Finnair and Japan Airlines will expand their codeshare cooperation as of today. Finnair's flight numbers will be added to Japan Airlines flights from Frankfurt to Tokyo Narita starting on January 1, 2017. The codeshare expansion gives customers more flexibility and connectivity between Europe and Japan, enabling combinable routings via Frankfurt in one direction and via Helsinki in the other direction.
Finnair and Japan Airlines operate under a joint business agreement and share revenue on all direct flights operated by Japan Airlines and Finnair between Japan and Europe. The joint business agreement currently includes 24 weekly services between Helsinki Airport and Japan.
Finnair customers are able to earn and redeem Finnair Plus points on Japan Airlines flights that carry Finnair's AY flight designator codes.
"We are delighted to further strengthen our relationship between Finnair and Japan Airlines and to offer our customers more choice when travelling between Europe and Japan," says Philip Lewin, Head of Partnerships and Alliances at Finnair.
Flights with the new codeshares will be available for booking as of December 1, 2016 and the first possible travel dates using the new codeshares will be January 1, 2017.
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Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than ten million passengers annually and connecting 17 cities in Asia with more than 60 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, is the European launch customer of the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and is the first airline listed in the Leadership Index of the worldwide Carbon Disclosure Project. The only Nordic carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking, Finnair has also won the World Airline Award for Best Airline Northern Europe for the past seven years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.
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