Finnair and Shanghai-based Juneyao Air are going to establish a joint venture on the Helsinki-Shanghai route enabling them to offer their customers wider choices of destination, schedule and fare options via their main hubs: Helsinki Airport (HEL) and Pudong International Airport (PVG).
“Despite these immensely challenging times for our industry, we at Finnair remain steadfast in our belief and commitment to China as a key market and to Juneyao Air as a key partner,” says Ole Orver, the chief commercial officer at Finnair, in a statement.
For both airliners, the joint venture is another step to deepen their cooperation that began last year.
“The aviation industry has encountered tough situations. Nevertheless, we consistently and optimistically trust in our emphasized China-Europe market and partnership with Finnair,” says Mr. Yu Chengji, the executive vice president of Juneyao Air.
Juneyao Air launched its route from Shanghai to Helsinki in July 2019, and since then both Finnair and Juneyao Air have been codesharing (an agreement between two or more airlines to list certain flights in a reservation system under each other’s names) on each other´s Helsinki-Shanghai routes and on selected routes from Helsinki to Europe and from Shanghai to other destinations in China.
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