Finnair and S7 Airlines launch codeshare
Finnair and fellow oneworld alliance member S7 Airlines have agreed to new codeshare arrangements.
From April 26, Finnair code will be added to S7’s new service between Helsinki and Moscow’s Domodedovo International Airport, as well as to selected onward S7 services from Domodedovo to Novosibirsk, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Ufa and Yekaterinburg.
In return, S7 will add its flight code to selected Finnair services from St. Petersburg and Yekaturinburg to Helsinki, and to selected onward Finnair services to the Finnish cities of Joensuu, Kuopio, Oulu, Rovaniemi, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa.
“We are looking forward to welcoming S7 Airlines to Helsinki with their new service from Domodedovo,” says Hannu Sundberg, Finnair’s VP Commercial Partnerships. “The arrival of another modern, high-quality alliance partner in Helsinki also reinforces a vital oneworld hub between east and west.”
“We are pleased to develop our cooperation with Finnair as part of the international alliance oneworld, and within the present partnership agreement. Such cooperation is definitely beneficial for passengers of both airlines. On April 26 S7 Airlines starts its own flights to Helsinki from Moscow's Domodedovo airport. As a result of this agreement, passengers of S7 Airlines and Finnair will be able to travel inside both countries to more destinations,” says S7 Airline’s Director of Strategy Department Vadim Besperstov.
Finnair’s services from Helsinki connect more than 50 cities in Europe with 13 destinations in Asia. The airline carries more than nine million passengers annually and is a recognised pioneer in sustainable flying as 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 four years running. Finnair is a member of oneworld, the quality alliance of choice for business travellers. In addition to Finnair and S7 Airlines, Helsinki is served by oneworld partners airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways and Japan Airlines.
S7 Airlines has a large domestic route network within Russia, based on hubs in Moscow (Domodedovo) and Novosibirsk (Tolmachevo). It serves 114 routes in 25 countries across CIS, Europe, Middle East, Southeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. S7 Airlines currently has one of the most modern and youngest fleets in Russia. Its fleet of 56 aircraft – including Airbus A320 family, Boeing 737 and Boeing 767s – operates more than 190 departures a day. In 2013 S7 Airlines carried more than 9,238 million passengers.
oneworld is an alliance of the world's leading airlines committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers. oneworld member airlines work together to deliver consistently a superior, seamless travel experience, with special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including earning and redeeming miles and points across the entire alliance network. oneworld member airlines include airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian and S7 Airlines, and around 30 affiliates. TAM and US Airways will join on March 31, 2014 and SriLankan Airlines soon after. Between them, these airlines serve almost a thousand airports in 150 countries, with more than 14,000 daily departures on a combined fleet of almost 3,500 aircraft.
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