MIAMI – Finnair (AY) and Juneyao Airlines (HO) are deepening their commercial cooperation by signing a joint business agreement on the route from Helsinki (HEL) to Shanghai (PVG), taking effect from July 1, 2021.

The two airlines, which are already linked by a codeshare agreement signed when HO started serving HEL in July 2019, are now entering into, a stronger commercial partnership, in order to offer their customers, both business and leisure, with more travel options, customer service, and benefits for their respective frequent flyers.

AY passengers will be able to connect to 57 of destinations in China served by HO from its PVG hub while HO customers will take advantage of AY European 65 city pairs network via the HEL hub.

Both airlines are currently operating two weekly flights but are planning to increase services flights whenever the pandemic situation will allow. In 2019, the two carriers operated a daily flight each.

Juneyao Airlines Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner – Photo : Andrew Henderson/Airways

Comments from CEOs

Topi Manner, AY CEO, commented on the new agreement stating, “Finnair is all about offering the best connections between Europe and Asia” and added, “This is a true win-win partnership, which will enable Finnair and Juneyao customers to enjoy vastly improved access to our joint network.”

On HO’s side, CEO Zhao Hongliang commented on the partnership by adding, “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.” 

Article sourced from Finnair Press Release

Featured image: Finnair Airbus 350-900 OH-LWB . Photo: Yfei Yu/Airways