Alpi Eagles was to start daily flights from Catania, Sicily to Venice, Verona, Cagliari and Lampedusa and twice daily flights to Rome in October, using Fokker 100s.

British Airways franchisee Maersk Air is due to commence six daily services between Birmingham and Berlin/Tegel in January 1997, using Boeing 737-500s.

Royal Brunei Airlines started the first direct Europe to Yangon service in September, with twice weekly flights from London/Heathrow using B767-300ERs.

Continental Airlines is to codeshare with Scottish regional Business Air on flights from Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow to New York/Newark via Manchester.

SAS inaugurated a nonstop three weekly service from Stockholm to Arkhangelsk, Russia in September, using an MD-87.

Ryanair was to increase frequencies on its Leeds-Bradford to Dublin service in September from 13 to 14 times weekly, using a B737.

Ukraine International Airlines introduced an all business class daily flight from Kiev to Donetsk in October.

United Parcel Service started 12 weekly flights between Taipei and Osaka/Kansai in September, using a B747 freighter.

Lufthansa CityLine is to concentrate its maintenance and flight operations activities at Cologne in 1998.

Air France is increasing its weekday services between London/Heathrow and Paris/Charles de Gaulle from nine to 11 times daily, and will no longer serve Paris/Orly from Heathrow. Flights from London/City will now operate to CDG instead of Orly, with weekday services increased from four to five times daily. Flights from Heathrow to Marseille, Bordeaux and Nice will be suspended; weekday frequencies from Heathrow to Toulouse and Lyons will rise from two to three.

Swissair was to introduce a third weekly flight to Cape Town, a fifth weekly service to Johannesburg, a sixth weekly frequency to Cairo, and a third weekly flight to Muscat in its winter schedule. A new 'PendulAir' service will connect transfer passengers between Zürich and Geneva free of charge, with 10 A320 flights in one direction and 11 in the other.

Air UK was to start a route from Inverness to London/

Stansted. It plans to increase frequencies from London/City and Manchester to Amsterdam, and from Stansted to Düsseldorf, Copenhagen and Zürich.

Jet Airways is launching two weekly flights from Calcutta to its 20th destination, the business centre of Jorhat in Assam, northeast India.

Source: Airline Business