Ethiopian Airlines has signed a codeshare agreement with Air Cote d’Ivoire to expand its reach and improve its services.

Pursuant to the agreement, Ethiopian Airlines’ customers travelling from West African countries will be able to access Air Cote d’Ivoire direct flights to Newark, New Jersey, US, via Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

Air Pacific (Fiji Airways) has signed a codeshare agreement with British Airways.

British Airways will place its code ‘BA’ on flights operated by Fiji Airways from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Nadi, Fiji, under the codeshare partnership.

The codeshare agreement will be effective from 13 June.

“AAI aims to upgrade nationwide network operations and improve the performance, reliability and security of the air traffic management (ATM) network.”

China Southern Airlines Company plans to issue new A-Shares through a private placement.

Headquartered in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, the airline offers domestic and international passenger and cargo transportation services.

Sharjah International Airport has awarded a contract to Frequentis and Bayanat Engineering UAE to upgrade voice communication equipment.

The contractors will replace the existing Schmid Telecom system and install Frequentis’ VCS3020X end-to-end IP communication solution to improve air traffic management at the airport.

The advanced communication solution features a range of workload sharing and networking capabilities, and will allow the airport to better manage all communications between the air traffic control tower and cockpits.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has awarded a 15-year contract worth Rs9.44bn ($141m) to Harris Corporation to upgrade air traffic management communications infrastructure in the country, under Futuristic Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) programme.

Harris will serve as the prime contractor and systems integrator for the FTI programme.

AAI aims to upgrade nationwide network operations and improve the performance, reliability and security of the air traffic management (ATM) network.