As per 15AUG11 GDS timetable display, Greek carrier Hellenic Imperial Airways has extended Boeing 747 operation on Athens – New York JFK route into September 2011, due to issues with the lease of Airbus A340 aircraft. The airline currently targets A340 service starting 16SEP11. Overall frequency on this route is 2 weekly, reduced from planned 4 weekly.
Meanwhile, the airline has canceled Athens – London Gatwick service since July 2011, which was supposed to be operated by A340 as well. In addition, the airline also cancelled Johannesburg service until 21OCT11 at the earliest.
New York Schedule as follows:
HT411 ATH1730 – 2130JFK 742 15
HT412 JFK2330 – 1700+1ATH 742 15