Finnair has announced it will be entering a joint business deal with its fellow oneworld partners. The airline will join American Airlines’, British Airways’ and Iberia’s transatlantic joint business that the airlines started in 2010.
The move will mean that Finnair customers will have a wider choice of flights and services throughout Europe and North America, as well as improved connections to flights across the Atlantic. Finnair will also add it AY code to American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia flights between Europe and North America. American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia will also add their flight codes to Finnair’s flights between New York and Helsinki.
When Finnair joins the partnership later in the year the four airlines will collectively operate up to 102 round trips between Europe and North America daily to 42 gateways on both sides of the Atlantic. “Our participation in this venture will significantly increase the portfolio of available destinations to Finnair’s existing customers, as well as open up Northern Europe to a whole new network of potential travellers,” said Finnair’s senior vice president Allister Paterson.
“Fare combinability between the four carriers also brings more ticket flexibility to customers, as the fares and conditions are identical between the airlines... A business traveller soon will be able to combine American, British Airways, Iberian and Finnair routes flexibly when flying between Europe and North America.”
The deal also means that Finnair, British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia customers will have access to a further 126 onward connections in Europe and 163 onward connections in North America.