Australian deal - Under a revised agreement, Australia and Austria are to allow unlimited cargo flights and greatly boost passenger allowances between the two countries. Austrian carriers are granted an immediate 53% increase in the number of seats sold, while airlines from both countries can add extra flights from October and next March. Korea ban may lift - The Japanese Government is considering lifting a ban on North Korean charter flights which was imposed after a Pyongyang fired a rocket missile which crashed into waters north of Japan in late August. The ban may be lifted during a planned visit to North Korea by former Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama. Qantas MoU - Qantas and Polynesian Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding that is expected to lead to a codeshare agreement. It comes after Australia and Samoa signed a new air services agreement designed to boost weekly passenger capacity allowances by 50%. Back to Guam - Asiana Airlines has re-introduced services to Guam and Saipan after dropping them in the wake of a Korean Air crash in August 1997. Tashkent seats - Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is to codeshare with Uzbekistan Airways on services between Kuala Lumpur and Tashkent. MAS says it will offer 32 seats on its partner's twice-weekly flights.

Source: Airline Business