Aer Lingus will codeshare with British Airways on the Newcastle-Dublin route from 25 March, with flights to be operated by Brymon Airways' Bombardier Dash 8s. The agreement follows Aer Lingus' withdrawal from the route with the phase-out of its Fokker 50s. World Airways will operate three return flights to Mecca from late this month until early April for Hadj pilgrims in a $16 million deal with Garuda Indonesia. The flights, operated by Boeing MD-11s, will carry pilgrims from Borneo and Sumatra in Indonesia to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. World Airways has been operating Hadj flights for Garuda since 1974. Korean Air will drop the Seoul-Boston sector of its three times weekly Seoul-Boston-Washington route on 1 February due to lack of demand. Northwest Airlink will operate four times daily all-jet services between Pensacola Regional Airport and Northwest's Memphis, Tennessee, hub from 3 March, replacing a Saab 340 turboprop with Bombardier CRJ200s. Memphis-Chattanooga services will also become an all-jet operation from 2 March. Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines will begin a regional jet service between Delta's Atlanta hub and Ottawa, Canada, on 1 April, with two daily flights using CRJ200s. Caribbean carrier LIAT has launched de Havilland Twin Otter services between Antigua and Canefield, Dominica, operated by partner airline Carib Aviation. Meanwhile, Air Caraibes is operating services between St Lucia and Canefield with onward connections from St Lucia to points south in the LIAT network. Midway Airlines will introduce twice daily services between Raleigh-Durham and Denver, Colorado, on 14 February. Mahan Air of Iran was due to launch weekly services between Tehran and Seoul via Bangkok on 15 January following approval from the South Korean Government, according to Flight International's sister online service Air Transport Intelligence.

Source: Flight International