Air Canada is reducing its shareholding in Continental Airlines to 10 per cent, while retaining 4 per cent voting power, and plans to sell its remaining holding by early 1997. Continental will start a weekly New York/Newark-Dusseldorf flight in July.

United Airlines will launch nonstop Chicago-Hong Kong services on 16 July.

British Airways and America West are to introduce codesharing between BA's London/Gatwick-Phoenix flights and America West domestic destinations.

Ansett Australia is doubling its Sydney-Jakarta frequency to four a week and will start flights to Seoul on 2 July.

Emirates was set to launch twice-weekly Dubai-Athens flights on 1 June.

Southwest Airlines is to sell tickets on the Internet, the third carrier to do so after British Midland and Alaska Air.

South African Airways is extending two of its three weekly Hong Kong flights to Osaka/Kansai.

Qantas is to start twice-weekly flights from Cairns to Auckland and Bangkok in July and will add Cairns-Seoul in November.

Swedish regional carrier Air Express has begun Beech 1900D flights serving Stockholm, Norrkoping, Visby, Riga and Tallinn.


Source: Airline Business