Finnair and Japan Airlines will expand their codeshare cooperation as of today. Finnair’s flight numbers will be added to Japan Airlines flights from Frankfurt to Tokyo Narita starting on January 1, 2017. The codeshare expansion gives customers more flexibility and connectivity between Europe and Japan, enabling combinable routings via Frankfurt in one direction and via Helsinki in the other direction.
Finnair and Japan Airlines operate under a joint business agreement and share revenue on all direct flights operated by Japan Airlines and Finnair between Japan and Europe. The joint business agreement currently includes 24 weekly services between Helsinki Airport and Japan.
Finnair customers are able to earn and redeem Finnair Plus points on Japan Airlines flights that carry Finnair’s AY flight designator codes.
“We are delighted to further strengthen our relationship between Finnair and Japan Airlines and to offer our customers more choice when travelling between Europe and Japan,” says Philip Lewin, Head of Partnerships and Alliances at Finnair.
Flights with the new codeshares will be available for booking as of December 1, 2016 and the first possible travel dates using the new codeshares will be January 1, 2017.