Delta Air Lines will shift its New York-Frankfurt-Mumbai flight to New York-Paris-Mumbai on 30 March to connect with codeshare partner Air France's flights from its Charles de Gaulle hub. The flight uses a Boeing 767-300ER. British Airways and KLM have finalised plans for a short-term network and frequent-flyer arrangement on certain Middle Eastern flights with effect from 31 March. Continental Airlines plans to launch the USA's first air/rail codeshare in mid-March, placing its code on Amtrak services connecting its New York/Newark hub with Philadelphia, Wilmington, Stamford and New Haven in the north-east USA. China Southern Airlines has reinstated its service between Beijing and Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, via Urumqi. Belgian charter start-up Thomas Cook Airlines is considering starting services to the African capitals Dakar in Senegal and Banjul in Gambia. The destinations were previously served by Sabena.

Source: Flight International