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Finnair and Juneyao Air enter into a joint business partnership on the Helsinki-Shanghai route and beyond

Finnair and Shanghai-based Juneyao Air will enter to a joint business partnership on July 1, 2021, where the two carriers will cooperate commercially on flights between Helsinki and Shanghai as well points beyond 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, attractive fares and enhanced benefits for frequent flyer members. Finnair’s and Juneyao’s customers will 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.

Finnair and Juneyao Air currently operate 2 flights per week between Helsinki and Shanghai and look forward to increasing frequencies as soon as the pandemic situation allows. In 2019, Finnair and Juneyao Air both operated daily flights between Helsinki and Shanghai.

Juneyao Air launched its route from Shanghai to Helsinki in July 2019, and since then both Finnair and Juneyao have been codesharing on each other’s 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 partner’s entire network.

Finnair to deepen its cooperation with Juneyao Air

Finnair has made this announcement:

Finnair and Shanghai-based Juneyao Air have signed a Letter of Intent to deepen their cooperation between China and Europe subject to required regulatory approvals.

The aim is to establish a joint venture on the Helsinki – Shanghai route enabling Finnair and Juneyao Air to offer their corporate and leisure customers a seamless travel experience through a wider choice 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. Over the last year we have built up a close and mutually beneficial partnership with Juneyao Air. Taking the important step to evolve this into a deeper cooperation focused on our Shanghai and Helsinki hubs will allow us to not only serve our current customers even better, but also to lay a platform for further growth in the future, once the aviation market starts to normalise”, says Ole Orver, Chief Commercial Officer at Finnair.

“The aviation industry has encountered tough situations. Nevertheless, we consistently and optimistically trust in our emphasized China-Europe market and partnership with Finnair. We have been in comprehensive cooperation with Finnair and have obtained a mutually trustworthy and beneficial partnership with shared visions and values. Expanding the partnership enables us to accelerate further development and to serve passengers better with diversified choices and broadened network coverage.”, says Mr Yu Chengji, 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 code sharing on each other´s Helsinki-Shanghai routes and on selected routes from Helsinki to Europe and from Shanghai to other destinations in China. A reciprocal agreement for Finnair Plus and Juneyao Air Club member was also implemented in August 2019, allowing customers to earn and redeem miles and points throughout each partner’s entire network.

Once implemented, the joint venture cooperation will enable significant further expansion of codesharing across the networks of both partners, particularly to key points behind Shanghai Pudong and Helsinki, as well as the introduction of enhanced benefits for frequent travelers.

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Juneyao Air’s fifth Boeing 787 Dreamliner features a special Chinese Floral livery

Juneyao Air's 2019 "Chinese Floral" design

Juneyao Air has made this announcement and issued these photos on social media:

Our fifth Boeing 787 (registration B-20D1) featuring the Chinese Floral special livery, finished its test flight on August 23.

B-20D1 is due to be delivered at the end of August.

B-20D1 will serve domestic destinations in China starting in early September, but it will also operate intercontinental routes soon.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): Juneyao Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner B-20D1 (msn 64316) (Chinese Floral) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 947416.

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Finnair starts codeshare cooperation with Juneyao Air, extending its network in China

Juneyao Air's first 787, in special Peony livery

Finnair and the Shanghai-based Juneyao Air have agreed on a new codeshare cooperation on the route operated by Juneyao Air and Finnair between Helsinki and Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG), as well as on selected Juneyao routes in China and selected Finnair routes in Finland. The new codeshare agreement adds eight new destinations to Finnair’s network in China.

From June 28, 2019 onwards Finnair customers can connect with Juneyao Air from Shanghai to Harbin, Shenyang, Dalian, Qingdao, Xi´an, Chongqing, Kunming, Xiamen and Fuzhou. In addition, the Finnair code will be added on Juneyao Air routes between Nanjing and Xi´an, Chongqing and Zhangjiajie. At the same time, Juneyao Air code will be added to Finnair´s route between Shanghai and Helsinki, and to Finnair’s domestic routes from Helsinki to Ivalo, Rovaniemi, Kemi, Kuopio and Oulu. The Finnish Lapland has become a popular destination for Chinese tourists.

These new codeshare flights can be booked from May 16, 2019.

In other news, Finnair yesterday celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first long-haul route to New York:

May 15 is the anniversary of our first long haul flight. We opened the route to New York 50 years ago. The flight to New York departed on May 15, 1969 at 10.30. The route anniversary was celebrated at Helsinki Airport.

