Delta Air Lines will increase services from the US West Coast to New York Kennedy next year, adding a third daily flight from San Francisco in May, and beginning flights from Sacramento and San Jose in June. Delta is also launching services from Kennedy to Tel Aviv and Dubai, United Arab Emirates for its 2001 summer season. A new UK regional airline, Aero Celtic Airways plans to begin services next year with a Fokker F27 between London Luton and Waterford, Ireland. JetBlue has begun services between New York Kennedy and Salt Lake City. Braathens is discontinuing domestic services between Oslo and Roros, from Molde to Kristiansund and between Tromso and Murmansk, Russia. Trans World Airlines and Spanish carrier Air Europa have signed a codeshare deal. Northwest Airlines and Malaysia Airlines will begin codesharing on 1 January under the first alliance between a US and Asian carrier to receive US anti-trust immunity. Meanwhile, Northwest is expanding services between Minneapolis-St Paul and Honolulu, Hawaii, from seasonal to year-round. Syrian Arab Airlines has resumed flights between Damascus and the Jordanian capital Amman, after a break of 21 years. Transavia is introducing a "no-frills" scheduled brand dubbed Basiq Air. Services will begin in December from Amsterdam to Nice and Barcelona. Air Canada has inaugurated daily non-stop services between Vancouver and Shanghai. US Airways has received approval to begin non-stop daily services between Philadelphia and Brussels in May. British Airways regional subsidiary Brymon Airways is launching a thrice-daily service between Bristol and Dublin, with forward connections to Plymouth. The services will initially operate four days a week. Brymon will also be launching a thrice-daily service between Newcastle and Dublin, with a daily service between Newcastle and Cork.

Source: Flight International