LUFTHANSA Updates Long Haul Aircraft Assignments For Winter 2018/19

LUFTHANSA Updates Long Haul Aircraft Assignments For Winter 2018/19

Lufthansa has begun to update their Winter 2018/19 timetable to reflect changes in capacity due to seasonal shifts in passenger traffic.

For the most part, LH is increasing capacity on routes that favor warmer climates during the Northern Hemisphere’s winter.

The changes are as follows:

Frankfurt – Bangkok:  Beginning October 28, the A380 will replace the A343.

Frankfurt – Bogota:  Beginning October 28, the A346 will replace the A343 on the route.

Frankfurt – Dallas:  Beginning October 28, the A333 will fly the route exclusively (compared to a mix of A330 and A340 used last winter).

Frankfurt – Houston:  Beginning January 2, 2019, the 747-8i will replace the A380.

Frankfurt – Miami:  Beginning October 28, the A346 will replace the A380.

Frankfurt – New York (JFK):  Beginning October 28, LH404 and LH405 will be flown by an A343, replacing the A333 used last winter.

Frankfurt – Philadelphia:  Beginning October 28 the mainline A333 replaces the A340-300 CityLine.

Frankfurt – San Francisco:  Beginning October 28 the A346 replaces the A380.

Frankfurt – Seattle:  Beginning October 28 the A333 replaces the 747-400.

Frankfurt – Shanghai:  Beginning October 28, the A346 replaces the A380.

H/T:  AirlineRoute.net
 


 

Plane Spotter Alert:  Lufthansa Bringing New Livery To Seoul On Feb 26 To Pick Up German Olympic Team

Plane Spotter Alert: Lufthansa Bringing New Livery To Seoul On Feb 26 To Pick Up German Olympic Team

To bring the successful German Olympic Team home in style, Lufthansa has dispatched their 747-8i (D-ABYA) to Seoul.    Lufthansa flight LH713 scheduled for February 26 will fly the team home and at the same time bring the new look of Lufthansa to Seoul for the first time.  If you recall, D-ABYA is the one of the first LH aircraft to sport the new livery design.

Normally, passengers and spotters in Seoul see the 747-400 during this time of year so the regardless of the paint on the plane, seeing the 748 in ‘ICN’ will be a treat for those of us who enjoy this kind of thing!

If you happen to be at the games or at least in Seoul and want to get a glimpse of the bird, the flight is scheduled to depart Seoul (ICN) at 1:05p and is scheduled to arrive in Frankfurt at 4:45p. If you want to catch her arriving in Seoul earlier on Monday, she’s due to land at 8:50a.

 



 

VIDEO Of Lufthansa’s D-ABYA Taking Off From Frankfurt Wearing The New Livery

VIDEO Of Lufthansa’s D-ABYA Taking Off From Frankfurt Wearing The New Livery

On February 8, Lufthansa’s D-ABYA took off from Frankfurt for a day-long tour of German airports to show off the new livery design unveiled by the airline earlier in the week.

I was fortunate enough to be part of a photographer group that received special permission to be on the infield of the airport to catch her taking off.   This video captures the moments that she pulled away from Frankfurt.

As you watch the video, you’ll hear a slighty annoying ‘machine gunning’ noise.    That is my camera’s shutter going off while I was taking pictures.  I had a Go-Pro mounted on my flash-shoe so that I could take photos and capture video at the same time.

Enjoy!

 

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Images of D-ABYA’s departure from Frankfurt

Images of D-ABYA’s return to Frankfurt