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.
Lufthansa has announced beginning with the Winter 2018 season, they will no longer fly Frankurt-Jeddah-Addis Ababa as a single route. Instead, the 2 cities will now see dedicated service from Frankfurt. The new non-stop flights are both scheduled to begin on October 28, 2018.
For Addis Ababa, this means that an A340 will fly the route 5 times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (from Frankfurt). Flight LH598 will depart Frankfurt at 2:10p and arrive in Addis Ababa at 10:55p. The return flight will operate as LH599 departing Addis Ababa at 12:55a, arriving in Frankfurt at 6:35a.
For Jeddah, an A330 will fly the route daily except for Wednesdays. Flight 652 will depart Frankfurt at 2:10p, arriving in Jeddah at 9:40p. Flight LH653 will depart Jeddah at 1:50a, arriving in Frankfurt at 5:45a.
Lufthansa has made a few changes to their timetable to reflect more A350 aircraft entering service.
With their most recent changes announced on March 7, here is what we can expect:
Munich – Cape Town beginning on December 1 will be served by the A350, replacing the A340-600 currently on the route.
Munich – Chicago originally was scheduled to see the A350 during the Spring and Summer only, but that has now been extended into the Winter 2018/19 timetable.
Munich – Mexico City beginning on October 28 will have the A350 fly the route, however it will still share the workload with an A346. From October 28 to November 30, the A350 will fly the route on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday leaving the A346 to the flights operated on Thursday and Saturday. From December 1 to March 19, 2019 the A350 will fly the route Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday while the A346 will fly the route on Thursdays.
Munich – Mumbai effective October 28 will lose A350 service. It will be replaced by the A333.
Munich – New York (JFK) will see more of the A350 beginning on October 28. Between October 28 and January 12 the A350 will fly the route on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday while the A333 will fly the route on Wednesday and Saturday. Between January 13 and March 30, 2019, the A350 will fly the route everyday except for Saturdays. The Saturday flight will be flown by the A333.
Munich – Seoul will continue to see the A350 into the Winter 18/19 schedule.
Munich – Shanghai will see the A350 flying the route beginning on May 31, 2018. Initially it will fly the route on Thursday and Sunday. Then between July 3 and August 2 it will fly the route on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. Beginning August 3, the A350 will fly the route daily except for Monday and Wednesday.
Munich – Tokyo (HND) will continue to see the A350 into the Winter 18/19 schedule.