Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Codeshare deal agreed between Finnair and China Southern

Photo Finnair
It is now official, one of Europes most respected airlines, Finnair has signed a new codeshare deal with the ever-expanding China Southern, to start on 1st June.

The deal includes the Finnair route between Guangzhou and Helsinki, and selected China Southern destinations in China. The new codeshare partnership adds five new destinations to Finnair´s network in China, and customers will be able to connect with China Southern from Guangzhou to Changsha (CSX), Chongqing (CKG), Hangzhou (HGH), Nanjing (NKG), Sanya (SYX), Wenzhou (WNZ), Xiamen (XMN) and Xi´an (XIY).

In addition, China Southern code CZ will be added to Finnair flights from Helsinki to several popular destinations in Europe: Amsterdam (AMS), Billund (BLL), Copenhagen (CPH), Goteborg (GOT), London (LHR), Paris (CDG), Riga (RIX) and Stockholm (ARN).

Photo China Southern

“We´re very excited about this first step of our partnership with China Southern. This codeshare opens up new destinations in China for our customers on the Helsinki-Guangzhou route, which we just extended to year-round operations. China is among our top markets globally, and we are delighted to be able to offer more destinations to our customers from Guangzhou onwards”, says Mr Christian Lesjak, Senior Vice President, Network and resource management at Finnair. “During this summer, we operate up to 42 weekly flights between Greater China and Helsinki, including four flights to Guangzhou.”

“We are very honoured to establish the partnership with Finnair, one of the world's leading airlines with an extensive network and high level of service. Through cooperation, we will further expand our network to the Nordic. Finland is a popular tourist and business destinations, we are very glad to provide an opportunity for travellers from all over the world to visit Helsinki more easily”, says Mr WU Guoxiang, Senior Vice President of International and Corporate Relations at China Southern. “Passengers can enjoy a convenient and smooth transfer process, with through check-in, seamless connectivity and other ground handling services. We will continue to work closely with our codeshare partners to provide a seamless travel experience for passengers constantly.”

China Southern operates more than 3,000 daily flights to 224 destinations in 40 countries and regions, it is China's largest airline, employing about 100,000 employees around the globe. It has amassed a fleet of more than over 800 aircraft and is a 4 star airline according to Skytrax.

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