November 1 will see the A333 in stead of the A343.
- Frankfurt – Philadelphia effective October 29 will see the A343.
- Frankfurt – Rio de Janeiro effective October 28 will see the 747 instead of the 747-8i.
Source: Lufthansa Schedule Management
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.