Top Copyright Photo: Juneyao Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner B-1115 (msn 64312) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 943661.

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Juneyao Airlines takes delivery of first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Juneyao Air's first 787, in special Peony livery, delivered October 15, 2018

Juneyao Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The first Boeing 787-9 (B-1115) was handed over at a ceremony at Paine Field on October 15, 2018.

Finally on October 19, 2018 made its formal announcement of the handover:

Boeing delivered the first 787-9 Dreamliner for Shanghai-based Juneyao Airlines. The new, super-efficient Dreamliner will also be the first widebody commercial jet operated by a privately-held Chinese airline.

Juneyao Airlines, previously an all-Airbus operator, mainly offers flights from Shanghai to more than 50 cities across China. In introducing the long-range 787 Dreamliner, the carrier is looking to expand its international network and increase flights to Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea.

The 787-9 is part of a family of three airplanes that offer long ranges and unmatched fuel efficiency in the 200 to 350 seat market. The 787-9 can carry 290 passengers and fly up to 7,635 nautical miles (14,140 km), while reducing fuel use and emissions by 20 to 25 percent compared to older airplanes. Passengers will appreciate a more comfortable flight thanks to the Dreamliner’s large windows, lower cabin altitude, smooth-ride technology, and other amenities.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Juneyao): Juneyao Air Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner B-1115 (msn 64312) PAE (Nick Dean). Image: 943660.

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Juneyao Air unveils its special liveries and cabins for its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners

Juneyao Air Boeing 787 “Chinese style” liveries – “Peony”, “Chinese Red” and “Chinese Ribbon”

Juneyao Airlines has made this announcement:

Juneyao Air has announced the planned suite of services for its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner, including the  promotional video “Dream a Journey; Share a Trip”, the fine design of the seats and cabin interiors, and the special liveries of the 787 fleet.

The array of unique service offerings is meant to demonstrate the superior features of the premium aircraft and how the airline stands unique and apart from its rivals with the mission of delivering Juneyao Air’s brand initiative “Warm Journey Beyond Imagination“.

Juneyao Air expects the theme of “Dream a Journey; Share a Trip” to become synonymous with the interior design of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, transforming each flight into an auspicious start of or pleasing end to the dream voyage that the passenger is looking forward to or just concluding.

Thompson Vantage XL seats on Juneyao Air Boeing 787

Panels and accessories for Juneyao’s Business Class

Night environment in Juneyao’s Business Class

The airline plans to roll out a series of new service features in business class: 29 highly customized 1-2-1 configuration Thompson Vantage XL full-flat seats that give the passenger additional private personal space and ensure a more comfortable flight experience. Seats are designed with a gentle massage feature, an adjustable multifunctional light source and a larger storage space. The airline’s mission is to create a more distinguished, fashionable and differentiated travel experience.

Recaro CL3710 seats in the Economy Class, together with 12-inch IFE provided by Panasonic Avionics

Economy class incorporates a 3-3-3 layout, making more efficient use of the wide-bodied aircraft’s space. Optimized cabin space planning and the highly acclaimed Recaro CL3710 seat delivers legroom up to 32 inches. Each seat is equipped with a next-generation Panasonic 12-inch high-definition personal entertainment system and a separate USB port. In addition, the seat headrest can be adjusted in nine directions, assuring a relaxed and refreshed passenger, even after a long flight. A next-generation high-flux on-board satellite communications system keeps the traveler constantly connected  even while cruising at 30,000 feet.

Juneyao Air’ image as a carrier that puts the comfort of the passenger first can be felt everywhere in the design once one enters the cabin. The configuration management team has specially customized a blend of seven kinds of light and shadows which, in Chinese traditional thought, symbolizes good fortune for the cabin and all that is within, while, at the same time, delivering to passengers a relaxing, easy-on-the-eyes visual experience.  Quentin Bisch, one of the famous perfumer from Givaudan, created a special fragrance exclusively for the airline, adding a pleasing aromatic scent to the comfortably decorated cabin. Besides, the onboard service also includes a selection of alcoholic drinks, custom-made meals and special afternoon teas.

Juneyao Air Boeing 787 “Peony” livery

The special liveries of Juneyao’s 787 fleet are bound to draw the attention of passengers as they board the aircraft. The first 787 will feature the”Chinese Peony” livery symbolizing good fortune. As China’s national flower, the peony stands for elegance, wealth and magnificence, which makes the flower a perfect fit with the airline’s brand image and vision for the future. Moreover, the “Chinese Peony” 787 echoes the existing “Chinese Peony” A320s that were painted in celebration of the company’s tenth anniversary, and marks Juneyao Air entry into a stage where both short- and long-haul flights have become part of the roadmap. Meanwhile, the second, the third and the fourth 787 will be painted the “Chinese Ribbon” livery. The idea of using Chinese red silk ribbons as the theme symbolizes the airline’s entry into a new era while representing its contribution to the One Belt, One Roadinitiative and further realizing the continuous development and aviation dream of the company.

