British Airways has increased services from London/Heathrow to Johannesburg to 13 flights per week and added two weekly services to Singapore and a third to Beijing. BAalso has increased frequencies from Heathrow to Geneva, Milan, Mexico City, Barbados, Tehran, Jakarta.

BA's flights to Oporto have transferred from Heathrow to London/Gatwick. BA has added flights from Gatwick to Helsinki via Stockholm and increased frequencies from Gatwick to Tampa, Orlando, Islamabad, Sofia and Edinburgh.

KLM has introduced twice weekly flights from Amsterdam to San Juan via St Maarten using an MD-11, twice daily flights to Bologna using Fokker 70s, and thrice weekly services to Baku, Azerbeijan, with a Boeing 767. In November, Kenya Airways started flying one of KLM's four weekly flights to Nairobi, while Ansett Australia will start codesharing on KLMflights to Adelaide and Cairns.

In December, KLMwill increase frequencies to Accra and Taipei and stop flying to Calgary. As of January 1997, KLMwill add a fifth weekly flight to Atlanta. KLMand Northwest are to start a daily service between Amsterdam and New York/Newark in May, with a Northwest DC-10.

Lufthansa has started codesharing with Thai Airways from Bangkok to Chiang Rai, Hat Yai and Surat Thani, Thailand, and to Taipei. The partners have added four weekly codeshare services from Frankfurt to Bangkok and third weekly flights on Munich-Bangkok and Frankfurt-Bangkok-Auckland.

Lufthansa and United Airlines have started codesharing beyond Chicago to Birmingham in Alabama, Knoxville and Memphis in Tennessee, and Lincoln in Nebraska.

Air Canada and Lufthansa have added a second nonstop daily flight from Frankfurt to Toronto, using a B767-300.

Lufthansa has started codesharing with SAS on daily flights from Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart via Stockholm to Kiruna, Lulea and Sundsvall.

Lufthansa has started nonstop flights from Frankfurt to Windhoek with a B747-400, and has added extra connections from Munich to Cairo, Valencia and Zürich. Augsburg Airlines commenced daily flights from Munich to Dortmund and Erfurt as Team Lufthansa. Lufthansa has started five weekly services from Düsseldorf to Katowice in Poland.

South African Airways' flights to Singapore via Bangkok are now flown in association with Thai Airways International following its decision to develop Bangkok as its primary Asian hub. SAA's three flights to Hong Kong have become non-stop services, with two originating in Cape Town and the third in Johannesburg, while the Johannesburg-Bangkok-Taipei flight now operates twice weekly. SAA intends to add Japan to its network in April 1997.

Emirates has added Kuala Lumpur and Sanaa to its network, and increased frequencies to Nairobi and Jakarta.

Japan Airlines is resuming flights to India, with weekly flights from both Tokyo and Osaka to New Delhi.

Northwest Airlines is launching a thrice-weekly service from Minneapolis-St Paul to Osaka, and plans to make the service daily from June. Minneapolis-Tokyo flights become daily from December.

Garuda is re-entering the London market, with two weekly B747-200 flights from Bali and Jakarta to Gatwick.

Canarias Regional Air is to operate its eight ATPs under the name Air Europa Express, following a franchise agreement with Air Europa.

United Airlines is introducing four daily flights from Newark to Boston and one to San Diego in January 1997.

Source: Airline Business