AVIATION BRIEFS

AVIATION BRIEFS

EMERY WORLDWIDE ADDS

FOUR DOMESTIC FLIGHTSPALO ALTO, Calif. - Emery Worldwide Wednesday said it has revamped its flight schedule and route system - adding four domestic cargo flights - as part of a new "Schedule Integrity" program that substantially has improved on-time performance.

Under the program, launched in mid-January, Emery Worldwide gained "much- needed flexibility" for its 98-aircraft freighter fleet, said Donald G. Berger, president of the air-freight subsidiary of Consolidated Freightways Inc.

The program allowed the company to expand its network. Emery now serves Colorado Springs, Colo.; Green Bay, Wis.; Providence, R.I.; and Wichita, Kan., with daily B-727 cargo flights.

The new flights add up to four hours to the local shipping day. Previously, local freight was trucked to the nearest airport served by Emery Worldwide.

NORTH STAR DOUBLES

JFK-HAITI FLIGHTS

JAMAICA, N.Y. - North Star Airlines has doubled the number of flights it provides each week to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.

North Star now offers four flights each week, up from two. The service is provided by a subcontractor, DHL Worldwide Express, using a Boeing 727.

Earlier, Arrow Air of Miami flew two flights each week using a DC-8-63.

North Star switched to DHL because that airline provides more capacity and greater flight frequency, said Gregory Himoff, North Star president.

DHL is leasing the craft to North Star during the daytime and using it at night for its own operations.

DELTA OFFICIAL HAILS

AIRLINE DEREGULATION

NASHVILLE - The nation must preserve the benefits of airline deregulation, said James W. Callison, Delta Air Lines' senior vice president, legal affairs.

In a recent speech before the Nashville Rotary Club, Mr. Callison said ''deregulation (of the airlines) is working both to keep fares down and service competition high."

"The re-regulators should leave the basic American free market principles alone and let the public, through market forces, shape the kind of air transport industry it wants," he added.

UNITED GETS EXEMPTION

For Toronto Service

CHICAGO - United Airlines received an exemption from the Department of Transportation to operate non-stop service between San Francisco and Toronto.

United said it plans to file with Canadian transportation authorities for expedited approval in order to launch the new service May 1.