Winter Schedule Changes 2019

Old Jun 26, 2019, 11:13 am
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Winter Schedule Changes 2019

New BA winter flights Aberdeen to Heathrow from October 27 2019

British Airways will add three flights to their schedule, increasing their Heathrow capacity to 50 fights per week during winter. More details here:

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/...ndon-heathrow/
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 11:15 am
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clearly someone has been readying the other thread and decided they need to act now to compete with KLM
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 11:38 am
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Last year they went from 53 to 47 flights a week so only reinstating half of what they cut.
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 11:50 am
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Quite a few changes for the W19 timetable. I have copied and pasted them here including the ABZ increase.

Winter 2019 schedule changes

Summary
We have announced a number of schedule changes to our network for Winter 2019. Changes are effective from October 2019, unless stated otherwise.

LONDON HEATHROW

NEW ROUTES
London Heathrow to Dammam (DMM) - new route from 1 December 2019 via Bahrain

FREQUENCY INCREASES
Cairo (CAI) - increased capacity from 27 October 2019 by operating a 787-8 aircraft instead of an Airbus A321
Nashville (BNA) - changing says of week to Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday from 27 October 2019. Frequency increase to 5 flights per week with an addtional service on Mondays.
Boston (BOS) - increased to 25 flights per week (extra service on Thursdays)
Dallas (DFW) - increased to 7 flights per week (extra service on Tuesdays), in addition to 24 flights per week operated by American Airlines
Philadelphia (PHL) - increased to 12 flights per week (extra services on Mondays & Tuesdays), in addition to 7 per week operated by American Airlines
Luxembourg (LUX) - additional 6 flights with night stop, from 14 flights to 20 flights per week
Madrid (MAD) - additional 7 flights, from 35 flights to 42 flights per week
Barcelona (BCN) - additional 7 flights, from 53 flights to 60 flights per week
Lisbon (LIS) - additional 7 flights, from 21 flights to 28 flights per week
Milan (LIN) - additional 7 flights, 47 flights to 54 flights per week
Larnaca (LCA) - additional 4 flights from 10 flights to 14 flights per week
Zurich (ZRH) - additional 2 flights from 44 flights to 46 flights per week
Warsaw (WAW) - additional 1 flights from 13 flights to 14 flights per week
Bucharest (OTP) - additional 1 flight from 13 flights to 14 flights per week
Zagreb (ZAG) - additional 2 flights, from 7 flights to 9 flights per week
Geneva (GVA) - additional 2 flights, from 79 flights to 81 flights per week
Glasgow (GLA) - additional 5 flights from 58 flights to 63 flights per week
Aberdeen (ABZ) - additional 3 flights from 47 flights to 50 flights per week
Edinburgh (EDI) - additional 3 flights from 66 flights to 69 flights per week
Grenoble (GNB) - additional 1 flight from 1 flights to 2 flights per week, ski season only (Feb-Mar 2020)

FREQUENCY DECREASES
London Heathrow to Jeddah (JED) - decrease frequency from 6 flights to 5 flights per week from 27 October 2019

TERMINAL SWITCH
Luxembourg moves from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5
Lyon moves from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5
Billund moves from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3
Hannover moves from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3
Zagreb moves from Terminal 5 to Terminal 3

LONDON GATWICK

FREQUENCY INCREASES
Cancun (CUN) - increase frequency by 2 flights per week to 5 flights per week
Punta Cana (PUJ) - increase in frequency by 1 flight per week between 21 December 2019 and 28 March 2020, total of 4 flights per week
Geneva (GVA) - increased frequency from 24 to 26 per week
Venice (VCE) - increased frequency from 21 to 22 per week
Salzburg (SZG) - increased frequency from 10 to 11 per week
Grenoble (GNB) - increased frequency from 3 to 4 per week
Naples (NAP) - increased frequency from 7 to 9 per week
Oporto (OPO) - increased frequency from 5 to 7 per week
Faro (FAO) - increased frequency from 10 to 11 per week
Tirana (TIA) - increased frequency from 9 to 10 per week
Marrakech (RAK) - increased frequency from 8 to 9 per week
Algiers (ALG) - increased frequency from 5 to 6 per week
Dubrovnik (DBV) - increased frequency from 2 to 3 per week

