Palestinian Airlines has initiated services between Gaza and Larnaca and will add Rome and Istanbul to its network this year. French train operator SNCF and United Airlines have added eight new destinations to the Paris Charles de Gaulle-Lyon route. From the end of March, Angers, Le Mans, Rennes, Poitiers, Tours, Bordeaux and Lille will be added to the codesharing partnership. Delta Air Lines has applied for US approval to operate codeshares with partner Air France from Paris to Vietnam. Nigeria Airways is seeking a major European airline partner to operate jointly direct flights to the USA. Pro Air has introduced a direct service from Indianapolis to Orlando, and a new connecting service from Seattle to Atlanta, Indianapolis and Orlando. Olympic Airways is introducing new routes during this summer season from Athens to Manchester, (with an onward service to Boston) Tehran, Bengazi and Boston. A direct Thessaloniki-London Gatwick flight will also begin. Delta Connection carriers Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Comair have begun daily Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet services between New York LaGuardia and Charleston, South Carolina; Greensboro, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; and Richmond, Virginia. Condor will begin weekly services between Frankfurt, Germany, and Fort Myers, Florida, on 7 May. The flight will stop in Tampa outbound and return non-stop to Frankfurt. United Airlines has received US approval to codeshare with Austrian Airlines, beginning on 15 April with Austrian's new services from Chicago O'Hare, Washington Dulles and New York Kennedy to Vienna. The Austrian Airlines Group - Austrian, Lauda Air and Tyrolean Airways - joined the United-led Star Alliance on 26 March. BWIA West Indies Airways has received a one-year approval from the USA to introduce services between Port of Spain, Trinidad, and Atlanta.

Source: Flight International