-Korean Air and Air France have signed a codeshare deal on flights between Paris and Seoul. The two carriers now operate six weekly flights, of which five will be codeshare services.

-All Nippon Airways is seeking permission to open a new non-stop daily service from Tokyo to San Francisco, using a Boeing 747-400 from December.

-American Airlines is to expand its partnership this month with British Midland by code-sharing via Manchester, UK, to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland. American is also launching daily services next May between Chicago and Amsterdam and between New York Kennedy and Frankfurt, using Boeing 767-200ERs.

-United Airlines will introduce services between London Heathrow and Boston in April, using a 767-300ER.

-Singapore Airlines (SIA) has extended its links to the Star Alliance, with a code-sharing agreement with Scandinavian partner SAS.

-Eurowings is to fly, in partnership with Alitalia, six times a week from Stuttgart to Rome with an ATR 72, and three times a day on Mondays to Fridays from Stuttgart to Münster/Osnabrück.

-Qantas has announced a thrice weekly code-share agreement with Swissair between Sydney and Zurich via Singapore. Qantas has also signed a code-share deal with Aerolinas Argentinas on four weekly flights between Sydney and Buenos Aires via Auckland. ++ Royal Jordanian Airlines is to move its European hub to Shannon in Western Ireland.

-British Airways has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nigeria Airways, which will see three flights a week operated by BA on Nigeria's behalf between Lagos and London Heathrow with a Boeing 747-400.

-From 25 October, Lufthansa will fly three times weekly via Dubai to Mascat in Oman. Two other new destinations will be code-shared with Air New Zealand: one daily service via Singapore to Christchurch, and twice weekly to Auckland via Los Angeles.

Source: Flight International