All Nippon Airways
Due to mandatory inspections of the Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines used in many of ANA’s Boeing 787 aircraft continue, the carrier has cancelled a number of flights within Japan. No international flights will be canceled. However, the carrier may have to substitute aircraft with domestic seat configurations on a limited number of international routes such as Tokyo (Haneda) – Seoul (Gimpo). ANA’s list of domestic flight cancellations through August 31 is still available on its website. The list of cancellations for the month of September will be posted August 9. ANA’s revised winter schedule will be posted on August 21. For additional details please visit https://www.ana.co.jp/en/jp/topics/notice180705/.
Pittsburgh will become one of British Airways’ newest destinations as the carrier said it will add new year-round service from London Heathrow starting April 2, 2019. The four weekly flights will be operated with British Airways’ Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft. British Airways has not offered flights to Pittsburgh since 1999.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
KLM announced it will offer new flights three times a week between Boston and Amsterdam starting March 31, 2019. A fourth weekly flight will be added on July 1, 2019. All flights will offer KLM’s World Business Class and Economy Comfort Class in addition to regular Economy Class.
Skyteam global alliance member Korean Air said it will launch new flights between Seoul and Boston starting April 12, 2019. The five times per week service will be operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Due to closures of the railway system that operates between Terminal 2 and the satellite building at Munich’s airport, Lufthansa is recommending that travelers arrive to the airport early. Alternate bus service will be used to transport travelers from noon on Mondays to noon on Thursdays during the railway closures. Lufthansa says that the bus service will add an extra 20 minutes to the time needed for passengers to reach the K and L gate areas in the satellite building from Terminal 2. Passengers should look for signposts indicating the locations of the bus stops.