Augsburg Airways is to operate two new services from 1 November as part of its franchise deal with Lufthansa. The airline will now from Hof to Bayreuth, and from Frankfurt to London City Airport.

Air New Zealand and Air Canada have announced their implementation of a codeshare agreement on routes between Auckland, Vancouver and Toronto.

Emirates and Thai Airways International have entered into a codeshare deal for flights between Dubai and Bangkok.

EVA Air is expanding its codesharing agreements with Ansett Australia and Air New Zealand. It will operate jointly with Air New Zealand on its Taipei-Brisbane route and will codeshare with Ansett Australia on flights between Taipei and Sydney and with Air New Zealand between Taipei and Auckland. EVA is also launching dedicated cargo services from Taipei to Dallas-Fort Worth on 23 November.

-South African Airways will add two direct flights from London Heathrow to Cape Town.

-Crossair is to expand its network by increasing the service between Euro Airport Basle-Mulhouse-Freiburg and London City Airport to three flights a day, all operated by Saab 2000s. It will also increase the Zurich-London City route from three to four a day. New routes include Basle, Stockholm Arlanda and Zurich-Gothenburg and, in Germany, Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden. Crossair will also run a midday flight between Basle and Valencia

-The reported suspension of Singapore Airlines' services to Sendai, Japan and Cairns Australia, was incorrect.

-Lufthansa will resume services to Australia under a new liberalised bilateral in a codesharing agreement with alliance partner Singapore Airlines, due to begin with the new October schedules. The new air services agreement offered Lufthansa the option of 14 of its own services into Australia, or unlimited capacity to any five Australian destinations under the codeshare agreement.

Source: Flight International