Not one for letting grass grow under their feet, Lufthansa schedule management has begun to tweak their Spring/Summer 2019 timetable. Thus far only 2 changes have been filed in their system and they are minor, but many more are expected in the coming weeks.
Frankfurt – Bangkok effective March 31, 2019 will be flown by an A340-600 instead of an A340-300.
Frankfurt – Dallas effective march 31, 2019 will be flown by an A340-600 instead of an A330-300.
To meet an expected demand in traffic as a result of the Pentecost holiday ‘season’ in southern Germany, Lufthansa has assigned an A346 to flight between Munich and Palma de Mallorca during peak travel dates. Normally, the route is flown with an A321.
The flights that are affected by this change are as follows (verbatim from Lufthansa):
18 May 2018, LH1820, Munich 10:25 - Palma 12:30
18 May 2018, LH1821, Palma 13:45 - Munich 15:50
19 May 2018, LH2660, Munich 15:50 - Palma 17:55
19 May, 2018, LH2661, Palma 19:10 - Munich 21:20
20 May, 2018, LH1820, Munich 15:40 - Palma 17:45
20 May, 2018, LH1821, Palma 19:00 - Munich 21:05
1 June 2018, LH1820, Munich 10.00 - Palma 12:10
1 June 2018, LH1821, Palma 13:20 - Munich 15: 25
2 June 2018, LH2660, Munich 15:50 - Palma 17:55
2 June 2018, LH2661, Palma 19:10 - Munich 21:20
3 June 2018, LH1820, Munich 3.15 - Palma 5.20
3 June 2018, LH1821, Palma 18:25 - Munich 20:30
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).
While away for the last 2 weeks, Lufthansa released information concerning their Winter 2017/18 timetable. Their updates reflect the resumption of 2 routes to the USA as well as 1 to Asia.
Perhaps the most important announcement involved the resumption of service between Berlin (Tegel) and New York (JFK) as a result of Lufthansa’s takeover of certain Air Berlin routes. Beginning November 8, LH will fly between TXL and JFK 5 times per week (Daily except for Friday and Sunday). The last time that LH flew this route was back in 2001.
Flight LH406 will depart Berlin Tegel at 5:35p, arriving in JFK at 8:35p while flight LH407 will depart JFK at 10:20p, arriving in Berlin at 12:15p the next day.
In addition, LH has also announced the following resumptions of service between Dusseldorf and Miami. Beginning November 8, 2017 LH will fly the route 3x/week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.
Turning to Asia, Lufthansa announced that it will resume flights between Frankfurt and Shenyang, China effective March 26, 2018. The route will be flown 3x/week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from Frankfurt.