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Finnair to join up with British Airways and Japan Airlines to coordinate schedules and share revenue to Japan

Finnair (Helsinki) is seeking to join with the British Airways-Japan Airlines joint venture to coordinate schedules and share revenue on European-Japanese flights according to this report by Bloomberg. Combining fares will be the key element of the expanded JV between the Oneworld partners. The carriers currently operate 10 routes between Europe and Japan.

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In other news, the company issued this statement about being the most punctual international airline (a dig at SAS?) for the past two months:

Finnair has been the most punctual international airline for the past two months, according to travel data provider FlightStats. With 93.83 per cent of flights arriving or departing within 15 minutes of schedule in May and 91.14 per cent in April, Finnair is currently the world’s most reliable international carrier according to the data services firm, which supplies the travel industry and general public with real-time global flight tracking information.

“There are all kinds of factors out of an airline’s control that can cause delays to passengers and loss of revenue, but these rankings highlight the degree to which dedicated employees working in well-defined processes can proactively and positively manage on-time performance,” says Finnair Chief Operating Officer Ville Iho. “I’m very proud of this impressive achievement, both among our own employees and those of our key partners.”

In FlightStats’ rankings for the year 2012, Finnair was runner-up for lowest global cancellation rate and a runner-up for most punctual European airline. The oneworld alliance, of which Finnair is a member, was named the alliance with the best on-time performance.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A330-302X OH-LTR (msn 1067) in the old 2000 livery climbs away from Narita International Airport near Tokyo bound for the Helsinki hub.

Finnair: AG Slide Show

Finnair to enter the American-British-Iberia trans-Atlantic joint venture

Finnair (Helsinki) has announced it will join the trans-Atlantic joint venture established by American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia in October 2010.

Finnair will add its AY code to select American, British and Iberia flights between North America and Europe (EU, plus Norway and Switzerland). American (AA), British (BA) and Iberia (IB) codes on Finnair’s daily flights between New York and Helsinki.

All together, the JV will operate up to 102 daily roundtrips between North American and Europe serving 42 gateways on either side of the Atlantic.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems. Airbus A330-302X OH-LTR (msn 1067) taxies to the gate at the HEL hub.

Finnair: AG Slide Show


Iberia is facing new holiday strikes by its ground and cabin crews


Iberia (Madrid) is facing a new round of strikes by its ground and cabin crews. The unions have called for a full-day strike on December 14 and the five days of walkouts from December 17 to December 21 during the Christmas rush. Spain is becoming a country of strikes. The unions are protesting the jobs cuts. The losses at Iberia are bleeding IAG.

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Copyright Photo: Paul Denton. Iberia is not soaring these days but continuously navigating through its devastating labor relations. Airbus A320-214 EC-HDK (msn 1067) climbs away from Geneva.

Iberia: AG Slide Show