Finnair and Japan Airlines expand cooperation
Thursday, 22 May 2008：Finnair and its oneworld partner Japan Airlines (JAL) will start code-share cooperation on Finnair flights between Finland and Japan as from June 3, 2008.
Japan Airlines can make reservations and sell tickets with its own flight number on Finnair operated flights to and from Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. In addition JAL’s flight number will be added to Finnair flights to and from Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo that connect with Finnair’s Helsinki-Japan routes.
– We are very happy to codeshare with Japan Airlines on our flights between Finland and Japan and to Scandinavia. Japan Airlines is the leading airline in Asia-Pacific region, and we believe that the new cooperation will significantly increase travelling from Japan to Finland and via Finland to other parts of Northern Europe, says Mr. Mika Perho Finnair’s SVP Commercial Division.
Finnair and Japan Airlines introduced code-share cooperation in 2005. Finnair can sell tickets with its own flight number to JAL flights operated to and from Fukuoka, Sapporo and Tokyo’s Haneda airport as connections to Finnair’s own Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya flights. Japan Airlines can sell tickets with a JAL flight number to Finnair flights from Amsterdam and Frankfurt to Helsinki (and vice versa) as a connection to its own flights between Tokyo and Europe.
Japan Airlines joined oneworld in April 2007. Finnair’s and JAL’s frequent flyer customers can earn and burn points on each others’ flights.