Thought it would be interesting to inform those who are not aware yet:
JL 15/16 will operate again this summer using the 744. So this will make YVR-NRT a 10x weekly flight again
It is also interesting to note that JL 17/18 will extend their ground time a bit. I wonder what is the reason for this. Their current ground time is about 1hr 50 min, but this will be extended by 10 minutes. (When I flew on this flight, about 10 times now, the plane never was able to push back on time. Our longest push-back delay being 1hr 30 min).
Also, AC will not fly the 9/10 route this summer from what I see on the yvr homepage. So no AC to NGO this summer?
I see that the double daily KIX flights will operated in the summer months
And AC will also bring in two A330-300 from LHR. I think this is the first time that they are doing this? I have seen one A330-300 and one B767-300 in other years. And also, their 3x daily LHR flights will be cut down to two during the entire summer. Are they in a seirous shortage of aircrafts? I thought LHR and NGO can bring profit to AC?
KLM will start its weekly ops again from its 5x weekly. They will bring back the MD-11s. I hope they keep it this way for a few summers
Other than that, LH will operate its A340-600 this summer rather than the B744 that they brought in last summer
And Qantas that everyone is waiting for. They will fly in on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays with a 744 aircraft. I am glad that they have a ground time of close to 4 hours at YVR. This will give it a lot of time of photographing.
Also, has anyone heard about JL increasing their YVR flights the whole year round? I heard that in return for slashing NRT-LAS-LAX-NRT or KIX-LAX, they will increase their YVR flights but.....
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