Finnair and LATAM Airlines Group launch codeshare partnership, opening access to South America for Finnair customers
Finnair and LATAM Airlines Group today implemented a new codeshare agreement on flights between Finnair’s hub in Helsinki (HEL) and LATAM’s hubs in São Paulo (GRU), Brazil, and in Santiago (SCL), Chile, via five European gateways: London (LHR), Paris (CDG), Madrid (MAD), Barcelona (BCN) and Milan (MXP).
As part of the codeshare agreement, Finnair’s AY code will be added to LATAM’s transatlantic flights between Finnair’s gateways in Europe and LATAM’s hubs in São Paulo and in Santiago. The cooperation will offer new destinations for Finnair customers, as LATAM’s flights will be the first ones flown to South America with a Finnair code.
Likewise, LATAM’s LA code will be added to Finnair’s flights between Helsinki and London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona and Milan, providing LATAM passengers with access to Finland.
The new codeshare flights to São Paulo and Santiago are available for sale via Finnair.com as of today, for flights starting 1 October 2019.
“We are excited to be able to offer these great new destinations for our customers,” says Philip Lewin, Head of Partnerships and Alliances at Finnair. “We also welcome LATAM customers to explore everything Helsinki and Finnair has to offer.”
“As part of our commitment to connecting Latin America with the world, this new agreement will offer our passengers easier access to the exciting destinations in Finland via Helsinki,” says Soledad Berrios, Director of Strategic Alliances at LATAM Airlines Group. “We also look forward to welcoming Finnair customers onboard and offering them the chance to experience our Latin American hospitality.”
About LATAM Airlines Group S.A:
LATAM Airlines Group is Latin America’s leading airline group with one of the largest route networks in the world, offering services to 143 destinations in 25 countries. The airline group employs over 41,000 people worldwide, operating approximately 1,300 flights per day and transporting 69 million passengers per year. LATAM Airlines Group shares are traded on the Santiago Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange in the form of ADRs.
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Finnair is a network airline specialising in passenger and cargo traffic between Asia and Europe. Helsinki’s geographical location gives Finnair a competitive advantage, since the fastest connections between many European destinations and Asian megacities fly over Finland. Finnair flies to 19 destinations in Asia, 8 in North America and over 100 destinations in Europe. Finnair is the only Nordic network carrier with a 4-star Skytrax ranking and a member of the oneworld alliance. In 2018, Finnair’s revenues amounted to EUR 2.834 million and it carried over 13 million passengers. Finnair Plc’s shares are quoted on Nasdaq Helsinki.