January Airline Update
Lufthansa add new routes to meet increased demand for the 2023 Summer season.
The airline will offer non-stop flights between Frankfurt and London Gatwick in addition to their current services to London Heathrow and London City. The new route will begin on April 23 and operate twice daily.
LH 1520 will depart Frankfurt at 9:15am, arriving into Gatwick at 9:50am and LH 1522 will depart Frankfurt in the afternoon at 4:15pm, arriving into Gatwick at 5:25pm.
The returning flights LH 1521 will depart Gatwick at 10:50am, arriving into Frankfurt at 1:20 and LH 1522 departing Gatwick at 6:10pm and arrive into Frankfurt at 8:40pm.
The new route will be operated by an Airbus A320 with a capacity of 168 including a 28 seat Business Class cabin.
In addition to the Frankfurt – Gatwick route, Lufthansa are adding more than 205 destinations worldwide to their Summer route schedule including:
Services between Frankfurt and:
Belfast – 4 services a week
Oviedo Asturias – 3 services a week
Skopje – twice daily
Biarritz – 1 service a week
Services between Munich and:
Osaka – 3 services a week
Oviedo Asturias – 1 service a week
Bordeaux – 3 services a week
Finnair to increase flights between Helsinki and Asia
Finnair will be resuming operations on flights between Helsinki and Osaka with 3 weekly flights from March 26. The services will operate from Helsinki on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with the return service operating on Monday, Thursday and Saturday.
In addition, there will be a boost to flights between Helsinki and Narita increasing the frequency to 4 times a week from 28th March, while continuing to operate daily flights between Helsinki and Tokyo Haneda. This increase will result in 14 weekly connections between Finland and Japan. Many of these flights are operated in codeshare with Japan Airlines and British Airways.
Finnair will also be increasing services from Helsinki to Hong Kong and Delhi to daily flights during the 2023 Summer period.
Emirates to reintroduce flights to Tokyo Haneda
After pausing the route over the pandemic, Emirates will reintroduce flights between Dubai and Tokyo from April 2. The service will operate twice daily on the airlines newest fleet of Boeing 777-300’s and will feature the ‘Game Changer’ First Class Suites. The aircraft offers 6 of the Suites in a 1-1-1 configuration and provide up to 40 feet of personal fully enclosed space.
Emirates returned the A380 on the daily service between Dubai and Tokyo Narita in November 2022 along with the Boeing 777-300 operating the daily service between Dubai and Osaka.
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