US Airways has applied to the US Department of Transportation (DoT) to serve four new Caribbean routes: New York LaGuardia-Nassau, Bahamas; Pittsburgh-Cancun, Mexico; Philadelphia- Aruba, Netherlands, Antilles; and Philadelphia-Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. An air services agreement has been signed between India and Bahrain under which each side can designate up to two airlines. The designated Indian carriers - Air India and Indian Airlines - are permitted to operate to Bahrain via any point in Asia, excluding the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman and Qatar. These flights can go on from Bahrain to anywhere in Europe and North America and Asia (excluding the UAE, Oman and Qatar). The designated airline of Bahrain, Gulf Air, can operate to Mumbai, Calcutta, Chennai and Trivendrum via Doha, Muscat and points in the UAE. United Airlines has filed with the DoT for slots to operate two daily non-stop roundtrip flights between Los Angeles and Washington National. British Airways will drop its loss-making daily services between London Heathrow and Jersey, in the Channel Islands, from October. Meanwhile, BA will upgrade services from London Gatwick, operated by its CityFlyer Express subsidiary, to an all-Avro RJ100 jet operation. Delta Air Lines has begun daily codeshare services on Aeromexico flights between Mexico City and Campeche, Mexico. Delta has also applied to codeshare between Los Angeles and Durango this summer and Atlanta and Merida starting in the autumn. AirTran Airways has applied to the US DoT requesting eight slots at Washington National Airport to fly five daily roundtrips between Washington and Atlanta. Aeromexico will launch scheduled daily services between Las Vegas and Mexico on 15 June. Air Canada regional affiliate Air Alliance has launched daily cross-border services from Toronto to Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky.

Source: Flight International