FREQUENCY DECREASES
Alicante (ALC) - decreased frequency from 8 flights to 7 flights per week
Lanzarote (ACE) - decreased frequency from 7 flights to 6 flights per week
Genoa (GOA) - decreased frequency from 5 flights to 4 flights per week
Innsbruck (INN) - decreased frequency from 5 flights to 4 flights per week
Malaga (AGP) - decreased frequency from 14 flights to 13 flights per week

CHANGE OF FLIGHT NUMBER
Change in flight numbers for domestic London Gatwick services to/from Edinburgh (EDI) and Glasgow (GLA) on or after 2 September 2019: LGW - GLA - LGW (BA2936/7 to BA2500/1, BA2944/5 to BA2502/3, BA2946/2931 to BA2506/7) & LGW - EDI - LGW (BA2956/7 to BA2510/1, BA2960/1 to BA2512/3, BA2956/7 to BA2514/5, BA2964/5 to BA2516/7, BA2968/2953 to BA2518/9)

CHANGE OF DAYS
Change Palma (PMI) day of week from TUE, FRI, SUN to THU, SAT, SUN
Change Malta (MLA) day of week from MON, TUE, THU, FRI, SUN to MON, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 11:59 am
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KARFA, the copy and pasted release has the new EDI-LGW and GLA-LGW flight numbers mixed up. It should be the opposite of what they have been put in their release. GLA flights currently are BA2953 to BA2968.
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 12:30 pm
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For what reasons would flight numbers be changed? Just curious
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 12:52 pm
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There must be more short haul reductions to be announced? Otherwise where have all these slots and aircraft come from?
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 12:55 pm
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It would be much better if they added a few flights from Aberdeen to Gatwick instead.
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 1:28 pm
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In terms of a Gatwick flight again, oh absolutely. Just had this conversation today funnily enough. I wonder if the economics would stack up for BA to reinstate semi regular flights? Meantime we're contemplating driving Aberdeen to Edinburgh to fly to Gatwick and connect to a long haul flight; bags checked right through, avoid schlepping round the M25 from Heathrow...

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Old Jun 26, 2019, 2:37 pm
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Where are they getting all the slots from for all these increases?
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 3:00 pm
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Originally Posted by andymcdonnell
Where are they getting all the slots from for all these increases?
14 a week from ending Kiev and St Petersburg. But that doesnt account for all of the above by any stretch.

Edit:- also 2 a week from Gran Canaria going to Gatwick and one from the Jeddah change noted above.

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Old Jun 26, 2019, 4:08 pm
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The schedules for some routes do not make sense. Take Zagreb, on the days they operate 2 flight, they are only 20min apart. They are clearly slot sitters. They could have been used new destinations or other routes. It also puzzles me that BA only flies to MLA 5 times a week and from LGW where LH operates 3 daily flights to FRA.
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 4:19 pm
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The schedules for some routes do not make sense. Take Zagreb, on the days they operate 2 flight, they are only 20min apart. They are clearly slot sitters. They could have been used new destinations or other routes. It also puzzles me that BA only flies to MLA 5 times a week and from LGW where LH operates 3 daily flights to FRA.
I was also looking at this thinking it was slightly odd. Surely they dont need 2 flights this close together. If they needed more capacity on the original 8:20 flight then changing an A320 to an A321neo would have worked and also saved a slot.
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 4:28 pm
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A more useful time would have been helpful! 20 minutes is odd and I bet many people will get lost going to wrong gate and delaying boarding. I was hoping for an afternoon/evening option. Would have made it more useful. Though at least Fri-Sun so good for weekends. And more avios seats for weekend trips.... Also a T5-T3 move...
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Old Jun 26, 2019, 4:42 pm
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Worth mentioning that ZAG has had a pretty generous landing fee incentive scheme.
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