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.
For the Winter 2018/19 timetable, Eurowings has increased capacity on certain routes and altered frequencies on 2 destinations.
As far as the capacity increases are concerned, effective October 30 the A343 will replace the A333 on flights between Dusseldorf and Fort Myers. On October 28, the A343 will replace the A333 on flights between Dusseldorf and Miami.
The reason for the change is due to increased passenger demand for flights to warmer destinations during the Winter.
On October 28, service between Munich and Punta Cana will increase from 1 flight per week to 2 flights per week. SunExpress will operate those flights.
Beginning October 31, service between Munich and Mauritius will be reduced to 1 flight per week (previously 2 flights/week).
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.