Rotterdam revival

Transavia is developing Rotterdam as a second hub. Two Boeing 737-300s will be based at the airport from the 1999 summer season, operating to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Las Palmas.

German wings

German regional Eurowings continues to expand out of the UK with a new London Stansted Dortmund service. Like the Nuremberg link, it is flown in a code-share with KLMuk.

Tyrolean expansion

Austrian regional Tyrolean Airways is planning to add the Moldovian capital Kishinev, and Mostar in Bosnia, to its winter schedule. It already added six new European destinations earlier this year.

Atlantic crossing

Regional airline Crossair is taking a big leap with the inauguration of a Basle-New York Newark service in collaboration with parent Swissair. New European destinations are also being added in Germany and Scandinavia.

Mixed-up Virgin

Virgin Atlantic has received mixed news from the UKCAA. While it has won authority to fly to Moscow, the CAA has awarded the sought-after extra frequency to Cape Town to British Airways.

German growth

British Airways-owned Deutsche BA is increasing frequencies on its internal German routes, particularly those serving Berlin.

Paris debut

UK low-fare airline Debonair will serve Paris Express Cergy-Pontoise Airport from London Luton in November.

Birmingham boost

British Airways franchise Maersk Air (UK) will add Geneva and Vienna to its Birmingham network from February 1999.

Market move

Icelandair has confirmed its commitment to the UK market with an additional service, bringing the number of weekly flights to London to ten.

Source: Airline Business