Johannesburg - Comair Limited, operator of British Airways in southern Africa will commence with scheduled services between Maputo International Airport and Johannesburg, O.R Tambo International Airport in May next year.
British Airways will increase its double-daily Johannesburg schedule by three extra flights a week from March next year, adding nearly 700 seats a week between London and Johannesburg.
Comair Limited, operator of British Airways in South Africa, will offer business and leisure travellers two daily flights between OR Tambo International and Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in Nelspruit as part of its new schedule.
Starting July 1, British Airways will introduce an increased schedule that will include an early-morning and late-afternoon departure from OR Tambo to Nelspruit.
London - Volcanic ash from Iceland caused widespread disruption at airports in Britain and other parts of northern Europe on Monday, grounding 1 000 flights and delaying hundreds of thousands of passengers, aviation officials said.
Eurocontrol, the European air traffic agency, said Britain and the Netherlands were the worst affected areas, although it expected the situation to improve later on Monday.
New York - Days of flight cancellations caused by a lingering mammoth volcanic ash cloud came to an end on Monday night for at least a few travellers who left New York's John F Kennedy airport on flights home.
Air France flight 023 to Paris took off three hours behind schedule and the hundreds of passengers lined up at check-in counters in New York's main airport suggested there would likely be more delays ahead.
Scottish airspace is due to reopen on Tuesday, but flight restrictions will remain in place for most of the UK.
The air traffic control body, Nats, said from 0700 BST on Tuesday Scottish airspace south to a line between Teesside and Blackpool will reopen.
It added that mainland Scottish airports would be open.
Nats said restrictions to airspace above England and Wales could be lifted later on Tuesday if the volcanic ash cloud continued to move away.
British Airways and Iberia (Spain's flag-carrying airline) have signed a merger agreement which should result in a joint venture from the end of the year. The comanies released a statement, which I pinched from the BBC site, saying "the merger would benefit shareholders, employees and customers" and it is also expected to save the airlines 400m euros ($533m; £350m) a year. At the rate BA is heammoraging money, that's good news.
London - Volcanic ash from last week's eruption in Iceland could hit the eastern coast of Canada later on Monday, forecasters at Britain's Met Office said.
Forecast charts show the ash could touch Canada from about 12:00 GMT, and forecaster Bob Syvret told AFP: "It does suggest that the remnants of the volcanic plume may be appearing near the Newfoundland area."
He said this was likely the remnants of the first eruption on Wednesday, which has been carried over on an area of high pressure.
Winds have taken most of the ash cloud ease.
Brussels - Disruption of air traffic because of the spread of volcanic dust from Iceland will last at least another 24 hours, European aviation control agency Eurocontrol said on Friday.
Eurocontrol said in a statement that it expected some 11 000 flights in European airspace on Friday, compared with about 2 000 normally. On Thursday, there were 20 334 flights, it said.