South African Airways has begun a weekly service between Cape Town and Frankfurt, as well as between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam. The service will use Alliance's B747SP.

Emirates has launched twice weekly services from Abu Dhabi to Beirut originating from its base in Dubai.

Transaero has launched daily flights from Moscow to St Petersburg using B737s.

FedEx has announced it will begin operations to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Myanmar.

EVA Air has used its second MD-11 freighter to launch new cargo routes from Taipei to Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, Singapore and Penang.

China Airlines was to extend its Taipei-Frankfurt service to Zurich and reroute it via Kuala Lumpur in mid-July. In addition the carrier was to launch a Taipei-Dubai-Rome service. The routes were to be operated by the carrier's subsidiary Mandarin Airlines.

Air Canada and Continental Airlines have announced 34 daily new codeshare services in Canada and the US, following Air Canada's codeshare deal with United Airlines.

Northwest and KLM are to make their Amsterdam-Washington flight daily from the end of October. Flights will be operated by a Northwest DC-10, rather than by KLM.

American Airlines will discontinue its London/Gatwick-Nashville service from the beginning of October.

British Airways will move its Central and East Africa services from London/Heathrow to Gatwick in spring 1996. Also next year, BA will introduce its own aircraft and crew on the Charlotte, Pittsburgh and Baltimore routes operated by codeshare partner USAir.

Lufthansa will resume twice weekly flights to Tirana from Frankfurt at the beginning of September. The German carrier has signed a codeshare agreement covering Business Air's Manchester operations.

Source: Airline Business