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Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air, extending its network in China

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 Finnair and the Shanghai-based Juneyao Air have agreed on a new codeshare cooperation on the route operated by Juneyao Air and Finnair between Helsinki and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), as well as on selected Juneyao routes in China and selected Finnair routes in Finland. The new codeshare agreement adds eight new destinations to Finnair’s network in China.

From 28 June, 2019 onwards Finnair customers can connect with Juneyao Air from Shanghai to Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Xi´an, Chongqing, Kunming, Xiamen and Fuzhou. In addition, the Finnair code will be added on Juneyao Air routes between Nanjing and Xi´an, Chongqing and Zhangjiajie. At the same time, Juneyao Air code will be added to Finnair´s route between Shanghai and Helsinki, and to Finnair’s domestic routes from Helsinki to Ivalo, Rovaniemi, Kemi, Kuopio and Oulu. The Finnish Lapland has become a popular destination for Chinese tourists.

These new codeshare flights can be booked from 16 May, 2019.

“We warmly welcome this cooperation with Juneyao Air and are delighted to offer our customers more destinations and smooth connections in China”, says Mr Christian Lesjak, Senior Vice President, Network and resource management at Finnair. ”During summer 2019, we operate up to 42 weekly flights between Greater China and Helsinki, including daily flights to Shanghai. We welcome Juneyao customers to explore Finland.”

“By connecting Juneyao Air and Finnair networks, we can offer more choices, enabling easy connection and communication between China and Europe via Finland. We believe the codeshare partnership between Juneyao Air and Finnair will be a win-win collaboration”, says Mr Yu Chengji, Executive Vice President of Juneyao Air.

About Juneyao Air

Juneyao Air CO., LTD., is one of the leading private-owned carriers in the Chinese mainland. Founded in September 2006, the carrier now owns 72 aircrafts, consisting of Airbus A320 series jets and Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Being “the friendly air travel experience provider”, Juneyao Air operates more than 120 routes linking major cities in China as well as neighboring countries with its major base in Shanghai and Nanjing. In 2018 Juneyao Air has carried over 18 million passengers.

Juneyao Air has become the first Star Alliance Connecting Partner in May 2017 and has started FFP cooperation with Star Alliance members Air China, Air Canada, ANA, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines, United and Shenzhen Airlines.

Guided by the High Value Carrier (HVC) strategy and the brand promise “Warm Journey Beyond Imagination”, Juneyao Air is striving to become one of the top carriers in the region and will create a better travel experience and value to all passengers, making every journey a dream come true.

Further information:
Finnair Media Desk, +358 9 818 4020, comms(a)finnair.com 
www.finnair.com, www.company.finnair.com 

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Finnair blog: www.bluewings.finnair.com

About Finnair
Finnair flies between Asia, Europe and North America with an emphasis on fast connections via Helsinki, carrying more than thirteen million passengers annually. Finnair's extensive network connects 20 cities in Asia and 8 cities in North America with over 100 destinations in Europe. The airline, a pioneer in sustainable flying, was the first European airline to fly the next-generation, eco-smart Airbus A350 XWB aircraft and it 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 nine 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.