Finnair and British Airways are extending their current partnership with several new code-shares flights within Europe.
Finnair General Manager – Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia, Geoff Stone said British Airways will place its codes on several of Finnair’s European destinations including the new non-stop flights from London Gatwick to Kittilä and Ivalo, which will begin operating for the European Winter season on 12 and 14 December 2017 respectively.
Finnair will place its codes on British Airways flights between London Heathrow and Tallinn, Copenhagen and Gothenburg.
The new code-shares aim to increase the connectivity for both carriers through their respective Helsinki and London airport hubs.
“The extension of our code share agreement with British Airways is great news for our customers as it will give them more opportunities and flexibility to choose from when booking their travel,” said Finnair Head of Partnerships and Alliances, Philip Lewin.
“We are delighted to offer our customers yet more choices of destinations between Japan and Europe with Finnair as part of our joint partnership with JAL and Iberia, and additionally the opportunity to fly direct to Lapland from London Gatwick this winter,” said British Airways Head of Alliances, Rishi Kapoor.
Finnair and British Airways are both members of the oneworld alliance and work together jointly through the Siberian Joint Business with Iberia and Japan Airlines for flights to Japan as well as through the Atlantic Joint Business with Iberia and American Airlines for flights over the Atlantic.
Finnair offers excellent connections from Australia with oneworld partners and flies between Asia/North America and Europe with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki.
Finnair carries more than nine million passengers annually and connects 17 cities in Asia and 3 cities in North America with more than 60 destinations in Europe. Finnair offers excellent connections from Australia with oneworld partners.
Finnair has been named Best International Airline – Offline in the prestigious 2017 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards for the fifth consecutive year.