Qantas is to launch New Zealand domestic routes using Boeing 737s from next month in the wake of the collapse of its local franchise operator. Pan American Airways plans to add a second six-times-per-week round trip flight between Orlando Sanford International Airport and San Juan, Puerto Rico, from 30 May. KLM is adding an extra rotation to its Amsterdam-Brussels service, which will be operated by its regional subsidiary KLM cityhopper. American Airlines is adding further service frequencies from its hub at San Juan in Puerto Rico to three US East Coast destinations. A second daily service between San Juan and Hartford, Connecticut is due to start on 2 July. Both services will operate with Boeing 737-800s. American Airlines will also drop two daily flights between Los Angeles and Paris, and Chicago and Rome. Air Canada is to launch a new holiday charter carrier later this year, flying to the Bahamas, Las Vegas, Mexico and the Caribbean. New scheduled routes include Kalamazoo and Toronto. Spanair is to open new routes from Madrid to Santander with the Boeing MD-82 and MD-83. From May, Malaysia Airlines will fly to Bangalore, Hyderabad and Mumbai, India, using Airbus A330-300s and Boeing 777-200ERs. Jet Airways has added Leh, Ladakh, to its network, to be served with a Boeing 737. China Xinjiang Airlines is to launch services between Hong Kong and Urumqui in northwestern China. Flights are due to start 23 June. A Manaus-Miami service will be operated by Brazilian operator TAM, using Airbus A320 aircraft. CSA Czech Airlines has extended its network to the Caucasus region launching a new charter service from Prague to the Armenian capital Yerevan. It will operate weekly using a Boeing 737 aircraft. Air Srpska of Bosnia-Herzegovina plans to increase frequency during the summer on Banja Luka-Belgrade and Banja Luka-Zurich services. The Belgrade-Sarajevo-Banjaluka roundtrip and planned flights to Tivat, Montenegro are still subject to NATO-controlled ATC approval. Cathay Pacific announced the launch of a new daily non-stop service between Hong Kong and New York starting on 1 September. The new service will increase the number of Cathay flights to North America to 56 a week.

Source: Flight International