The first Boeing 787 is scheduled to be delivered in Seattle in mid-October.

Later the aircraft will service domestic routes between Shanghai and Shenzhen, Sanya, Chengdu and Chongqing.

Intercontinental flights by 787 from Shanghai are expected to be launched in 2019 and will further enhancehe airline’s globalization roadmap. Therefore Juneyao Air is ready to welcome the new Boeing 787 to its fleet. With the rapid development of the company, travelers are likely to spot more Juneyao flights connecting continents together, serving as an ambassador for Chinese culture, and to make every passengers’ dreams come true.

All images by Juneyao Airlines.

Juneyao Airlines unveils new liveries for the new Boeing 787 fleet

Chinese carrier Juneyao Airlines Co. Ltd. (Juneyao Airlines) is scheduled to receive its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner this September, making it the first Chinese private airline to receive a widebody, long-haul jet airliner. Juneyao Airlines recently unveiled the livery plan for its 787 fleet.

The first Boeing 787 Juneyao receives will feature the “Chinese Peony” livery. (PRNewsfoto/Juneyao Airlines)

Juneyao Airlines’ first Boeing 787 aircraft will be delivered with a colorful Chinese peony-themed livery (above). Peony, the national flower of China, is synonymous with grace and elegance and reflects the Chinese airline’s brand and vision for itself in terms of upcoming plans for development. The new design is meant to depict the airline’s hope and expectations for a peaceful, powerful and prosperous China. The aircraft, together with Juneyao Airlines’ painted fleet of Airbus A320, which received the livery in preparation for the carrier’s recent celebration of its 10th anniversary, also served as an announcement of the airline entering a new era, whereby it is operating with both Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

The “Chinese Red” livery for Juneyao’s Boeing 787. (PRNewsfoto/Juneyao Airlines)

The airline will continue with the Chinese Red livery (above), the color that is representative of China and of promise for the future and that was applied in the A320/1 series, and extend it to the Boeing 787 to showcase that promise around the world.

The “Chinese Ribbon” livery for Juneyao’s Boeing 787. (PRNewsfoto/Juneyao Airlines)

In addition, the Chinese Ribbon livery design (above), which outrivaled other proposals in a public livery competition, will be used on the Boeing 787, demonstrating Juneyao Airlines’ support for the direction that China is taking and its dedication in contributing to the country’s One Belt, One Road initiative.

Juneyao Airlines is also taking the lead when it comes to the design and configuration of the cabins in the Boeing 787. The Business Class section has been fitted with 180-degree lie-flat Thompson Vantage XL seats, each with a 42-inch pitch and arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. Economy Class features Recaro CL3710 nine-way adjustable headrests and seats equipped with warm, fantasy lighting, in-flight HD entertainment systems with 12-inch screens, standalone USB interfaces, and other facilities allowing passengers to feel pampered during their flight.

According to the delivery schedule announced by the airline and the aircraft manufacturer, Juneyao’s first Boeing 787-9 will arrive at Boeing’s general assembly line on August 8, and, during the month of September, be put through paintings and trial flights. Final delivery will take place in late September or early October. The airline expects to take delivery of three painted 787 planes between now and the end of the year. At first, the planes will service some key domestic routes before being transitioned to the airline’s first grouping of long-haul, intercontinental routes.

Juneyao Airlines, a subsidiary of Shanghai Juneyao (Group) Co. Ltd., is one of the airlines to emerge after China’s aviation industry started to grow rapidly on the heels of the rollout of China’s reform and opening-up policy. Shanghai Juneyao (Group) took the lead in expanding into the industry via charter flight operations. In 2006, Shanghai Juneyao (Group) made its first foray into the aviation sector when Juneyao Airlines successfully completed its maiden flight. By mid-2018, Juneyao Airlines was operating 68 single-aisle A320 planes. Last year, the airline placed an order for 10 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, in a move to meet the needs of its rapidly growing international network. Juneyao Airlines is committed to furnishing best of class aviation services by providing passengers with high-quality, friendly services and conveying its brand philosophy of happiness, good fortune and Chinese culture to more passengers.

