Brussels has announced that it will add an additional flight between Brussels and Mumbai on the heels of a successful route launch between the 2 cities. The new flight has been added to the timetable effective October 29, 2017.
Citing high load factors across all 3 cabins (Business / Economy / Economy Privilege), an additional flight will take place on Sundays, bringing to total flights between the cities to 6 (Daily except for Tuesdays).
Lufthansa has updated their timetable to reflect that the A350 will remain on routes from Munich to both Mumbai and Delhi beyond this Summer.
Initially, the A350 was scheduled to serve the routes until the end of the 2017 Summer timetable, but now the schedule reflects that the A350 will remain on these routes for the Winter 2017/18 schedule. This suggests that the A350 will be flying to these destinations through at least March of 2018.
Related: Lufthansa Announces Next A350 Destination
Lufthansa has taken delivery of their 3rd Airbus A350, D-AIXC, in Toulouse, France today. The aircraft is scheduled to be flown to Munich tomorrow where after a short period of fine tuning, will join ‘XA’ and ‘XB’ in daily service.
The delivery of the latest A350 makes it possible for Lufthansa to begin using the A350 on its Munich – Mumbai beginning on April 15. Ultimately 25 A350s will join the fleet and will be stationed between Frankfurt and Munich, as aircraft such as the A340 are phased out.
@LufthansaNews shared a few images from the official registration decals being applied to ‘XC’ earlier today:
Lufthansa A350 Gallery
The A350s new Economy cabin
The Lady in ‘Blau’
A few weeks ago, Lufthansa announced that Mumbai would be the 3rd destination to be served by the new A350s joining the fleet. They’ve further clarified the announcement to include the start date for the A350s service between Munich and Mumbai.
Beginning April 15, 2017 the A350 will take over for the A330 on the route. The flight numbers remain the same but the flight times have been updated to reflect the A350’s performance:
Flight LH764 will depart Munich at 11:40a and arrive in Mumbai at 11:05p.
Flight LH765 will depart Mumbai at 1:05a and arrive in Munich at 5:50a.
Previously, LH764 departed Munich at 11:35a and arrived in Mumbai at 11:55p, while LH765 departed at 1:25a and arrived in Munich at 5:50a.
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.