SIA currently operates three round-trips a week between Singapore and Copenhagen. Subject to airport slot availability, Singapore Airlines’ schedule frequency on the route will increase to five flights per week from March 31, 2013.

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Turkish Airlines has placed an order for 15 A330-300s, the carrier’s seventh order for the A330 family and its 20th Airbus order overall. The 15 new Airbus A330-300 widebodies will be operated on medium- and long-haul routes from the Turkish Airlines hub at Istanbul’s Atatürk International Airport.

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The Star Alliance is to replace its existing premium-class and frequent-flyer lounge at Los Angeles International Airport with a new lounge in the redeveloped Tom Bradley International Terminal. Air New Zealand will design and manage the new lounge, which is set to open in May 2013.

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On September 1, LOT Polish Airlines will move its operations at JFK from Terminal 4 to Terminal 1. LOT will also transfer all its current flights serving Newark Liberty International Airport to New York JFK on October 29.

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Avianca, TACA Airlines and Copa Airlines have been inducted into the Star Alliance, cementing the alliance’s presence in Latin America and adding nearly 50 more airports to its network.

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The carriers expect the partnership to lead to growth in existing air services between Singapore and Scandinavia, and, subject to market conditions at the appropriate time, pave the way for a new route between Singapore and Stockholm.

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The codesharing agreement begins on April 20. Customers can immediately make reservations with TAP Portugal and Finnair on the codeshare flights.

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AeroMexico has signed an agreement with Brazilian carrier TAM Airlines to codeshare on flights between Mexico City and São Paulo, as well as on connecting flights to domestic destinations in both Brazil and Mexico.

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Currently, Singapore Airlines operates two of the flights with A380 superjumbos and one with a Boeing 777-300ER. From June 1, the third daily service will also be operated by an A380.

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United Airlines will begin daily non-stop service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Buenos Aires’ Ministro Pistarini International Airport on April 6. The new flight replaces United’s non-stop service between Washington Dulles and Buenos Aires.

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JetBlue Airways and LOT Polish Airlines, Poland’s flag carrier, are launching a new interline partnership which will allow their customers to book connections seamlessly through New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and LOT’s hub at Warsaw’s Frederic Chopin Airport.

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Star Alliance’s Chief Executive Board has unanimously accepted the membership application of Taiwanese carrier EVA Air, which is expected to join the alliance in mid-2013.

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LOT CEO Marcin Pirog told a press conference in Chicago that LOT would install a new aircraft interior design in its Boeing 787s. In April, the carrier plans to introduce new inflight menus, along with a new selection of beverages, new on-board equipment, new toys for children and other amenities.

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Ethiopian Airlines is launching four-times-weekly, non-stop service from Addis Ababa to Mahé in the Republic of Seychelles on April 1.

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Avianca and Taca, both owned by AviancaTaca Holding S.A., have signed a trade agreement with AeroMexico to explore opportunities to supplement their route networks with codesharing.

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As part of its effort to build a hub at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport in southwestern China, Air China will launch a four-times-weekly Shanghai-Chengdu-Mumbai route on May 2.

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Here’s a terrific, free idea for a Valentine’s Day gift, even if belated: Scandinavian Airlines has published the eighth edition of the SAS Crew Guide, its annual travel guidebook. The guide is mainly available as a free app for iPhone, iPod Touch and Android devices.

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Ethiopian Airlines is launching three-times-weekly service from Addis Ababa to Dammam, the capital of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, on February 12.

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Singapore Airlines and Scandinavian Airlines have agreed to boost services between Singapore and destinations in Scandinavia – with Sweden’s capital Stockholm potentially among the cities to be served non-stop from the Asian hub.

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