Canadian low-cost carrier CanJet began operations on 20 June with four Boeing 737-200s, linking Toronto, Halifax in Nova Scotia and St John's in Newfoundland. Montreal and Ottawa will be added on 27 June and Moncton in New Brunswick on 4 July.

US Airways Express carrier Piedmont Airlines will begin four daily flights between Washington National and Toronto, Canada, on 7 July, adding a fifth daily flight on 4 August.

Croatian carrier Trade Air has started passenger flights between the eastern Croatian town Osijek and coastal airports in Pula, Split and Zadar using Let 410s.

SilkAir will launch direct non-stop services between Singapore and Macau on 2 July.

Air Canada has begun daily Toronto-Dublin flights, with onward service to Shannon, Ireland. Meanwhile, its no-frills carrier Tango Service has started daily flights between London in Ontario and Halifax, in Nova Scotia, and London and Vancouver via Calgary.

From January, Midwest Express Airlines will become Midwest Airlines. The carrier says it is losing revenues as "Express" is associated with regional airlines. Regional subsidiary Skyway Airlines will become Midwest Connect.

Air Bosna has introduced four weekly flights from Sarajevo and Banja Luka to Belgrade, with connections to Ljubljana in Slovenia and Dubrovnik in Croatia without aircraft change.

US Airways has applied for approval for a daily service to Nassau in the Bahamas from Washington National beginning in November. Meanwhile, the airline is finalising agreements to co-operate with three small Caribbean airlines as it steps up flights to the region from its US hubs. The US carrier's new GoCaribbean marketing initiative is built around associate carrier agreements with Antigua-based Caribbean Star, Winair of St Maarten and Nevis Express.

SN Brussels Airlines has started twice weekly services between Brussels and Freetown, Sierra Leone, with an Airbus A330 wet-leased from Birdy Airlines.

Source: Flight International