Images: Juneyao Airlines.

Juneyao Airlines announces a codeshare partnership with EVA Air

Juneyao Airlines Airbus A320-214 F-WWDN (B-6396) (msn 3605) TLS (Karl Cornil). Image: 905966.

Juneyao Airlines, the first “Connecting Partner” of Star Alliance, has started a codeshare partnership with EVA Air on routes across the Taiwan Straits from March 26, 2018. The codeshare cooperation will bring more travelling choices for passengers flying across the Taiwan strait, and will have apositive impact on the expansion of Juneyao’s network in Asia, warming up the relationship between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

According to the codeshare agreement, Juneyao Airlines and EVA Air will place their own codes on flights operated by partners connecting Shanghai Pudong – Taipei Taoyuan and Shanghai Pudong – Kaohsiung. Meanwhile, Juneyao Airlines will continue its FFP offerings on connecting flights providing priority check-in, priority baggage handling, priority boarding, extra baggage allowance, and lounge access for Star Alliance Elite members, including those from EVA Air.

Detailed codeshare flights between Juneyao Airlines and EVA Air are shown below:





Shanghai Pudong

Taipei Taoyuan

HO1309/ BR2731


Juneyao Airlines

HO3181 / BR711



HO3185 / BR751


HO3187 / BR721


Taipei Taoyuan

Shanghai Pudong

HO1310 / BR2732


Juneyao Airlines

HO3182 / BR712



HO3186 / BR752


HO3188 / BR722


Shanghai Pudong


HO1315 / BR2733


Juneyao Airlines

HO3189 / BR705




Shanghai Pudong

HO1316 / BR2734


Juneyao Airlines

HO3190 / BR706



Juneyao Airlines Co., Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Juneyao Group, targeting at middle-to-high-level official, business and private tourism markets. Juneyao Airlines started its inaugural flight in September 2006 and became the first Connecting Partner of Star Alliance in May 2017. As of today, Juneyao Airlines owns 68 brand new Airbus A320 series aircrafts whose average age is only 3 years. In 2017, Juneyao Airlines have carried over 16 million passengers.

Based in Shanghai and Nanjing, Juneyao Airlines operates 110 routes linking major cities in China as well as surrounding countries.

It will further launch intercontinental flights after receiving Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in late 2018.

Copyright Photo: Juneyao Airlines Airbus A320-214 F-WWDN (B-6396) (msn 3605) TLS (Karl Cornil). Image: 905966.

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Juneyao Airlines and ANA launch codeshare and frequent flyer partnership

Juneyao Airlines Airbus A320-214 B-6922 (msn 5071) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 939382.

Juneyao Airlines, one of the leading private-owned airlines in mainland China and the first “Connecting Partner” of Star Alliance, will launch codeshare cooperation starting from March 25, 2018 with ANA, one of the premier airlines in Japan focused on delivering excellent customer service. The codeshare cooperation mainly involves Sino-Japan trunk routes as well as beyond flights.

According to the codeshare agreement, Juneyao Airlines will place its own “HO” code on ANA operated Sino-Japan trunk routes connecting Shanghai Pudong to Tokyo Haneda, Nagoya and Osaka Kansai, and also beyond routes in domestic Japan to Tokyo Haneda, Sapporo and Naha from Osaka Kansai. On the other side, ANA will have its “NH” code on Juneyao operated Shanghai Pudong – Tokyo Haneda, Nagoya, Osaka Kansai and Nanjing – Osaka Kansai flights. Passengers will also see “NH” code on Juneyao operated Chinese domestic flights from Shanghai Pudong to Chongqing, Xi’an, Harbinand Changchun. Both sides have agreed to start codeshare sales through both official channels and authorized agencies from March 22. In addition, both parties will set up transit counters in Shanghai Pudong and Osaka Kansai airport, offering seamless experience for transit passengers.

Besides the codeshare, Juneyao Airlines and ANA have reached consensus on intensifying FFP (Frequent Flyer Program) cooperation and providing top-notch FFP services. The FFP cooperation will start on the same day of the codeshare implementation and will allow customers from Juneyao Air Club and ANA Mileage Club to earn miles on certain classes and redeem flights of both sides. What’s more, both carriers will offer priority privileges for elite members on codeshare flights, including priority check-in, priority baggage handling, priority boarding, extra baggage allowance and lounge access.

Juneyao will further launch intercontinental flights after receiving Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in late 2018.

Copyright Photo: Juneyao Airlines Airbus A320-214 B-6922 (msn 5071) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 939382.

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