- 24 September, 2002
- SOURCE: Flight International
Northwest Airlines will begin daily flights between Detroit and Nassau, Bahamas, on 18 December. It will also begin weekly services from Detroit to Montego Bay, Jamaica, increasing to four flights a week on 1 February when Northwest will also launch daily services between Memphis and Puerto Vallerta, Mexico. Ariana Afghan Airlines has resumed services between Kabul and Frankfurt, via Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and Istanbul, after a break of 20 years. It has also selected Sharjah as its hub for Middle Eastern and European operations. Gulf Air is to operate four weekly flights from Bahrain to Paris, and three from Abu Dhabi to Paris, starting on 27 October. Alpi Eagles will start four daily flights from Verona to Rome next month. It plans to add two Boeing 737-700s to its fleet of eight Fokker 100s. SN Brussels Airlines began scheduled services linking Brussels and Angolan capital Luanda on 15 September and will add Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on 27 October. Both routes use Airbus A330-300s wet-leased from Birdy Airlines. The Belgian carrier will also begin scheduled services between Brussels and Seville on 27 October operating a BAE Systems Avro RJ. Frequencies will be increased from two to three daily to Strasbourg and from four to five to Copenhagen. Air France subsidiary Régional will start three daily services from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Aberdeen and Bristol on 27 October using Embraer ERJ-135s andERJ-145s. BMI Regional is to launch daily services from Edinburgh to Stornoway, in the Scottish Western Isles. Meanwhile, Bmibaby has received clearance to operate daily flights to Geneva from East Midlands and Cardiff from 27 October. Air Canada is to add services under codeshare with BMI British Midland from Toronto to London Heathrow, Manchester and Glasgow and to Heathrow from Calgary, Ottawa-Hull, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and St John's from 27 October.