Northwest Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines have renewed their codesharing agreement, originally signed in 1996, for a further five years. UK-regional Eastern Airways is to introduce a daily service between Edinburgh and Norwich from 11 June. The takeover of the route coincides with ScotAirways withdrawal of the service. Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines plans services between Dallas Love Field and Atlanta on 1 July using 50-seat Bombardier CRJs. Meanwhile American Airlines has reached agreement with Continental Express to continue using its gates at Dallas Love Field, allowing the US carrier to maintain its full Love Field schedule. American continue to press the Dallas City Council for permission to use three former Braniff gates in the east concourse. Swissair will be operating a second daily Zurich-Boston service beginning 18 June. Varig begins a second daily Los Angeles-Brazil service from 15 July. US Airways launched a daily Philadelphia-Manchester, UK service on 25 May. Philippine Airlines is returning to Australia with the resumption of direct services between Manila and Sydney, using an Airbus A340. Gemini Air Cargo began Boeing MD-11 freighter services from Detroit's Willow Run Airport on 25 May, on behalf of US charter management company Pathfinder Air Resources. UPS launched a second US-Australia service on 27 May, adding a weekly Boeing 767 freighter flight from Ontario, California to Sydney. Air New Zealand will offer codeshare services with Air Canada to Vancouver and Toronto via Honolulu, and to Vancouver via Los Angeles. Lufthansa has begun operating a codeshare arrangement with United Airlines on its flights between Dubai and Frankfurt. World Airways will begin twice-weekly Boeing MD-11 services between New York JFK and Tel Aviv on 2 July, on behalf of charter operator Lambda World.

Source: Flight International