CANBERRA, Australia (AP) _ Australian airline Qantas will resume flights to New York via Los Angeles starting next year.

The carrier's chief executive Geoff Dixon said Thursday that the New York service, which was cut after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, would resume from Feb. 27.

The service will fly each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday out of Sydney, with return services operating the same days from New York.

Qantas said it will also increase its services to Hong Kong, with three additional flights each week operating from Sydney on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to these changes, Qantas will operate all of its services between Australia and Frankfurt, Paris and Rome via Singapore from March 31, 2002.