IBERIA AND QATAR AIRWAYS have entered into a codeshare agreement. Passengers have access to more destinations when connecting at hubs in Doha, Spain and Portugal, as well as mutual benefits with frequent flyer programmes Iberia Plus and Qatar Airways Privilege Club. KLM is to double the number of weekday flights offered between London City and Amsterdam from four to eight. The additional KLM Cityhopper services start on May 15 and will be operated by Cityjet under a “wet-lease” arrangement. Cityjet has reduced its own LCY-Amsterdam services and axed its London City-Rotterdam route, which it previously operated up to four times a day. NORWEGIAN has announced year-round routes from Gatwick to Seattle and Denver, to start in September. The twice-weekly (Tuesday and Saturday) Denver service will depart Gatwick at 0950 and arrive at 1240, with a Thursday flight being added for the winter season. The four-times weekly Seattle service will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Gatwick at 0950 and arriving at 1145. AMERICAN AIRLINES has resumed its seasonal service between Edinburgh and New York with a new business class cabin. The B757-200 has 16 fully-flat business seats in a 2-2 layout. On May 6 the airline will resume its seasonal Glasgow-Philadelphia route, also with a B757-200. WOW AIR will fly from Reykjavik to Chicago from July 13. The low-cost carrier will offer a one-stop service with connections available four-times weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays) from London Gatwick, Edinburgh and Bristol airports via the Icelandic capital. BRITISH AIRWAYS’ Gatwick service to Lima, which started last year, has been cancelled for the upcoming winter season. Instead it will boost its Gatwick-Mauritius route to five times a week. VIRGIN AUSTRALIA has launched an enhanced economy product. Economy X seats have greater legroom and are located at the front or in exit rows. The extra charge ranges from AU$29 (£17) for short-haul services such as Melbourne-Sydney to AU$149 (£88) for long-haul flights between Sydney and Los Angeles. ALASKA AIR GROUP is to retire the Virgin America brand following last year’s US$4 billion merger. It said: “The combined company will adopt Alaska’s name and logo, likely retiring the Virgin America name likely sometime in 2019.” Virgin America’s loyalty scheme will be merged with Alaska Mileage Plan next year.