LanChile is to offer three nonstop flights a week between Los Angeles, California, and its base at Santiago, Chile, from 3 July, in addition to the daily Los Angeles service via Lima, Peru. It is also adding direct services to Buenos Aires, Argentina, with connections to Cordoba and Mendoza. Swedish carrier Skyways will operate a Stockholm Arlanda-Manchester, UK, schedule for SAS, starting on 31 October, using an Embraer RJ-145 regional jet. As a first step towards a full code-share - stalled by the US Department of Transportation - American Airlines and El Al of Israel have signed a reciprocal frequent-flier agreement, effective from 17 May, on all except El Al's transatlantic routes. Meanwhile, American is to move all of its Paris, France, flights to Charles de Gaulle from Orly Airport on 1 October. American operates five round-trip flights a day between the USA and Orly and will begin daily services from Los Angeles on 1 June. Dragonair is temporarily suspending its weekly flight to Tianjin in China and twice-weekly flights to Ningbo, effective from 1 May, because of falling loads. At the same time, it is adding a fourth daily flight to Shanghai and a third weekly flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. On 20 April, Aeromexico stopped its schedule to Lima, Peru, with chief executive Fernando Flores saying the carrier wants to target routes with better growth potential. It is not abandoning any of its other nine Latin American or Caribbean services. Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines and Aeromexico have applied to codeshare on a new non-stop service between Atlanta and Guadalajara, Mexico. Delta plans a daily Boeing 727-200 schedule from 1 July, carrying Aeromexico's code. American Trans Air is to fly six return non-stop flights a week to San Juan from Fort Lauderdale and from New York Kennedy, starting on 16 June. The Kennedy flights will be operated with a Lockheed TriStar and the Fort Lauderdale services with a Boeing 727-200.

Source: Flight International