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Wed, 23 June 2021

Finnair Expands Partnership with Juneyao Air

Finnair and Shanghai-based Juneyao Air will enter to a joint business partnership on 1 July 2021, where the two carriers will cooperate commercially on flights between Helsinki and Shanghai, as well as other points in China and Europe.

Finnair and Juneyao Air started a codeshare cooperation in July 2019, when Juneyao Air launched its Shanghai-Helsinki route. The joint business further deepens the partnership, providing corporate and leisure customers with more flexible routing options, special fares and enhanced benefits for frequent flyer members.

Finnairs and Juneyaos customers will also benefit from more consistent customer policies for example with baggage allowances, integrated customer care and enhanced frequent flyer award point accrual across the two airlines.

Juneyao Air Boeing 787. Click to enlarge.

Travellers will have improved connectivity to a network of 57 destinations in China from Juneyaos Shanghai Pudong hub, while Juneyao customers will enjoy better access to Finnairs extensive network of 65 European destinations via its Helsinki hub.

Finnair and Juneyao Air currently operate two flights per week between Helsinki and Shanghai. Pre-COVID19, Finnair and Juneyao Air both operated daily flights between Helsinki and Shanghai.

Finnair is all about offering the best connections between Europe and Asia, said Topi Manner, Chief Executive Officer at Finnair. This is a true win-win partnership, which will enable Finnair and Juneyao customers to enjoy vastly improved access to our joint network. It is also testament to Finnairs steadfast commitment to China as a strategic market. We look forward to working closely with our friends at Juneyao, to build an even stronger bridge between China and Europe through our Shanghai and Helsinki hubs.

Juneyao Air launched its Shanghai to Helsinki route in July 2019, and since then both Finnair and Juneyao have been codesharing on each others Helsinki-Shanghai services and on selected connecting flights from Helsinki to Europe and from Shanghai to other destinations in China.

A reciprocal agreement for Finnair Plus and Juneyao Air Club frequent flyer members was also implemented in August 2019, allowing customers to earn and redeem miles and points throughout each partners entire network.

We are honored to formalize this strategic partnership with Finnair to offer our customers a wider range of products and quality services, provide more flexible flight choices, and seamless travel experiences, said Zhao Hongliang, Chief Executive Officer at Juneyao Air. The joint business with Finnair will allow Juneyao Air to further strengthen its market in Europe, which is an important strategy in our global expansion as it significantly increases Juneyao Airs presence in an aviation market set to become the high-value carrier.

Founded in 2006, Juneyao Air is one of the leading private-owned carriers in China and the first Connecting Partner of Star Alliance. At the end of May 2021, the airline reached near 200 destinations in Asia and Europe, with a fleet of 80 aircraft, comprising narrow-bodied Airbus A320s and wide-bodied Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

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