1.      Delta Air Lines plans to codeshare on El Al Israel Airlines Boeing 747 flights between New York Kennedy and Tel Aviv beginning in March next year, subject to government approval. El Al will codeshare on Delta domestic flights from New York.

2.      Delta Shuttle will replace regional jets with Boeing 727s on flights between Boston and Washington National, beginning on 1 November. Delta Shuttle has also added an early morning New York LaGuardia-Washington flight as it replaces 727s with quieter 737-800s.

3.      British Airways low fare subsidiary Go has launched four services a week from London-Stansted to Tenerife.

4.      Continental Airlines will launch a daily Boeing 737-700 service between New York Newark and Aguadilla, Puerto Rica, on 14 December.

5.      Cathay Pacific is boosting overall capacity by 4% with the addition of 20 new services to Asian destinations in its winter schedule, starting 29 October. These will add to existing links with Cebu, Denpasar, Hanoi, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Surabaya and Taipei.

6.      American Eagle will begin a regional jet service between Chicago O'Hare and Greensboro commencing 15 December, using 50-seat Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft. The airline is converting its entire O'Hare operation to a regional jet service from 2 November. American Eagle is to revise services to the Bahamas, discontinuing flights from Miami to Governor's Landing on 7 January and adding flights from Ft Lauderdale and Miami to Freeport.

7.      British European is to launch the first ever route between Aberdeen and London City Airport on 29 October. The route will be operated by BAe 146s.

8.      Express package carrier, United Parcel Service (UPS), has begun Boeing 727-100 freighter services from Leeds Bradford Airport to Cologne. During October and November UPS will introduce its first Boeing 757-200PF in Europe, flying daily between Cologne and Madrid and Cologne-Barcelona-Valencia.

Source: Flight International