China Airlines (CAL) and SkyTeam member Delta Air Lines have agreed to codeshare on US domestic flights and between Taiwan and the USA from early this year, subject to government approval. Delta will sell seats on CAL's daily flights between Taipei and Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York Kennedy airport. CAL will, in turn, sell seats on Delta's domestic flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Salt Lake City, Tampa and Cincinnati. Meanwhile, Delta and French railway operator SNCF have started codesharing on SNCF trains from Paris Charles de Gaulle to eight French destinations. BWIA West Indies Airways has signed a strategic alliance with neighbouring LIAT, which gives the Antigua-based regional carrier access to BWIA traffic at its main hubs in Antigua, Barbados and Trinidad, in return for LIAT feeding passengers from the smaller Caribbean islands to the international carrier. Korean Air has resumed services to Guam and Saipan, following the US Federal Aviation Administration's recent decision to reinstate South Korea's safety oversight rating to category 1. Frontier Jet, Mesa Airlines' new regional feeder operation for Frontier Airlines, will launch services on 17 February from Denver to Houston and San Jose. Mesa plans to add more destinations and have seven Bombardier CRJ200s flying by the end of 2002. Uzbekistan Airways has resumed twice-weekly flights between Tashkent and Birmingham, UK, temporarily suspended since the US terrorist attacks. United Airlines is launching services between Tokyo Narita and Taipei in April using slots made available by the opening of the new runway at the Japanese airport. US charter operator Boston-Maine Airways has received approval to begin scheduled services. The Portsmouth, New Hampshire-based carrier, an affiliate of Pan Am, plans to connect with the airline on flights to destinations in New England, Florida and the Caribbean.

Source: Flight International