KLM implemented a 15% capacity reduction last month, with smaller aircraft being introduced on some long-haul routes, and Malmö and Atlanta no longer served non-stop. Despite the cuts, KLM has increased frequencies on some high-yield routes from Amsterdam including to Johannesburg (from three to 10 weekly), to Lagos (by one to seven), and to Shanghai (from two to three). United Express carriers Air Wisconsin and SkyWest have repositioned Bombardier CRJ 50-seat regional jets to Los Angeles to "aid United Airlines in operational changes" resulting from the 11 September terrorist attack. SkyWest is operating 20 daily departures in addition to its existing United Express service using Embraer EMB-120 turboprops. Air Wisconsin is operating 10 daily departures and will re-establish seasonal BAe 146 service to Aspen, Colorado, on 15 December. Virgin Express has inaugurated a twice-weekly service between Brussels and Faro in Portugal. Adria Airways has begun twice-week-daily services between Frankfurt and Vienna using Bombardier CRJs. Air Canada has inaugurated daily services to Phoenix, Arizona, from Calgary and Vancouver and twice-weekly service from the Canadian cities to Las Vegas. Delta Air Lines has begun codesharing on El Al flights between New York Kennedy/Newark and TelAviv, Israel, replacing its own service, which was axed after the 11 September attack. Channel Express has been awarded a charter contract by the UK's RoyalMail to operate daily mail services between the UK and Germany. Flights will be operated by a Boeing 737-300F. Lufthansa introduced four-times-daily services between Stuttgart and Brussels on 28 October using CRJ100/200s. JAT Yugoslav Airlines has added a Belgrade-Berlin-Hamburg-Belgrade flight and doubled frequencies from two to four a week to Skopje, Macedonia. On its domestic network it has added two daily flights to Tivat and three to Podgorica.

Source: Flight International