The second stage of EVA Air and American Airlines' codeshare agreement has begun, enabling passengers to connect through Los Angeles on American's flights carrying EVA's flight codes, and through San Francisco and Seattle as of 26 July. Sabena has added a second daily service between Brussels and New York Kennedy, operating under a codeshare agreement with American Airlines. The Belgian airline has also increased services between Brussels and Montreal with a sixth weekly flight and has added a fifth weekly frequency to Nairobi, Kenya and Entebbe, Uganda. American and Thalys, the European High Speed Rail Network, have signed a marketing agreement to increase convenient air-to-rail connections between Brussels and American flights from Paris Charles de Gaulle. Other European cities may be added later. Delta Air Lines and Royal Air Maroc (RAM) are to begin codesharing later this year, pending government approval. Delta will place its code on RAM's Boeing 747-400 service between Casablanca and New York Kennedy. Delta will also offer codeshare services beyond Casablanca, to Agadir, Marrakesh and Tangier, Morocco on RAM's Boeing 737s. RAM would place its code on Delta flights from New York Kennedy to Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Tampa, Washington and Boston. Qatar Airways has increased its daily service between London Heathrow and Doha to nine times a week using an Airbus A300-600R. KLM Cargo is to start twice-weekly freighter services between Amsterdam and Helsinki, Finland, on 14 August using an Airbus A300B4 freighter leased from Schreiner Airways. Qantas and Canadian Airlines have launched separate flights between Australia and Canada following the dissolving of their codeshare after Canadian's purchase by Air Canada. Both of the carriers are offering services that will link Sydney with Vancouver and Toronto, via Honolulu in Hawaii.

Source: Flight International