Finnair continued to ratchet up the reach of its China Network today when it announced it had begun its new Finnair codeshare cooperation with the Shanghai based carrier Juneyao Air.
As of 28 June, 2019 Finnair passengers will be able to connect with Juneyao Air from Shanghai to Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Xi´an, 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.
“More destinations and smooth connections in China”
Commenting on the relationship, Christian Lesjak, senior vice president, of network and resource management at Finnair, said: “We warmly welcome this cooperation with Juneyao Air and are delighted to offer our customers more destinations and smooth connections in China. 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.”
“A win-win collaboration”
Yu Chengji, executive vice president of Juneyao Air, said: “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.”
Founded in 2005, Juneyao Air became a Star Alliance Connecting Partner in May 2017 and has codeshare agreements in place with fellow alliance members Air China, Air Canada, ANA, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines, United and Shenzhen Airlines.