-Transavia will begin year-round, scheduled services from Amsterdam Schiphol to Seville and to Rhodes in its 1999 summer season.

-LTU resumes weekly non-stop flights between Munich and Cape Town on 6 November with a Boeing 767-300ER. The airline temporarily suspended flights to Cape Town six months ago, quoting less demand during the local winter season. The new service is expected to continue uninterrupted next year, and an additional weekly flight may be introduced in November 1999.

-Sabena will expand its route network during its 1998-9 winter season, during which it will receive three more Avro RJ100s, and its first of 33 A320 family aircraft, an A321 in February. Sabena will serve Stockholm, Gothenburg and Manchester five times daily, and increase frequencies to Tel Aviv, Palma, Ajaccio and Beirut. A new daily service will also be operated to Valencia and four weekly services to Tokyo and Dakar.

-Aer Lingus has confirmed plans to serve Los Angeles direct from Dublin, beginning next June. The three weekly flights will be operated by new A330-200s, and frequencies will rise to to five a week by 2000.

-Lufthansa Cargo and SAS Cargo, the parents of which are in Star Alliance, are linking express freight services and route networks. Lufthansa Cargo has opened its European route network for SAS Cargo express products, while, from February 1999, SAS Cargo will carry Lufthansa Cargo's express product on its network.

-Delta will codeshare on Sabena's three weekly Airbus A330 flights between Brussels and Cotonou, Benin, West Africa.

-British Airways has concluded a codeshare agreement with Emirates for the UK airline's flights between London Heathrow and Abu Dhabi, and Emirates' services from Dubai and Manchester. Emirates has begun daily services from Dubai to Melbourne, Australia, via Singapore, which it operates under a codeshare with BA partner Qantas.

Source: Flight International